7/11-12 RIHN 14th International Symposium “Fair Use of Multiple Resources in Cross-Scale Context”

<<EVENT>> The 14th RIHN International Symposium “Fair Use of Multiple Resources in Cross-Scale Context” will be held at RIHN on 11th and 12th July 2019. Dr Yasuhisa Kondo, Project Leader of the Open Team Science Project, will co-chair the session 3 ”

Multi-Scalar and Multi-Actor Equity and Fairness


Date: Thursday, July 11th, 2019 – Friday, July 12th, 2019
Venue: Lecture Hall, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature( →Access)
Sponsored by: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Language: English(Simultaneous translation to Japanesae is available.)
Program: ⇒ no14
Pre-Registration: Please send an e-mail below with your information shown below.
1,Name, E-mail address
2,Affiliation, Position
3,Dates to participate
4,Reception on Thursday, July11  Yes / No 5,000 JPY
(From 5:45 p.m. – @RIHN Dining)
5,Lunch on Friday, July 12  Yes / No 2,000 JP
(Buffet is planned.)
※Deadline to sign-up for lunch(Day2) and reception: Monday, July 1st

Contact: International Affairs Subsection, Administrative Office
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Tel: +81-75-707-2152
Fax: +81-75-707-2106

OBJECTIVE:Global environmental problems are inter-related each other. The production, circulation and consumption of resources should be discussed in relation to a range of spatial scales, and stakeholders should be involved in these discussions. The linkage among stakeholders through a resource are not always very clear. Citizens in a city, farmers, and the forest managers in upstream are interlinked through water utilization. A supply chain of a product may connect the suppliers and consumers in global scale. Sometimes they do not recognize their connections, and cause unfairness of resource use.
We need to take socio-ecological issues into account relating to human well-being, and fairness and/or equity in resource use to attain sustainable systems. Approaches to make the connections among stake holder visible and effective governance involving stakeholders in various spatial scale are necessary to attain fair resource use.
In this symposium, we try to discuss the issue on fair resource use from watershed scale to global, in particular focusing on the (1) resource management governance considering human well-being, (2) necessary tools and system to attain sustainable resource use in multi-scale, and (3) fairness and equity for resource use among multi-stakeholders in multi-scale from the legal, economic and ethical perspectives.

Plenary Session
– Keynote Address
Oran R. YOUNG (Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Session 1: Adaptive Governance of Social-Ecological Systems
Session 2: Approaches to Bridging Temporal-Spatial Scales
Session 3: Multi-Scalar and Multi-Actor Equity and Fairness
Final Session: Discussion across all sessions