International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia: Converting Aspirations to Actions

The forum intended to “bring together researchers from universities and governmental institutions, experts from governments and industries, and graduate and post-graduate students with interests in discourses on sustainable development in Asia.” This was done in order to “seek new ways of building bridges between science and policy through stimulating discussions among key stakeholders, catalyzing coherent researches on relevant policy issues through knowledge networks and institutional mechanisms to support trans-boundary thinking and problem-solving, and determining feasible paths towards truly sustainable societies through converting aspirations into actions at local, national and regional levels.” It was organized by the” Asian Institute of Technology, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan, and the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science of the University of Tokyo, Japan.”

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