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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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October 17, 2016

Japan’s Role in Sustainable Development

Having made substantial progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goal of reducing extreme poverty, the world is now turning its ...

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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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February 09, 2012

Valentine’s Day and the Environment: A “Love Affair with Nature”

I visited Palawan, the Philippines, in 2010 and February 2011 to conduct fieldwork for a master’s thesis. There, I was ...

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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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September 20, 2011

Can Japan Make the Transition from Nuclear to Renewable Energy?

Resources were mobilized following the Fukushima nuclear accident that would have not been possible under normal circumstances. Why is it, ...

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August 07, 2009

The DPJ Platform on Climate-Change—A Reality Check

With a critical election looming and an international climate-change conference just over the horizon, the opposition Democratic Party of Japan ...

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