Lecture 6: Resilient Cities and its linkage with the SDGs (Riyanti Djalante, UNU)
Sustainable cities build on the extraordinary potential of urban areas to enable global change due to concentration of economic activity, innovation and job creation; the potential for social transformation, high levels of concentration of culture, people, infrastructure and buildings and the ability to redefine the relationship between rural and urban, enabling prosperity for both. The world aims “to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” by 2030, leaving no person and no place behind.
Lecture 7: REDD plus and SDG: Experience in Indonesia (Indrawan, University of Indonesia, Visiting professor of KU)
This lecture aims to introduce the concept and practices of SDGs and REDD+. wAmong the 17 challenges were climate action, life on land, no poverty, and affordable and clean energy. These (and further responses of immediate relevance to the SDGs) can be addressed by enhanced forest management, especially in tropical developing countries. REDD+ mechanism can provide such services. Established by UN Forum in 2005, REDD+ aims to develop incentives for carbon sequestration. Soon, it was established that REDD+ may provide opportunities not only for fiscal incentives but also governance reform. However, there are challenges such as the unattended drivers (accelerating energy consumption, and continued dependence of fossil fuel), emphasis on technical in spite of equally important governance aspects, and as a true technical challenge the “forest” definition itself. Examples relevant to REDD+ from the field, from Indonesia, is presented. Through these practical examples, “nexus” approach (simultaneous examination of interactions among multiple sectors) is illustrated．
Lecture 8: Tourism and disasters (David Nguyen, U Tokyo)
Tourism is a rapidly growing industry, with visitor numbers exponentially increasing every decade. Japan is experiencing a huge surge in tourism numbers which is expected to further increase during the 2020 Olympics. However, this increase in tourism also exposes more people to hazardous areas, leading to greater vulnerabilities. This lecture will examine the role of tourism and disaster management within the context of resiliency and sustainability. We will first go over literature on tourism and disaster, before examining three areas of tourism and disaster research: The role of hotels in a disaster, transportation resiliency, and image recovery.
June 23 (Saturday)
Lecture 9: Sustainability science and solution scanning for operationalizing and implementing SDGs with consideration of SDGs interlinkages
This lecture illustrates the evolution and landscape of sustainability science through the extensive literature survey, citation analysis, and my experiences as the managing editor of Sustainability Science journal published by Springer Nature since 2006. New relationship between science and society that leads scientists to go beyond ensuring a scientific foundation for policy and decision making based on specialized disciplinary knowledge to participating in the co‐production of knowledge for action through transdisciplinary research. This lecture also introduces theory and practices (case studies) regarding operationalization and local implementation of SDGs with inclusive and diverse approaches to achieve SDGs with consideration of SDGs interlinkages such as synergies and trade-offs across SDGs and targets in both developed and developing countries.