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Research Associate Job Opening covering Climate Change and Sustainability at the United Nations University-ISP Tokyo

CLOSING DATE: 16 May 2012

United Nations University Objectives
The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

Climate Change Course with Felix Peters

Felix Peters (Student)

Country: Germany
Degree: MSc in Geography
Interests: Environment and society, geography, climate change, environmental change, sustainability

CECAR Asia Workshop Launch in Indonesia

Background
CECAR-ASIA project, funded by Ministry of Environment Japan, started on April 2011 with the University of Tokyo and Research Institute for Human and Nature (RIHN). UNU-ISP focuses on “Strategies to enhance resilience to climate and ecosystem changes utilizing traditional bio-production systems in rural Asia” as a sub-theme. The project is conducted in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam with the cooperation of Gadjah Mada University, University of Peradeniya and Vietnam National University.

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Symposium on the Great East Japan Tsunami and Warning Systems: Policy Perspectives

Overview
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March 2011 caused nearly 20,000 people to lose their lives. Major damage and destruction occurred to buildings and infrastructure in the coastal zone that was flooded, with large societal impacts and social and economic consequences.

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Internships at Institute of Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University

Objective
The purpose of the UNU-Institute of Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) internship programme is as follows:

Thailand Flood 2011: Causes and Future Scenario

Thailand Flood

PHOTO: NIST

Dr. Sucharit Koontanakulvong, Dr. Anurak Sriariyawat

Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University

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