Prof. Yukio Himiyama

Emeritus Professor

Hokkaido University of Education

Involvement at the ISC


Yukio Himiyama is Emeritus Professor of geography at Hokkaido University of Education in Japan and Past President of the International Geographical Union (IGU). Prof. Himiyama has conducted a number of projects on land use/cover change including the SLUAS (Towards Sustainable Land Use in Asia) project sponsored by the Japanese Government. Since 2015 he has been advocating the importance of Future Earth, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and their cooperation. He believes addressing disaster risk and environmental degradation issues are among the science priorities for Asia and the Pacific.

This page was updated in June 2024.

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