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.
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
Options Summer 2018: Water scarcity in Asia is likely to get worse over the coming decades, and new research from the IIASA Water Program has shown that increased water demand due to socioeconomic development is likely to be the main cause in large parts of the continent. More
Options Summer 2018: In 2011, an earthquake off the coast of Japan led to a tsunami that decimated the area of Tohoku. Even worse, the event triggered a nuclear disaster from which Japan is still recovering. As is the case in many disasters however, this event created a window of opportunity for positive social and environmental change. More
Last edited: 23 July 2019
INFOSHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH JAPAN
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.
Shortall R & Kharrazi A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5881-2568 (2017). Cultural factors of sustainable energy development: A case study of geothermal energy in Iceland and Japan. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 79: 101-109. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.029.
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