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mercredi 11 octobre 2023

Sustain Asia. International Conference on (Un)Sustainable Growth and Environment in Asian Territories (Day 2)

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mercredi 11 octobre 2023 / 8:30 - 16:30
Room 601
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October 11th, 2023 (Wednesday) - Day 2: Sustainable Issues in Asian Territories

Venue : Room 601

8:00-8:30 am - Meet & Greet

8:30-10:15 am - Session 4: Cross-Sectoral Interactions for the Management of Environmental Resources: from Predatory to Enabling Schemes


  • Ratih Madya SEPTIANA, Lecturer, Gadjah Mada University (Jogjakarta, Indonesia) - Social Forestry in Indonesia: Opening the Community Forest Access and Management
  • FUJIWARA Takahiro, Associate Professor, Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan) - Implications of Japan's Forest Management for Social Forestry in Tropical Countries
  • Hermine XHAUFLAIR, Associate Professor, University of the Philippines Diliman (Manila, Philippines) - Archaeology as a Tool to Explore the Sustainability of Forest Exploitation Practices
  • Gabriel FACAL, Deputy Director, UMIFRE IRASEC (Bangkok, Thailand) - Cross Sectoral Dialogue as Condition for Popular Sovereignty? Successes and Obstacles in the Kanekes Indonesian Indigenous Society

Moderator: Dianto BACHRIADI, Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (Kyoto, Japan)

10:15-10:45 am: Coffee Break

10:45-12:30 pm - Session 5: Infectious Diseases in the Anthropocene


  • KASUGA Fumiko, Professor, University of Nagasaki (Nagasaki, Japan) - Planetary Health. Holistic Views on Global Environment and Health
  • Vanina GUERNIER, Senior Researcher, IRD (Bangkok, Thailand) - Eco-Epidemiology of Bacterial Diseases in a One Health Perspective
  • MATSUNO Keita, Professor, Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) - Ticks and Tick-borne Infections Re-emergence in Asia
  • Bertrand LEFEBVRE, Researcher, IFP (Pondicherry, India) - Modelling Arboviral Outbreaks for Prevention in Thailand

Moderator: KASUGA Fumiko, Professor, University of Nagasaki (Nagasaki, Japan)

12:30-14:00 pm: Lunch Break 

14:00-15:45 pm - Session 6: Governing Air Quality in Asia


  • Olivier EVRARD, Senior Researcher, IRD PALOC (Bangkok, Thailand) & Mary MOSTAFANEZHAD, professor, University of Hawai (Manoa, USA) – From "Smoky Season" to "Haze Crisis": Narratives of Seasonal Air Pollution in Northern Thailand
  • Sarath GUTTIKUNDA, Director, Urban Emissions (Goa, India) - Air Quality Surveillance and Monitoring in India
  • Do VAN NGYUET, Director, Live and Learn for Environment and Community of Hanoi (Hanoi, Vietnam) - Collective Actions for Clean Air in Hanoi
  • Bertrand LEFEBVRE, Researcher, IFP (Pondicherry, India) - Governing Air Quality in Indian Cities: Perspectives from Hyderabad and Pune

Moderator: Olivier EVRARD, Senior Researcher, IRD PALOC (Bangkok, Thailand)

15:45-16:30 pm - Session 7: Discussion and Perspectives About the Sustain Asia Program

Moderator: Blandine RIPERT, Director, French Institute of Pondicherry (Pondicherry, India)



International Symposium
(Un)Sustainable Growth and Environment in Asian Territories
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.
IRN SustainAsia
The SustainAsia International Research Network (IRN) is a project selected by the CNRS in August 2018 with funding over five years (2019-2023). It is supported by five Joint Units of French Research Institutes Abroad ( in human and social sciences based in Asia (CEFC Hong Kong, CSH Delhi, IFP Pondicherry, IRASEC Bangkok and IFRJ-MFJ Tokyo), as well as UMR Paloc/IRD, and their regional academic partners: Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (Chennai); Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi); Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok); Hong Kong University of Sciences and Technology; The University of Tokyo. This interdisciplinary scientific network works on environmental and sustainable development issues in Asia, focusing on the socio-political and environmental challenges raised by economic inequalities, resource overexploitation and degradation, climate change, and past and present landscape dynamics. SustainAsia is one of the very few French research programs coordinating a transcontinental research program at the scale of the Indo-Pacific region. 



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