October 14, 2010

Dear UNESCO MAB persons
(Please transfer this announcement to related persons and MLs)

Please join us for an afternoon side event of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and Japanese activities. October 26, 2010, 13:15pm - 14:45pm, Shirotori Hall, Bldg 4 Floor 1, (simultaneous English-Japanese interpretation provided) food, drink, DVD "Diversity matters, together we care, together we sustain" by UNESCO Jakarta privided
(COP10 ID is required)

I attach a flyer and see for detail on
COP10 will discuss "Living harmony with nature". I believe UNESCO's MAB programme is a long history of a related concept. UNESCO in general and its MAB Programme in particular look forward to playing a central role in the "living harmony with nature" in Nagoya. Therefore, this event is very important for CBD.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO Co-Organizers (undecided): Japanese Coordinating Committee for MAB; Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J); Insitute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University;
Ministry of Environment, Japan
Collaborators (undecided): Forestry Agency, Japan; Ecological Society of Japan; Yokohama National Univeristy

We will discuss MAB activities in Japan and the world including Education for Sustainable development, and the relationship with "sustainable use of ecosystem services", in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Japanese Ministry of Environment, and United Nations University and Others.

Coordinator: Prof. Kunio Suzuki (Yokohama National University/Japanese National Commission for UNESCO)
13:15 Opening Remarks by Nobuo Fujishima Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan
13:20 Ana Persic(UNESCO MAB-ICC) Keynote 2: Biosphere Reserves - The World Network of Learning Sites for Sustainable Development
13:35 Prof. Katsunori Suzuki (Kanazawa Univ./UN Univ.) Keynote 1: Promotion of ESD through MAB programme
13:50 Panel Discussion theme: Perspective of collaboration and development of MAB and ESD in Japan
Coordinator Hiroyuki Matsuda (Yokohama National Univ.),
Panelists: Katsunori Suzuki, A. Persic, Prof. Hong (Mokpo Nat'l Univ., Korea), Takako Takano (ECOPLUS), ....
14:40 Closing Remarks by Prof. Kunio Suzuki (Yokohama National University/Japanese National Commiission for UNESCO)
This event is supported by MEXT's UNESCO Partnership Programs

Join us!

Hiroyuki Matasuda
Japanese Coodinating Committee for MAB (Chair)

PS: please also join:
Oct. 20. Pew Environmental group "MPA"
Oct. 24. CBD-secretariat/UNU-IAS "Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative"
Oct. 27. Japanese fisheries
see http://risk.kan.ynu.ac.jp/matsuda/2010/MyCoP10.html for detail


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