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Working Paper

This paper assesses the potential for improving the CO2 intensity of Japan’s electricity sector—the units of carbon dioxide emitted per units of electricity generated—by examining the potential for the feasibility of restarting nuclear power plants and increasing renewable electricity generation by 2030. The analysis shows that, utilizing these two...

Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Milben
BRAGAIS
MAGCALE-MACANDOG Damasa
MACANDOG Paula Beatrice

We developed a method for mapping residential areas using freely available satellite imagery. The resultant residential area map can be used for risk assessment (e.g. to estimate the population living in a flood-prone area). Our method can be applied for flood risk assessment in other watersheds in the future.

Working Paper
Author:
KHAN Tareq Ferdous
KHALILY M.A. Baqui

This study attempted to assess household level loss and damage resulting from three cyclones –Sidr, Aila and Mahasen – in Khulna, Patuakhali and Satkhira districts for a sample of households, the coping strategies they adopted, the determinants of these coping strategies, and the role of microfinance in coping and adapting in the aftermath of...

Working Paper
Author:
KHAN Md. Tareq Ferdous
KHALILY, M.D. Baqui

This paper examined the role of access to microfinance as an ex-ante measure of income
smoothing on the coping strategies of poor households in north-western Bangladesh during the
phenomenon of seasonal food insecurity known as monga. The analysis suggests that the
nature and intensity of coping strategies adopted by households depends on their
ass...

Working Paper

On 17 July 2015, the Japanese government unveiled its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26% below FY 2013 levels by FY 2030 (25.4% reduction below FY 2005 levels). The government also approved the outlook for long-term energy supply and demand, which stipulates that in 2030 the share...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Climate Policy
Author:
Jusen
ASUKA
Hanna
FEKETE
Kentaro
TAMURA
Niklas
HÖHNE

This article assesses Japan’s carbon budgets up to 2100 in the global efforts to achieve the 2 8C target under different effortsharing approaches based on long-term GHG mitigation scenarios published in 13 studies. The article also presents exemplary emission trajectories for Japan to stay within the calculated budget.

The literature data allow for...

Discussion Paper

This study conducted a comparative assessment of 48 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction scenarios for 2030 reported in seven studies published since 2011 and based on bottom-up energy system analyses. This study conducted two sets of analyses. First, the scenarios were categorized into four mitigation effort levels and assessed the value...

Book Chapter
In 気候変動適応策のデザイン

最近、災害激化など地球温暖化の影響が顕在化しています。その対策として、CO2の排出削減と共に、悪影響に対する適応策が必要になっています。適応策には気候予測や影響評価などの複雑な科学技術情報が用いられるため、地方自治体などに対して適切な科学技術の提供が急がれていました。これに対して、平成22年度から26年度まで、文部科学省 「気候変動適応研究推進プログラム (RECCA) 」 と環境省戦略研究 S-8 「温暖化影響評価・適応政策に関する総合的研究」 が実施されました。そこで得られた知見を実際の適応策立案の現場で役立てるため、両プロジェクト共同で 「気候変動適応策のデザイン」 を刊行することとなりました。この本の監修は、RECCAのプロジェクト・ディレクターと S-8...

Discussion Paper

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本稿では、現在公表されている18 GWにおよぶ石炭火力発電の新規建設及び更新(以下、設備追加)計画が日本の温暖化対策に関する中期目標(2030年目標)及び長期目標(2050年目標)に与える影響について分析した。加えて、これらの目標の達成に向けて電力業界全体の実効性のある取組が講じられた際の、石炭火力発電設備に対する経済的リスクについて考察した。

中期目標(2030年目標)の国際的評価と石炭火力発電の設備追加計画が与える影響

2015年4月30日に、日本政府は「2030年度に2013年度比26%削減(2005年度比25.4%削減)」とする約束草案要綱を発表し、長期エネルギー需給見通し骨子を了承した。本骨子では、「2030年の時点での電源構成として原子力発電を20~22%...