Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia with Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Prof. Nicole Ardoin

Sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources


Tuesday, September 28, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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September 28, 5-6 p.m. California time/ September 29, 9-10 a.m. Korea time

The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change risks. With its densely populated low-lying territories and high dependence on natural resources and agriculture sectors, Asia is increasingly susceptible to the impacts of rising sea levels and weather extremes. The impacts of climate change encompass multiple socioeconomic systems across the region, from livability and workability to food systems, physical assets, infrastructure services, and natural capital.

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s Fall 2021 webinar series, “Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia,” explores climate change impacts and risks in the region, adaptation and mitigation strategies, and policy responses.

Join us for the series kickoff event, featuring a keynote address by former UN Secretary-General and former South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon, who is known for putting sustainable development and climate change at the top of the UN agenda, and a discussion with Stanford social ecologist Nicole Ardoin, a leading expert in environment, sustainability, and climate change education. Mr. Ban’s keynote will focus on COVID-19 and climate change.


Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Chairman of Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future, 8th Secretary-General of the UN

Nicole Ardoin, Emmett Family Faculty Scholar and Sykes Family Director of E-IPER, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment; Stanford University


Gi-Wook Shin, Director of APARC and the Korea Program

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