The Hokkaido University Museum, the Biomimetics Citizens’ Seminar, and the Chitose Institute of Science and Technology will jointly hold “Regional Studies: Learning from History to Open Up the Climate and a Sustainable Future-Ecosystem Services and Natural Coexistence as Deciphered from Industrial History” on April 8.


This event is the second in a co-hosted special series. We will consider the current situation and challenges to achieve sustainable regions.


The climate cultivated by people’s activities in the abundance and harshness of nature has formed societies and created industries that are characteristic of the region, and has been spun as the history of the region. By understanding the local climate, which has been shaped by ecosystems and human activities, we can learn about the mechanisms of nature and the wisdom of our ancestors who have lived with nature. The content of this event is to try to “learn from the past” for a sustainable future.


Climate change, energy and resource depletion, and the degradation of biodiversity and the natural environment are pressing issues in modern society. In order to approach a sustainable regional future through regional studies, three perspectives on sustainability are essential: carbon neutral, circular economy, and nature positive. This event will include a time for conversation (trans-science) with various stakeholders to consider the blueprint for a sustainable region.


For more information, please click here. *Go to the website of the Hokkaido University Museum.

(Only available in Japanese.)