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GRIPS Forum “Global Commons Stewardship”

 At GRIPS Forum on January 24, 2022, Dr. Naoko Ishii,Executive Vice President, Director for Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo, gave a lecture titled “Global Commons Stewardship”.


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For so long we have considered the planetary earth had no limit, and our economic development had been supported by a stable and resilient earth system, our global commons. However, our economic development has pushed the carrying capacity of the earths system to its breaking points, transgressing several planetary boundaries. To pass on the sustainable earth environment to the future generation, we must establish a way to safeguard the global commons. In this lecture, I will discuss the mechanism needed to transform our socio-economic system and create an effective framework to steward the global commons, referring to some of the discussions that took place during the COP26.



Speaker: Dr. Naoko Ishii

Executive Vice President, Director for Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo

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Speaker’s Profile:

Dr. Naoko Ishii is a professor and executive vice president at the University of Tokyo, where she is also the inaugural director for the Center for Global Commons, whose mission is to catalyze systems change so that humans can achieve sustainable development within planetary boundaries. She believes academia can and should play an active role in mobilizing movements towards shared goals of nurturing stewardship of the global commons.

Before joining the university, Dr. Ishii was CEO and chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) from 2012-2020.



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About GRIPS Forum:

Since its establishment in 1997, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), as the only graduate school in Japan specializing in policy research, has promoted education and research on a wide range of policy issues.

Utilizing our vast policy network, this Forum invites leaders from various fields including government, academia and business, as well as staff from our own faculty, to deliver lectures on current policy concerns.

The Forum welcomes attendance of GRIPS faculty and students as well as participants from outside the university.



Date / Time 2022.1.24 16:40~18:10 (Japan Time)
SpeakerDr. Naoko Ishii, Executive Vice President, Director for Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo
TitleGlobal Commons Stewardship
Venue Online (Zoom Webinar)
Fee Free (Pre-registration is required)
Language English

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