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Approaches to Facilitating Effective Global Participation in Action on Climate Change

Public Lecture

Friday 23rd September 2011, 11am - 12.30pm, Michio Morishima Room, Room R505, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE

Speaker: Hironori Hamanaka

Chair: Alex Bowen

Discussant: Robert Falkner

Professor Hamanaka will discuss various approaches and challenges involved in operationalizing the Cancun Agreements to bring about ‘fair and balanced outcomes’ and achieve effective global participation in addressing climate change.

Professor Hironori Hamanaka is a highly respected expert on Japanese environment policy with a career of over 40 years in the environmental field as a policymaker and academic. As Director-General of the Global Environment Department of the then Environment Agency, he was directly involved in the negotiations running up to the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs at the Ministry of the Environment. Professor Hamanaka is currently Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Project Professor in the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University, Tokyo.

Additional Details

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required.  To register for the event please email  arc@lse.ac.uk  or call 020 7955 7615.

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Professor Hironori Hamanaka


Dr Alex Bowen, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


Dr Robert Falkner, Department of International Relations