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.
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
IIASA researchers used a novel approach to explore the key processes and conditions that determine corruption levels. Their analysis shows that transparency about the integrity of institutions is key to fighting corruption, and that vigilance against corruption must be maintained despite its cost, even when corruption levels appear to be low. More
IIASA researchers collaborated with colleagues in Japan to clarify the impacts of stringent climate mitigation policies on food security. The team identified smart and inclusive climate policy designs where the risk of food-security for hundreds of millions of people could be addressed at a modest cost. More
New IIASA-led research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors, such as a global carbon tax, could have a serious impact on agriculture and result in far more widespread hunger and food insecurity than the direct impacts of climate change. Smarter, inclusive policies are necessary instead. More
Last edited: 16 September 2019
INFOSHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH JAPAN
Kotani H, Yokomatsu M, & Ito H (2019). 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: e101286. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101286. (In Press)
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: 1-15. DOI:10.1080/14693062.2019.1634507. (In Press)
Mochizuki J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1000-4251 & Chang S (2017). Disasters as Opportunity for Change: Tsunami Recovery and Energy Transition in Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 21: 331-339. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.01.009.
Cherp A, Vinichenko V, Jewell J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2846-9081, Suzuki M, & Antal M (2017). Comparing electricity transitions: A historical analysis of nuclear, wind and solar power in Germany and Japan. Energy Policy 101: 612-628. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.10.044.
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