With the ongoing online series 'Asia Talks', we would like to make a small contribution to increase the quality and quantity of exchanging fact-based information across borders and disciplines. Twice a month, the series focuses on a relevant topic, such as the future of work, gender issues, the influence of art on the education for sustainable development, a greener fashion industry, new concepts for mobility and transportation, the influence of the media on societal change and many other topics.
Alumni of the Asia Programme are always welcome to enrich the Asia Talks with their national topics as well as contributions on current regional developments and thus further promote the exchange across borders. Please contact us if you would like to suggest a topic or would like to present an Asia Talk yourself. We will then provide the logistical support.
Friday, April 16, 2021
10.30 am CEST
Ocean-based climate solutions for a sustainable future
Speaker: Martha Selwyn, United Nations Global Compact
In this week's upcoming Asia Talk, Martha Selwyn will discuss the principles and mission of UN Global Compact, ocean-climate solutions being worked on leading up to COP26 and how ocean businesses can mobilise to support the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Influence of Architecture and Rural Revitalization on Social Cohesion
Stakeholder Engagement in Smart City Projects
The role of Deforestation in Climate Change
"Are you going to finish that?" - Tackling food waste: Ideas and innovation from Japan
Empowerment through energy access: Solar energy for better lives and new business in off-grid communities
Rajon Bhuiyan, Ph.D. Researcher, FINATRAX research group at the SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg
Oceans & Plastic: Trends, impact and response
Grassroot Movements driving Climate Action: Energy Transition in Taiwan
Shi Ting Chen, Green Citizens' Action Alliance (GCAA)
Women and the Future of Work
Nikita Shetty, Smart City Consultant, Bable Institute
Farm to Fork - Ideas and steps towards a sustainable food sector
Dr. Bérénice Dupeux, Senior Policy Officer for Agriculture, The European Environmental Bureau (EEB)