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Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
The paper narrates a pilot study to understand disaster preparedness among foreign residents living in Japan, using typhoon Hagibis as a reference. We empirically evaluated an individual disaster preparedness framework following the 72-h golden rule of disaster survival. The framework consisted of 14 variables, and responses were collected over a...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Geomorphology
Author:
Haireti
Alifu
Jean-Francois
Vuillaume
Yukiko
Hirabayashi
Debris cover on glacier surfaces hampers the accurate detection of debris-covered ice using traditional techniques based on image band ratios. Therefore, this study tests a new automatic classification scheme for hierarchical mapping of glacier surfaces based on machine learning classifiers including k-nearest neighbors (KNN), support vector...
Working Paper
While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...
Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
NON-ECONOMIC LOSS AND DAMAGE (NELD) could constitute a major proportion of the total loss and damage caused by any climate-related disasters. Despite this, most NELD has not been well measured and reported in most post-disaster reports and databases and has often not been given the attention it deserves in most disaster risk assessments and risk...
Peer-reviewed Article
In 環境科学会誌
Author:
Minami
Sakamoto
Akio
Onishi
Although greenery in urban areas has many functions, such as mitigation of the urban heat island effect, and reduction of rainfall-induced surface runoff, it is difficult to secure the space required to plant trees in cities, which are crowded with buildings. Therefore, rooftop greening has attracted attention and many cities are adopting and...
Presentation
Stakeholder consultation on Maximizing the Climate Security in Asia through a Coordinated Emergency Assistance Framework
Japan is one of the prominent contributors towards overseas development assistance (ODA) and emergency relief assistance (external emergency assistance, EEA) in the aftermath of major natural disasters. These assistances have costs and benefits to both the recipients and to the donor countries. In order to improve the efficacy of various forms of...
Submission to Policy Process
This submission highlights the key findings of the discussion at the Japan-India Climate Policy Research Workshop, held in July 2018 in India. The key messages include: 1.Enhancing multiple co-benefits aids further acceleration of the efforts in reducing the GHGs and other climate relevant emissions to achieve the long-term goal of the Paris...
Issue Brief
Author:
Seiya
Tominaga
 地域で創出された再生可能エネルギーを地域で消費する再生可能エネルギーの地産地消の担い手として、自治体が自ら事業に関与していく「地域電力小売事業」の取組は、近年の再生可能エネルギーや地域分散型エネルギーの導入拡大・電力小売事業の全面自由化などの流れを背景に、各地で拡大してきた。  自治体が自ら事業に関与している「地域小売電気事業者」は全国で30を超えており、各地の地域特性や課題、事業環境を踏まえた事例が創出されている。反面、自治体が「地域電力小売事業」に取組むうえでの課題も見え始めている。また、今後競争が激しくなることが想定され、その中で事業者として付加価値がある提案を行うことが課題となっている。  本書では、上記背景を踏まえて、自治体から出資を受けている新電力会社(地域新電力...
Policy Report
IGES Policy Report
将来のCO2排出量は、経済規模、産業構造といった「社会的前提要素」 と、気候変動政策の対象となるエネルギー効率、エネルギーの供給構成などの「対策対象要素」によって左右される(図a参照)。本稿は、日本の国別緩和目標(NDC 1)に記載される2030年GHG削減目標(以下、NDC目標)におけるエネルギー起源CO2排出量(以下、CO2排出量)に着目し、社会的前提要素(実質GDP)及び対策対象要素(実質GDP当たりの最終エネルギー消費量、最終エネルギー消費当たりのCO2排出量)がどのような水準であるのか考察 することを目的に、各要素について、既往の統計や研究等による推定結果と比較した。さらに、個々の要素の変化に対しCO2排出量がどのように変化するか、定量分析(感度分析)及びLMDI法...
PR, Newsletter or Other
Climate Edge Vo.27では、日本における中長期的な温暖化対策の立案に貢献するため、カーボン・バジェットの概念の科学的背景、カーボンプライシングの概念整理、地球温暖化対策における国際貢献のあり方に関する見解をまとめました。