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Briefing Note
In July, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) observed stronger voices and a renewed commitment from local and sub-national actors. Over the past years, participation has demonstrated the importance and potential for transformative change of local and regional actors working on sustainability. While the challenges remain...
Briefing Note
2019年7月に、SDGsのレビューを行う年に1度の閣僚級会合である、ハイレベル政治フォーラム(HLPF)が開催され、2000人近くの参加者が、SDGsの進捗状況やベストプラクティスについて情報を交換し、今後取るべきアクションについて議論を展開した。本会合では、地域で実践されている地に足のついたソリューションへの注目が高まると同時に、自治体主体のSDGs実践やそのモニタリングに関する施策が聴衆の関心を呼んだ。IGESが2018年に世界に先駆けて行った自発的自治体レビュー(VLR)、VLRに関するオンラインプラットフォームであるVLR Lab.も各国自治体の関心を惹き、実際に多くの自治体がVLRを実施していることが明らかになった。また、国連環境計画(UNEP)は、SDGs達成に向けたSMEs...
Peer-reviewed Article

Factors Promoting Clean Energy in Japanese Cities: Nuclear Risks Versus Climate Change Risks

In Sustainability
Author:
Tomio
Miwa
Takayuki
Morikawa
This article focuses on understanding the factors aecting the subconscious minds of urban citizens in terms of promoting clean energy and deregulation of the electricity sector. Does risk perception related to climate change and nuclear energy eect their choices? Does it differ between cities? A comparative analysis was performed for four cities...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Proceedings of the eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
This article describes awareness raising campaign and engagement of junior high school students as one of major users and its impacts on the knowledge and intentions to use public bus in developing city. The awareness program was conducted through the planning of activities; implementation of training and evaluation of programs. To capture the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Proceeding of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Author:
Asep
Sofyan
N.T.K. Oanh
D.A.Permadi
P. Lestari
H.S.Huboyo
W.Handayani
Transformative actions on climate change and other sustainability issues at city level is important to achieve GHG emission reduction. To anchor transformative actions, a wider societal consensus building based on science policy process is key element. This paper explores process to prioritize policies and detail actions of selected policy on low...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Proceedings of The Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
In many cities, ride-hailing or shared taxi systems have transformed service delivery, spurred new businesses, and changed lifestyles. There is nonetheless limited systematic analysis of the impact of these shared taxi systems on transport decisions and travel patterns. The article aims to fill that void by drawing on new survey data to analyze...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
Story Highlights; The HLPF has struggled to encourage countries to “integrate the three dimensions” of sustainable development, even though interlinkages among the 17 SDGs and their targets have been identified. A clear illustration of different tools, approaches, and conceptual frameworks for better understanding interlinkages between the SDGs...
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...