This is the summary of a working paper to strengthen linkage between UNFCCC and Cities for transformative actions. In order to accomplish 2-degree Celsius target, national target and local climate change actions should be linked. UNFCCC/COP needs a mechanism linking the mid-term national vision, and climate change actions by the Non-State Actor...
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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...
Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development activities for the Environmental Policy Dialogue between the Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States
Micro-component survey of residential water end-use. Lessons learned from Hanoi and Tokyo
Symposium on “Reducing GHG through Water Smart Lifestyle in Da Nang, Vietnam”
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...
Workshop on The Sustainable Development Goals and Green Economy organized by the Korea Environment Institute (KEI) and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
This presentation outlines Japan's policies which are related to the concept of green economy and sustainable development goals. Japan is not likely to create new policies or rename existing policies specifically based on green economy or SDGs, but Japan has many existing policies which can be considered related to them in a broad sense. These...
Environmental Education in Japan
44th Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education, San Diego California, USA
5th International Symposium on Environmental Sociology in East Asia （ISESEA-5 ）
In this study, we analyze low emissions pathways at the national and subnational level in China through 2050. The study begins with national level trajectories based on China’s future energy use as well as experiences of other rapidly industrializing countries such as Japan. The emphasis in mapping the national trajectories is placed on what levels...