|26 October 1998|
IGES OF JAPAN TACKLES CLIMATE CHANGE
Shuzo Nishioka, Ph.D
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
A newly established "brain" for sustainable development, IGES of Japan, has launched its Asia-Pacific oriented climate change research strategy. IGES, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, is an international non-profit research organization, established in 1998, based on the recommendation by the Ad-Hoc Commission on Global Environment in the twenty-first Century, an advisory committee to the Prime Minister of Japan. IGES started its activity with 40 researchers and support staffs on six major areas of urgent concerns in sustainable development of Asia-Pacific region; climate, urbanization, education, tropical forest, governance and new development pattern. The research policy of IGES fully aims to develop and formulate innovative policy instruments and environmental strategies for sustainable development.
The climate team, consisting of nine researchers from Japan, US, China and India, set up following urgent, mid-and long-term research agenda of strategic and policy analysis.
Urgent policy needs in preparation for UNFCCC COP 4
Mid-term research agenda
Ongoing research area
Results to be Achieved
The outcome of the research is provided to national policymakers, international negotiators, NGOs and the private sector resulting in the development of effective institutions, Laws and policies to prevent and mitigate climate change on the national, regional and international level. IGES and Climate Team in now expanding its research collaboration network with it partners who signed the Chanter for the Establishment of IGES; 8 national environmental ministries, 3 international organizations and 17 research and academic institutions from all over the world.For further information; IGES, Shonan Village, 156-39 Kami-Yamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115, Japan; tel.: +81-468-55-3700; fax: +81-468-55-3709; e-mail: email@example.com; Internet: http://www.iges.or.jp
Climate Change Team
Team Leader: Shuzo Nishioka, Ph.D
Senior Researcher: Naoki Matsuo, Ph.D
Visiting Researcher: Robert K. Dixon, Ph.D