EAUC heads to Kyoto to give keynote speech

20th November 2017

EAUC CEO Iain Patton will be the keynote speaker at a prestigious conference in Kyoto, Japan next month. Iain will be the only speaker from Europe in attendance at the Asian Conference on Campus Sustainability and Kyoto University’s fifth International Symposium for the Establishment of Sustainable Campuses: ‘Promoting Campus Sustainability across Asia’.

Other speakers include Yasushi Nagami, (Director, Office of Environmental Education, Ministry's Secretariat, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment) and Yun-Hae Kim (Professor and Vice President, Korea Maritime and Ocean University / President, Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative (KAGCI)).

The two-day event, held on Saturday 9th December, will feature talks by representatives from Chinese, Korean, and Thai universities on their campus achievements and activities.

The request for Iain to deliver the keynote speech at this event is reflective of the respect the EAUC has on the global stage.
Iain will be discussing the need for more connectivity, particularly regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He will be outlining the potential for stronger connections between staff and students, leaders of institutions and sustainability staff, departments, academic disciplines, and networks.

You can find out more about the event here: https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/about/events_news/office/shisetsu/kankyo/events/2017/171210_1627.html
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