Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-SC Social Earth Sciences & Civil/Urban System Sciences

[H-SC04] Implementing Geoscience Research for the Earth' Future

Mon. May 23, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 101A (1F)

Convener:*Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Shigeko Haruyama(Department of Environmental Science, Graduate School of Bioresouces,Mie University), Takeshi Sakurai(Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University), Teiji Watanabe(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Koichi Kimoto(Setsunan University, Faculty of Foreign Studies), Thorsten Kiefer(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Tetsuzo Yasunari(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Chair:Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Thorsten Kiefer(Future Earth)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

[HSC04-01] Implementing integrative land use research for the Earth’s future – with reference to some Asian countries

★Invited papers

*Yukio Himiyama1 (1.Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education)

Keywords:future earth, land use, resilient city, sustainable rural future, climate change

The grand design of Future Earth entitled “Future Earth 2025 Vision” issued in 2014 presented eight “key focal challenges, namely those on water-energy-food, climate change, natural assets, cities, rural futures, health, consumption/production, and governance systems. Land use is one of the issues that are related with them all. However, it is likely to be viewed and studied differently and separately in each of these challenges. In order to meet the diversity of interests or requirements, it is important to conduct integrative basic studies of land use change at different regional levels such as national to sub-national levels, and link them to applied studies specializing in each of the proposed challenges. The paper discusses the structure and elements of such integrative land use study system, priority issues and expected outcomes, with reference to some Asian countries.