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Discussion Paper
Silva Herran

This paper highlights the challenges for realising Japan's long-term strategy (LTS) for decarbonisation, also referred to as the mid-century strategy (MCS), and the role of scenario analysis in the formulation and strengthening of this strategy. Although the government of Japan declared on 26 October 2020 to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

“Just Transition” is an important, brand new concept to implement policies towards decarbonisation of the power sector in Japan. However, a knowledge gap still remains between this concept and policy discussion at a practical level. Therefore, using the existing scenarios of decarbonisation of the power sector and employment factors for the power...

Issue Brief
'Luanhe Living Lab' project team

This document is the first of two project briefs being developed as part of the ‘'Living laboratories for achieving sustainable development goals across national and sub‐national scales' (known for short as the
‘Luanhe Living Lab’) project that is funded by NERC (UK), NSFC (China) and JST (Japan). The overarching aim of the research is to provide...



Regional Workshop on New Paradigms of Innovation and Technology to Address the Challenges of Covid-19 Pandemic

International collaboration in technological innovation is critical in redesigning economies as countries are shaping strategies to address COVID-19 impacts.

This presentation was made at the Regional Workshop on ‘New Paradigms of Innovation and Technology to Address the Challenges of Covid-19 Pandemic’. 3. 11. 2020 | held at Tashkent...

Policy Report

サステナブルファイナンスに関するグローバルな関心の高まりがみられる中、本レポートは、日本とEU におけるサステナブルファイナンス関連の政策を比較するものである。本レポートの目的は、日本とEU におけるサステナブルファイナンス関連の政策の概要を提示し、それぞれの特徴を明らかにするとともにその共通点や違いを分析することにある。日本とEU は、それぞれの政府が積極的にサステナブルファイナンス政策を展開するものの、そのアプローチや戦略は異なっている。本レポートは、日本とEU のサステナブルファイナンス政策の理解に寄与することでサステナブルファイナンスについての議論や取り組みの一助となることを期待するものである。

Working Paper


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...