Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

U (Union) » Union

[U-07] Future Earth-GRPs integration for global environmental research

Sun. May 20, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 103 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Reiichiro Ishii(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Tetsuzo Yasunari(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Makoto Taniguchi(総合地球環境学研究所, 共同), Hein Mallee(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Chairperson:Taniguchi Makoto, Ishii Reiichiro, Mallee Hein

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

[U07-01] GLP's address on sustainable society issues through land science

★Invited Papers

*Teiji Watanabe1, Shigeko Haruyama2 (1.Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, 2.Department of Environmental Science, Graduate School of Bioresouces, Mie University)

Keywords:Global Land Programme, land use land cover

GLP (Global Land Programme), focusing on the coupled human-environmental systems under changing environments, is an international research platform to promote research programs in land (change) science towards Future Earth. Land science covers everything from coastal areas to high mountain regions, and from small settlements/communities to mega-cities. The research planning of the GLP was built not only on the extensive heritage of the IGBP’s and IHDP’s global networks of scientists, data and largely disciplinary understanding, but also on the GCTE and LUCC projects. Now, GLP concerns all of the eight Key Focal Challenges and all of the NU’s 17 SDGs.

GLP has IPO in Bern, Switzerland, and seven Nodal Offices worldwide: Japan Nodal Office is one of them. The number of world’s Nodal offices has increased from four to seven since the current IPO started in Bern, Switzerland in 2016. The Sapporo Nodal Office, established in 2006 as the first nodal office of GLP, changed its name as Japan Nodal Office with its new structure of a consortium of Japanese universities, including Hokkaido University, Rakuno Gakuen University, Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, Kyoto University and Hiroshima University.

The overall goal of the Japan Nodal Office is to improve understanding of the causal processes of vulnerability, the quality of coping capacities linked to different perturbations, and the role of governance in bolstering resilience. The tasks of the Japan Nodal Office are not limited to national or regional concerns, but this special issue focuses on Asian issues.

Asia is extremely important to study because of the combination of its rapidly expanding population and decreasing population depending on the countries and regions. Japan’s GLP community is responsible in addressing challenges in land change science ad a transitional country from increasing population to decreasing population, and as a leading country of accumulated research knowledge and experiences in hazard issues.