Synergies in action (I): Means of implementation to support synergistic actions, including finance, STI and capacity building (STI)
Monday, 1 April 2019
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
UN City Copenhagen

Official meeting

Biographies

Interactive dialogues on measures and actions on finance, that promote integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs.

Moderator:

Dr. Flavia Schlegel, Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council

Panel
  • Ms. Katherine Richardson, Professor of Biological Oceanography and Leader of the Sustainability Science Center, University of Copenhagen; Member of the Independent Group of Scientists for the Global Sustainable Development Report
  • Mr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, former IPCC Former IPCC Vice-Chair, Professor, Climate and Environmental Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
  • Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
  • Ms. Gyorgy Gurban Senior maritime Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, International Maritime Organisation
  • Ms. Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, FIA Foundation
  • Mr. Hongyu Lin, Director-General, Cooperation Bureau, GEIDCO
Biographies
Mr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele
former IPCC Former IPCC Vice-Chair, Professor, Climate and Environmental Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Mr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

former IPCC Former IPCC Vice-Chair, Professor, Climate and Environmental Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Mr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi
President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Mr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

Kazuhiko Takeuchi graduated from the Department of Geography, the University of Tokyo in 1974. He obtained M.Agr. and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo. He has served as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University; an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture, a Professor in the Asian Natural Environmental Science Center, and a Professor in the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science at the University of Tokyo; and as Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) at the University of Tokyo. He also served as a Vice-Rector and Senior Vice-Rector at United Nations University from 2008 to 2016 and as an Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations from 2013 to 2016. Since 2016, he has served as a Senior Visiting Professor at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). He has been Director and a Project Professor of IR3S at the University of Tokyo since 2017. He took up the position of Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in July 2017.

Prof. Takeuchi specializes in landscape ecology, landscape planning, and sustainability science. He engages in research and outreach activities on creating eco-friendly environments for a harmonious coexistence of people and nature, especially focusing on Asia and Africa. Recently, he has been working toward establishing a global foundation for developing the field of sustainability science aiming to build a sustainable society. He is deeply involved in the SATOYAMA initiative, aiming at the restoration and revitalization of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes around the world, and Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) initiated by FAO.

Ms. Flavia Schlegel
Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council
Ms. Flavia Schlegel

Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council

Ms. Gyorgyi Gurban
Senior maritime Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, International Maritime Organisation
Ms. Gyorgyi Gurban

Senior maritime Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, International Maritime Organisation

Ms. Katherine Richardson
Professor of Biological Oceanography and Leader of the Sustainability Science Center, University of Copenhagen
Ms. Katherine Richardson

Professor of Biological Oceanography and Leader of the Sustainability Science Center, University of Copenhagen

Ms. Sheila Watson
Deputy Director, FIA Foundation
Ms. Sheila Watson

Deputy Director, FIA Foundation

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