Research collaborations between IIASA and Japan have been highly productive since the institute was founded in 1972. Key aspects of this beneficial relationship since 2010, has involved cooperation with more than 40 Japanese organizations and resulted in over 460 scientific publications and a range of research advances.
Recent studies have included in-depth analyses of how to maximize the co-benefits from measures to reduce both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Japan and Asia; the development of a new set of scenarios to underpin future climate modeling, impact, vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation assessments; and research into the evolution of diseases and commercially-exploited fish.
Options Winter 2019/20: Researchers from the IIASA Energy Program explored the implications of Japan’s long term climate mitigation target and the relevance of the country’s uncertain nuclear policy. More
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 calls for ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. The environmental challenges posed by agriculture are however massive, and many fear that they will only become more pressing as we try to meet the growing need for food worldwide. IIASA researchers and colleagues from Japan propose alternative hunger eradication strategies that will not compromise environmental protection. More
Last edited: 21 July 2020
INFOSHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH JAPAN
Kanaya Y, Yamaji K, Miyakawa T, Taketani F, Zhu C, Choi Y, Komazaki Y, Ikeda K, et al. (2020). Rapid reduction in black carbon emissions from China: evidence from 2009–2019 observations on Fukue Island, Japan. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20 (11): 6339-6356. DOI:10.5194/acp-20-6339-2020.
Kotani H, Yokomatsu M, & Ito H (2020). Potential of a shopping street to serve as a food distribution center and an evacuation shelter during disasters: Case study of Kobe, Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 44: e101286. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101286.
Oshiro K, Gi K, Fujimori S, van Soest HL, Bertram C, Després J, Masui T, Rochedo P, et al. (2019). Mid-century emission pathways in Japan associated with the global 2 °C goal: national and global models’ assessments based on carbon budgets. Climatic Change DOI:10.1007/s10584-019-02490-x. (In Press)
Silva Herran D, Fujimori S, & Kainuma M (2019). Implications of Japan’s long term climate mitigation target and the relevance of uncertain nuclear policy. Climate Policy 19 (9): 1117-1131. DOI:10.1080/14693062.2019.1634507.
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