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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

Addressing the prevailing mode of high-carbon lifestyles is crucial for the transition towards a net-zero carbon society. Existing studies fail to fully investigate the underlining factors of unsustainable lifestyles beyond individual determinants nor consider the gaps between current footprints and reduction targets. This study examines latent...

Research Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

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
Viivi
Toivio

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...

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...

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...

Presentation
Twelfth Annual Meeting of the IAMC

Contents of this presentation
- Application of model results for transition analysis; An approach for feasibility studies
- Focusing job issue (ca. Just Transition) to enhance the mitigation targets
- Analyzing job impact at the national/sub-national context under the decarbonization of the power sector

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...

Presentation
HLPF2019 IGESSide Event “From Science to Implementation: Strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) to Integrate Climate Change, Resilience, and the SDGs” on 11thJuly 2019, UNHQ, NY

HLPF2019 IGESSide Event “From Science to Implementation: Strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) to Integrate Climate Change, Resilience, and the SDGs” on 11thJuly 2019, UNHQ, NY

Commissioned Report
Author:
Ministry of the Environment Japan

The Japanese government has proposed a vision called "Circulating and Ecological Economy" in the Fifth Basic Environment Plan approved by the Cabinet in April 2018. The Circulating and Ecological Economy is an idea that aims to develop self-reliant and decentralized societies by leveraging regional resources, including natural environments and...