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SYMPOSIUMS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Overview

Date: November 6 - 8 (Mon - Wed), 10 (Fri), 1995
Location: The Japan Development Bank, Hôtel de Yama Hakone, Keidanren Kaikan
Sponsors: Research Institute of Capital Formation, JDB
Japan Economic Research Institute
Description:

Participants at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit) held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, deliberated on preservation of the global environment and sustainable development, such as global warming, biological diversity (biodiversity) and other common issues facing all of humankind. Compared with local and regional environmental destruction, which was a main agenda of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972, global environmental issues discussed at the 1992 conference are essentially different ones and considered as complicated issues of economic theory and policy.

The Research Center on Global Warming, created within RICF to study such environmental issues as global warming from the perspective of social common capital, invited some of the world's prominent economists, including Nobel laureates in economics, to two international symposiums held in November 1995, entitled "Environment and Sustainable Development."

(1) Hakone Symposium (JDB Symposium on the Environment and Sustainable Development) :November 6 - 8 (Mon - Wed), 1995

This symposium provided an opportunity for the candid exchange of opinions concerning the global environment and sustainable development, through reports of highly original research results and from a highly specialized perspective. Research papers featuring an extremely high level of academic specialization were presented.

Participants
Sara Aniyar (The Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics)
Kenneth J. Arrow (Stanford University)
Partha Dasgupta (University of Cambridge)
Dale W. Jorgenson (Harvard University)
Karl-Göran Mäler (The Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, and Stockholm School of Economics)
Mohan Munasinghe (University of Colombo, and The World Bank)
William D. Nordhaus (Yale University)
Martin L. Weitzman (Harvard University)
Peter J. Wilcoxen (University of Texas at Austin)
Kazumi Asako (Hitotsubashi University)
Kenzo Abe (Osaka University)
Tsuneo Ishikawa (University of Tokyo)
Katsuhito Iwai (University of Tokyo)
Hirofumi Uzawa (University of Tokyo, and The Japan Academy)
Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara (University of Tokyo)
Kazuharu Kiyono (Waseda University)
Morio Kuninori (The Japan Development Bank)
Masahiro Kuroda (Keio University)
Soichi Shinohara (Doshisha University)
Kazushige Shimpo (Keio University)
Kozo Horiuchi (Hosei University)
Yosuke Mamiya (Kyoto University)

Program (Hakone Symposium)[PDF: 33K]

(2)Tokyo Symposium (Symposium on the Environment and Sustainable Development: Roles of Japan with Regard to Global Environmental Issues):November 10 (Fri), 1995.

This public symposium took place in the form of a panel discussion at the Keidanren Kaikan, located in Tokyo's Otemachi district. Building on the results of the Hakone Symposium, the Tokyo Symposium featured illuminating discussions concerning the global environment and sustainable development and explored Japan's roles in addressing the issue. The symposium, which attracted more than 400 participants from academic circles, the business community and policymaking institutions, proved highly meaningful.

Panelists and Coordinator
Panelists: Professor Kenneth J. Arrow (Stanford University)
Professor Partha Dasgupta (University of Cambridge)
Professor Dale W. Jorgenson (Harvard University)
Professor Masahiro Kuroda (Keio University)
Professor Karl-Göran Mäler (The Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, and Stockholm School of Economics)
Professor Mohan Munasinghe (University of Colombo, and The World Bank)
Professor William D. Nordhaus (Yale University)
Professor Martin L. Weitzman (Harvard University)
Coordinator: Professor Hirofumi Uzawa (University of Tokyo, and The Japan Academy)

Program (Tokyo Symposium)[PDF: 29K]

Pictures of Tokyo Symposium

  • Commemorative photo taken prior to the symposium

  • Speech by Prof. Kenneth J. Arrow

  • Speech by Prof. Partha Dasgupta

  • Speech by Prof. Dale W. Jorgenson

  • Speech by Prof. Masahiro Kuroda

  • Speech by Prof. William D. Nordhaus

  • Speech by Prof. Karl-Göran Mäler

  • Speech by Prof. Martin L. Weitzman

  • Speech by Prof. Mohan Munasinghe

  • Prof. Hirofumi Uzawa, Coordinator

  • Discussion panelists

  • Post-symposium party