2022 Blue Planet Prize Award Ceremony and Commemorative Lectures were held
We also had four special guests this year, the 2020 and 2021 Blue Planet Prize winners; who, due to the COIVD-19 pandemic, were not able to travel until this year.
The 2022 Blue Planet Prize Commemorative Lectures were held on October 6 (Tokyo) and 8 (Kyoto).
Award CeremonyOctober 5
This year, one of the Prize winners is His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King of Bhutan; as the Royal Representative, we had the honor of the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck.
We also had the other 2022 Blue Planet Prize winner here, Professor Stephen Carpenter of the United States.
Commemorative Lectures October6 (Tokyo), October 8 (Kyoto)
- The Path Less Travelled: A Story of Transformative Change
Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck
- Moderator Kazuo Matsushita
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University / President, Japan Society for GNH Studies
After the lecture, Professor Matsushita presented supplementary information about Bhutan and GNH, and then a Q&A session was held, in which His Excellency V. Namgyel, Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan, answered many questions from the audience.
- Restoring the Phosphorus Cycle
Professor Stephen Carpenter
- Moderator Reiko Kuroda
Designated Professor, Frontier Research Institute, Chubu University / Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
He talked about the environmental pollution from phosphorus and nitrogen through land use, showing the critical state of the global phosphorus cycle.
After his lecture, Professor Kuroda gave a supplementary explanation about the importance of phosphorus and regime shift.
In the Q&A session, Professor Carpenter answered a lot of questions from the participants.
The Blue Planet Prize commemorative lectures were held for the first time in three years due to the COVID19 pandemic. We had four special guests this year, the 2020 and 2021 Blue Planet Prize winners; who were not able to travel until this year.
We deeply appreciate your attendance at the 2022 Blue Planet Prize Commemorative Lectures in Tokyo and Kyoto.
Lectures will be available on our web site by December.