Ryoichi Yamamoto

Ryoichi Yamamoto

Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo: Japan

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Bren Hall 1414 5:30 to 6:30 pm

"Driving Eco-Innovation by Increasing Resource-Productivity and Green-Purchasing"


Earth is at the tipping point. We are approaching the point of no return with respect to climate change. Eco-innovation and eco-products are essential for sustainable development. In this talk, Ryoichi Yamamoto will review recent developments in eco-innovation and the international green-purchasing movement.


A Professor at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science, Dr. Yamamoto is an expert in environmentally sound materials and designs, and Life-Cycle Assessment.  He is currently Science Advisor for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Science; President of the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment Japan; President of the International Green Procurement Network; and a member of the steering committee of the EcoProducts Exhibition. He has lectured as a guest professor at 32 universities in China, including those in Beijing and Tsinghua. Dr. Yamamoto received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1974.   

Hosted by Ernst von Weizsäcker