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Briefing Note

 2020年来、政治リーダーらによる気候変動対策への取り組みが国内外で急速に活発化しているが、温室効果ガス削減にむけた「緩和」の取組に重きを置いた議論が目立っている。現状に目を向けると、気候変動に起因する気象災害はすでに国内外で激甚化しており、我々が気候変動による様々な影響に適応しなければならないことは明白である。こうした「適応」への取り組みを加速させるべく、第8代国連事務総長の潘基文氏らを筆頭に、2018年オランダで設立されたのが、適応グローバル委員会(GCA: Global Commission on Adaptation)である。GCAは2021年1月25から26日、設立以来初めてとなる大規模な会合、気候適応サミット(CAS2021: Climate Adaptation Summit...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

The recognition of the urgent need for more sustainable lifestyles dates from the late 20th century, originating in concerns about resource depletion and climate change. Research and policy measures have evolved since then, paying increasing attention to systemic change over individual behaviour. However, as individual behavioural change is...

Presentation
10th International Conference on Industrial Ecology
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
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In this study, carbon footprints of households are estimated based on a combination of physical consumption and monetary-based data. Long-term targets for carbon footprints are established based on a review of existing emission scenarios. Hotspots for lifestyle carbon footprints, in nutrition, housing, mobility, and other domains, are identified...

Research Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
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Tämä raportti ehdottaa hiilijalanjälkitavoitteita ja vaihtoehtoja sille, miten yhteiskunta voi elämäntapamuutosten kautta rajoittaa ilmaston lämpenemisen enintään 1,5 asteeseen Pariisin ilmastosopimuksen tavoitteiden mukaisesti. Sekä aihetta käsittelevä kirjallisuus että poliittinen päätöksenteko ja liike-elämä ovat toistaiseksi keskittyneet...

Technical Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
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This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...

Presentation
The 13th Biennial International Conference on Ecobalance (Ecobalance 2018)
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This poster presentation received The People's Choice Award at the 13th Biennial International Conference on Ecobalance, 9-12 Oct. 2018, Tokyo, Japan. The poster was selected among over 90 posters by the votes of the participants.

The Paris Agreement envisions a net negative carbon society by the second half of the century. Existing studies on...

Commentary (Op. Ed)
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
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This commentary summarises the key findings and implications of the study on Lifestyle Carbon Footprints: Long-term targets and case studies of the carbon footprints of household consumption. This study introduces and develops an approach to establishing lifestyle carbon footprints: greenhouse gases directly emitted during and indirectly induced by...