August, 2016
The 2nd STEPS Collaboration Seminar for Sustainable Environment

From August 8th to 10th the 2nd STEPS Collaboration Seminar for Sustainable Environment was held at Moscow State University. The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Tokyo delegated 20 professors and students, and the Faculty of Geography at Moscow State University was represented by about 40 participants.

The main topic of discussion was “Environmental risks for socioeconomic development” and covered such fields as global environmental risks, technologies to understand risks, meteorological risks in cryosphere, urbanization risk management, attractions and risks in the Baikal region, nature and environmental risks and policies. The Japanese participants also visited the State Duma, Lower House of Russian Parliament, and discussed environmental policies in Russia with Professor Slipenchuk.

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