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Capacity Building Workshop on Carbon Governance in Asia

Leading scientists and policy-makers from 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region met in Yokohama, 1-3 November 2010, to discuss during three days the challenges and opportunities for carbon governance in Asia and to train a dozen early career researchers from the Asia Pacific region, selected on their potential to become the future academic leaders.

The workshop has been jointly organized by the Global Carbon Project, the Earth System Governance Project, and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and has been supported by the Asia-Pacific Network on Global Change Research.

The workshop took place at the offices of the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies in the Pacifico Building which is also the meeting site of the 2010 APEC summit. The outcomes of the workshop have been summarized in an announcement that will be distributed to the participants of the APEC meeting and is also available →here.

For background and more information on the workshop please see:

The leading scientists were:

Michele Betsill, Colorado State University, USA (Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Committee)
Jeffrey Broadbent, University of Minnesota (PI of COMPON, an Affiliated Project of the Earth System Governance Project)
Lorraine Elliott, The Australian National University, Australia
Yasuko Kameyama, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
Norichika Kanie, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Committee)
Ma Zhong, Renmin University, China (Earth System Governance Associate Faculty)
Elizabeth L. Malone, Joint Global Change Research Institute, USA (Earth System Governance Associate Faculty)

Following policy makers contributed to the workshop:

Tetsuro Fujitsuka, Director, Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
Kristine Garcia, Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
Yoshiki Yamagata, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Toshiko Chiba, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Yuko Nishida, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Hwan Ok Ma, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Kazuhiko Takemoto, UNU-IAS; and former Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs at the Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MOE)

Pictures of the workshop are available on the Facebook page of the Earth System Governance Project.

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