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)

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

[HSC04-04] “Cross-scale” issues on Protected Areas in India

★Invited papers

*Koichi Kimoto1 (1.Setsunan University, Faculty of Foreign Studies)

Keywords:Future Earth, cross-scale, Protected Areas, India

In the conceptual framework underlying the Future Earth (FE) program, “Scale” is to be positioned as one of keyword. In the final report (released in 2013), it has been emphasized that changes in human activities and global system of cross-scale (cs) and multi-scale (ms) has an important meaning in the sustainability of society. “The cross-scale interactions between human activities, large scale changes in the Earth system, and local impacts have important implications for human development and create many of the sustainability challenges facing society.” (FE final report: 17).
However, in FE, it cannot be said that discussion about the range to be assumed by the scale and scale itself has been made sufficiently. In this report, the term “cs” used there four times in the text (page 17, 28, 32, 35), twice in the figure (1, 3), and “ms” once (37). In particular, “cs” (in fig.1 and 3) has been used as a key concept. Although “cs” is understood it is widely important as a research guideline, which is not explicitly about what there is a specific research theme.
In this study, based on the results of the past my research projects, I would like to try to arrange the various issues related to “cs” in FE. More specifically, I will deal with the issues related to the Protected Areas (PAs) in India, depending on the scales, which include the expansion of PAs network, its acceptance process in India, and the PAs problems in the regional context.