International Symposium On A Green Recovery from COVID-19


As the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads across the world, it appears that poverty and inequality are widening more than ever, and the issues of global food resources are facing great challenges. Globally, mainly in Europe, the idea of “Green recovery” has been embraced in order to recover from the fall in the economy due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Taking this opportunity as an environmental and social policy, its concept is shifted to a more resilient social and economic models against climate disasters and infectious diseases with promoting climate change measures for decarbonization as well as preserving ecosystems and biodiversity. The purpose of this symposium is to discuss clues to solve the issues of global food resources after COVID-19 pandemic. The symposium will be held online.

Main speakers of the symposium are as follow:

Dr. Iris Lewandowski, Professor of University of Hohenheim, Germany / European Bioeconomy University, “How the transition to a bioeconomy can contribute to a sustainable post-Corona economy”

Dr. Timothy Clough, Professor of Environmental Biocheochemistry at Lincoln University, NZ / Guest Professor of GCF, Hokkaido University, “Nitrous oxide emission and mitigation: intensively grazed pastures”

Ms. Masae Shimomura, Government Partnerships Officer, World Food Programme (WFP) Japan Relations Office, “WFP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Dates:   Wednesday & Thursday November 4 and 5, 2020

Venue:   Akira Suzuki Hall, Hokkaido University (N13 W8, Kita-ku, Sapporo)

Language:  English  *No interpretation services

Registration: Advanced Registration required

Symposium Chair: Prof. Toshihiko Yamada, Professor of Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, and GCF, Hokkaido University


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