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Friday, 27 May 2011, 15:30 - 17:00 at UNU-IAS in Yokohama

A Lecture by

Hisakazu Kato

Professor, Faculty of Law, Teikyo University
Professor Emeritus of Law, Nagoya University 



Prof. Hisakazu Kato answering questions after his lecture
Photo: Makiko Arima / UNU-IAS


Seminar Description

Oceans are attracting growing attention as a great absorber and receptor of man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In an attempt to mitigate global warming, a number of marine geo-engineering projects utilizing technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) and ocean fertilization have been proposed or are already being implemented worldwide. Whether, how, and under what conditions, are they consistent with the Law of the Sea and other international conventions concerning protection of the marine environment and biological diversity? What are being done to regulate such activities by international law?


Programme

15:30 - 15:35 Opening Remarks
     Govindan Parayil, Director, UNU-IAS and Vice-Rector, UNU

Moderator
Jose Puppim de Oliveira,  Assistant Director, UNU-IAS

15:35 - 16:15

Climate Change, Carbon Sequestration, and the Law of the Sea
Hisakazu Kato,  Professor, Teikyo University; Professor Emeritus of Law, Nagoya University 

16:15 - 17:00

Discussion and Q&A


Audio and Video Podcasts of the Seminar

27 May 2011
Climate Change, Carbon Sequestration, and the Law of the Sea

Opening Remarks  by Prof. Govindan Parayil , Director, UNU-IAS and Vice-Rector, UNU

 [ Archived Video 2 minutes ];

Climate Change, Carbon Sequestration, and the Law of the Sea by Prof. Hisakazu Kato , Teikyo University; Professor Emeritus of Law, Nagoya University
 [ Archived Video 53 minutes
];  [ Archived Audio 53 minutes ]

Discussion
 [ Archived Video 39 minutes ];  [ Archived Audio 39 minutes ]



Speaker's Biography

KATO, Hisakazu (Kazu, for short) is Professor Emeritus of Law, Nagoya University, and currently teaches environmental law and international relations at Teikyo University in Hachioji, Tokyo. After graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1969, he joined the diplomatic service of the Government of Japan, and then moved to the Environment Agency (now the Ministry of the Environment), serving in various posts including that of the director of the Office of Planning and Research and the Office of International Cooperation, as well as Director General of Japan Fund for Global Environment at the Japan Environment Corporation. From 1975 to 79, he worked for the United Nations Environment Programme at its Nairobi, Kenya headquarters, first as a programme officer, and later as Special Assistant to the Executive Director. From 1984 to 87, he served in the secretariat of the World Commission on Environment and Development (The Brundtland Commision) as its programme director.


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