Commentary on Japan’s Policy Plan for “Phasing out Inefficient Coal-fired Power Plants”: The Plan is not consistent with the Paris Agreement.
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In Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
The introduction of renewable energy (RE) is essential for building a sustainable society. However, RE can cause conflicts between energy production and biodiversity conservation. This study conducted a scenario analysis to evaluate potential conflicts in the nexuses between energy and biodiversity for the Bekambeushi River watershed located in...
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...
In MASHING UP
オンラインメディアで、女性から始めるダイバーシティをキーワードに、働き方やダイバーシティ、ジェンダー平等などを扱う記事などを載せているMASHING UPからの依頼に基づき、IGESでは、SDGs & Meという連載を展開しています。 本記事は、その一環として都市をテーマに、「一人ひとりが変わるとまちが良くなる。みんなでやるともっと良くなる」という切り口から個人がどう都市の持続可能性に貢献できるのか、取り上げました。
In Sustainability Science
Previous studies have demonstrated the role of nature connectedness in promoting human well-being. However, recent studies put emphasis on understanding the underlying mechanism that drives the association between nature connectedness and well-being, mainly mental health. Place attachment is one of the place-based socio-psychological concepts that...
Assessment review of Japanese policy frameworks for combatting imports of illegally-harvested wood and wood products
Factors Promoting Clean Energy in Japanese Cities: Nuclear Risks Versus Climate Change Risks
This article focuses on understanding the factors aecting the subconscious minds of urban citizens in terms of promoting clean energy and deregulation of the electricity sector. Does risk perception related to climate change and nuclear energy eect their choices? Does it differ between cities? A comparative analysis was performed for four cities...
Policy options for the decarbonisation of the power sector (DPS) through “Just transition” in Japan-Estimation of direct and indirect employment impact at the local level-
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
In Energy Strategy Reviews
This paper explores Japan's energy and emissions-related choices up to 2050 using the Japan 2050 Low Carbon Navigator (Low Carbon Navigator), an energy and emissions scenario simulation tool based on the 2050 Pathways Calculator model. Using illustrative examples and scenarios, the paper demonstrates some unique features of the Low Carbon Navigator...
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...