Vol.546 March 22, 2017

Dialogue Today for the Future - Forum on “Environmental Sustainability and Human Health”

First “Aeon Future Earth Forum” was held.

AEON Environmental Foundation undertakes environmental education in collaboration with universities and research institutes in Asian countries to cultivate human resources of next generations. As one of its activities, the Foundation hosts the Aeon Future Earth Forum together with The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study - Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) as a five-year project starting this year. The Forum aims to encourage discussions between citizens and scientists on human impacts on Earth and specific solutions to such environmental issues. At the first Forum held on February 25, 2017 at The University of Tokyo under the main theme, “Environmental Sustainability and Human Health,” three experts gave lectures on “atmospheric science,” “ocean research” and “planetary health” based on the latest scientific knowledge. In the panel discussion that followed, approximately 200 participants joined the interactive session with scientists, and shared the understanding that environmental efforts made by each one of us in our daily lives leads to creating a sustainable society.