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July 11, 2017

Trump’s Paris Accord Exit Is a Rebuke to US Industry

US President Donald Trump announced in June 2017 that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, but this ...

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December 26, 2016

The Paris Agreement and Japan’s Energy Risks

The world is making a dynamic shift to clean energy sources, with the Paris Agreement entering into force just a ...

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September 29, 2016

Breaking Free of Dependence on Rare Earths
China’s Resource Nationalism Spawns Alternative Technologies

The ban China effectively imposed on exports of rare earths over a diplomatic row with Japan has had the unintended ...

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September 27, 2016

Bush and the Paris Agreement

While President George W. Bush is criticized for his failure to support the Kyoto Protocol, it was his administration’s climate ...

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March 01, 2016

Can China Curb Carbon Emissions?

In the wake of the Paris Agreement on climate change, all eyes are on China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, ...

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January 18, 2016

Shaping the Future with a Multi-Stakeholder Approach

Global Governance Futures is a program under which 25 young professionals from five countries are asked to develop concrete policy ...

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December 13, 2011

Does Durban Matter?

Few thought that COP 17 would produce miracles; the most important outcome was the abandonment of the unsustainable principle of ...

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May 16, 2011

Sound, Science, New Technology, and Emerging Nations

Given the growing interdependence of the global economy, whatever emerging nations do today will have an impact on other countries, ...

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May 02, 2011

Preparing for the Summer Energy Crisis

There is expected to be an acute shortage of energy this summer owing to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima ...

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August 04, 2010


Kanten, or agar, is a gelatinous substance that is essential in Japanese confectionery. Unlike animal gelatin, kanten is a healthy, ...

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