Reaching Out to People in East Asia on Green Issues: Policies and Practices

Saturday, February 19, 2011: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
156 (Washington Convention Center )
Facing the green issues, countries are turning to a green policy either at the national or international level. Japan has been spearheading this move by taking up such initiatives as proposing the Kyoto Protocol, while Korea has recently joined in the green-friendly movement by taking Low Carbon, Green Growth as a national agenda. China also is more concerned over environmental problems associated with rapid industrialization. Korea, China, and Japan, which share the same experience in achieving relatively rapid economic development, are facing the same challenge as the rest of the world to find out solutions for the industrialization-induced green issues. Based on unique historical, cultural, and educational backgrounds and systems, Japan offers open, public opportunities where anyone could join, feel, think, and discuss green issues, both at special events and in permanent places. China has various nationwide campaigns for the entire population to comprehend the necessity and importance of a low-carbon life and initiatives at the national level to promote such a lifestyle among people. In Korea, Korean and international students have chances to learn about green issues, such as at the International Science and Engineering camp and the Korea Science Festival. Speakers will introduce specific projects designed to increase people's awareness on green issues and related policies by government organizations in East Asia. They will also discuss strategies and direction of effective science communication for a cleaner and safer life on this planet.
Sook-Kyoung Cho, Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity
Masataka Watanabe, Japan Science and Technology Agency
and Sun Mengxin, China Association for Science and Technology
Bruce V. Lewenstein, Cornell University
Vladimir DeSemir, Pompeu Fabra University
and Ilan Chabay, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg
Yoon Chung, Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity
Low Carbon, Green Growth, and RGB Campaign for All Koreans
Donghong Cheng, China Association for Science and Technology
Green Issues: New Challenges Toward China's Science Communication
Mamoru Mohri, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Developing Green Global Activities
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