May 31, 2010
On Thursday, May 20, 2010, the first of the "Low-Carbon Society Public Lecture Series" was held. Focusing on environmental issues, this series is being held through the cooperation of Oita City and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.
Director of the AP-IMAC Center, Professor NAKATA Yukihiko, delivered a lecture under the theme of "What is an Environmentally-Friendly Low Carbon Society?" and was well received by the approximately 40 people in attendance including people interested in the environment and want to take action, and people working in environmental, new-energy, or solar-cell industries.
This lecture series is hosted by Oita City and co-hosted by APU, the Asia Pacific Innovation Management Center (AP-IMAC), and the APU-Integrated Man-Biosphere Center. These lectures aim to provide participants the opportunity to consider different approaches to reducing global warming greenhouse gasses, and making a "low-carbon" society a reality.
Director of the AP-IMAC Center, Professor NAKATA Yukihiko commented on the lecture, "In order to achieve a low-carbon society, there needs to be both a top-down approach from the government and a bottom-up approach that takes root in everyday society. To accomplish this, a large number of APU professors are working together to hold these public lectures and approach this issue from a social, economic, and engineering perspective".
The "Low-Carbon Society Public Lecture Series" will continue to be held once a week until Thursday, July 29. Participation is free, and the lectures are held at the Oita City Industry Activation Plaza.