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Discussion Paper
Author:
Michael
Mehling
This paper conducts a comparative analysis of green industrial policy strategies recently advanced by the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.), and extends insights to the evolving policy landscape in Japan. Its analysis underscores how the European strategy is characterized by a systematic approach that balances emissions constraints...
Book Chapter
In Hydrogen in Decarbonization Strategies in Asia and the Pacific
This chapter explores the interest in hydrogen adoption across Asian countries for achieving net-zero goals, with a particular focus on Japan's prominent role. While Japan has taken strides in hydrogen initiatives, the extent to which its strategy aligns with ambitious climate targets remains uncertain. The chapter emphasises the importance of...
Working Paper
ADBI Working Paper Series
Japan has adopted several policies that signal its intent to rely on hydrogen to achieve net-zero climate goals. However, many of those same policies are unclear about its support for a transition to green hydrogen. Relying on gray and blue hydrogen without a transition to green hydrogen will harm the climate. It will also result in several other...
Commissioned Report
This report aims to build a better understanding of status quo and prospect of methane mitigation in oil and gas sector of Japan. The related policies and practices, which have been taken or considered by the national government, industrial association and major companies, are reviewed and summarized accordingly. A short summary is also provided...
Presentation
EDF-IGES Policy Workshop on Oil and Gas Methane Mitigation
Focusing on methane mitigation of oil and gas industry, this presentation gives an overview about policy progress on this issue in Japan and ASEAN. The good practices of related industries are summarised. The policy options are proposed and future potential for the cooperation between Japan and ASEAN are analysed accordingly.
Report Chapter
This chapter is newly added to the Plastic Atlas Japan Special Edition プラスチック・アトラス アジア[日本語特別版]. From the “economic miracle” period up to the present, Japan has built an excellent system for efficiently collecting and recycling recyclable waste. Yet, recycling does not constitute a definitive solution. Rather, it is important to lower the amount of...
Report Chapter
This chapter is developed to the Plastic Atlas Japan Special Edition プラスチック・アトラス アジア[日本語特別版]. As discussed by the chapter, Japan has introduced numerous innovative policies and strategies to promote the circulation of resources and to build a sustainable society. The Japanese experience shows that building an adequate waste management system is a...
Briefing Note
This short essay discusses the national policy development in Japan moving from a society based on mass-production, mass-consumption, and mass-disposal towards establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society (SMC). It looks at how Japan has successfully created a local resource efficiency and regional vitalisation based on a harmonised approach toward...
Book Chapter
In Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Tsutomu
Ichikawa
In this novel and integrated MAR approach, an offsetting scheme under the concept of payment for ecosystem services (PES) is used to enhance groundwater recharge along the Shirakawa River in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The scheme gives a cash incentive to farmers who pond their abandoned rice fields for groundwater recharge. For a specified period...