Date : Tuesday, 10 October / 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday, 11 October / 08:30 - 16:30
Format : Symposium / Hybrid: Room 601 & Online / In English without translation

Registration is mandatory for each day of the Symposium:

Registration for Day 1 - Tuesday, 10 October:

Registration for Day 2 - Wednesday, 11 October:

With its forty million square kilometers and its four billion inhabitants, Asia is the largest and most populated region in the world. Hosting the second and the third economies of the planet (China and Japan), as well as four of the five most populated countries of the world (China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan), the region has been facing tremendous changes since the 1990s: rapid urbanization, industrialization, containerization, agricultural "revolutions", sharp tourism development, globalization of its cities and its territories. However, the rise of Asia has also been related to the rise of important issues, as of social inequalities, unbalanced development of territories, multiple pollutions responsible of health issues and climate change, economic crisis, geopolitical tensions resulting in the militarization of Asian borders and seas in the context of the rise of the Indo-Pacific geopolitical issues.

Are Asian (un)sustainable issues specific to the region? How Asian societies and territories tackle (un)sustainable challenges to reach a better future and ensure a harmonious development of a region where live half of humanity?

This multidisciplinary symposium gathers scholars and experts coming from six Asian countries: India, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. It is divided into two days. The first day is dedicated to Anthropocene studies in Asia, with a special focus on two topics: nuclear and energy on one hand, and urbanization on the other hand. The second day focuses on major environmental issues in Asia, and deals with important topics such as resources, health, and air quality. This second day is co-organized with Globalsmog, another French research program.

Moderators: Raphaël LANGUILLON-AUSSEL (FRIJ-MFJ), Delphine VOMSCHEID (FRIJ-MFJ), Blandine RIPERT (IFP), Adrienne SALA (Waseda Univ.), Dianto BACHRIADI (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), KASUGA Fumiko (Nagasaki Univ.), Olivier EVRARD (IRD PALOC)

Organization: FRIJ-MFJCo-organization: Institut Français de Pondicherry, CEFC Hong-Kong, CSH New Delhi, IRASEC Bangkok), Globalsmog
Support: CNRS (IRN Sustain Asia), ANR, IRD