Dr.
Fernando ORTIZ-MOYA

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Training or Learning Material
A ‘Voluntary Local Review’ (VLR) is a process whereby local and regional governments voluntarily carry out a review of progress being made in their implementation of the SDGs. This review includes policies, programmes, data, institutional set-ups and stakeholder engagement mechanisms to implement the 2030 Agenda at the local level. VLRs are then...
Working Paper
With only ten years left to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all UN member States in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, action is more urgent than ever. Cities, which are responsible for delivering many of the targets highlighted by the SDGs are accelerating their efforts. This is recognised by the...
Conference Paper
European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) Conference in Japan
Author:
Marco
Reggiani
Low birth rates, restrictive immigration policies, and decades of economic stagnation are marking Japan’s transition to a post-growth society. All levels of government have hurried to address the new challenges ahead. In this desperate run for survival, the development of new high-speed railway lines in peripheral areas has been met with high...
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Conference Proceeding
Annual Meeting of the Architectural Institute of Japan
Author:
Marco
Reggiani
This paper explores how high-speed railway (HSR) development can aid the survival of peripheral depopulating regions by increasing their connectivity. It focuses on the recently opened ‘Okutsugaru-Imabetsu Station’ of the Hokkaido Shinkansen in Imabetsu town, the smallest locality in Japan to enjoy a Shinkansen station. Based on this case study...
Conference Paper
Energising the SDGs through Appropriate Technology and Governance International Conference
The “Circulating and Ecological Economy” is a potentially innovative addition to the myriad of sustainability frameworks put forward by worldwide governments for attaining a sustainable future together with climate change mitigation and adaptation. Launched by the Government of Japan in its Fifth Basic Environment Plan of 2018, this framework aims...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Critical Sociology
Author:
Nieves
Moreno
China and Japan are currently in opposing stages of the expansion process of capitalism. While China is at the centre of the global accumulation of surplus capital through urbanisation and industrial expansion—i.e. the creation stage—Japan has been stagnant in recent decades and its periphery is de-urbanising—i.e. the destruction stage...
Discussion Paper
This paper explores the current understanding regarding the Circulating and Ecological Economy (CEE) and the Regional/Local CES concepts put forward by Japan’s Fifth Basic Environment Plan. The CEE and the Regional/Local CES advance a low-carbon, self-reliant, and decentralised society based on living in harmony with nature. The Regional/Local CES...
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