Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[E] Oral

H (Human Geosciences ) » H-CG Complex & General

[H-CG28] Implementing Integrated Research for Sustainable Future

Tue. May 28, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 302 (3F)

convener:Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Akihiko Kondoh(Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University), Takeshi Sakurai(Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo), Kenichi Abe(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Chairperson:Ernan Rustiadi(Bogor Agricultural University), Qinxue Wang(National Institute for environmental Studies), takeshi sakurai

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

[HCG28-04] Academic-public-private partnerships for sustainable herding under increasing frequency of climate hazards

*Masato Shinoda1 (1.Graduate School of Environmental Studies Nagoya University)

Keywords:Transdisciplinary approach, Disaster risk map, Climate disaster, Livestock mortality, Mongolia

Socio-ecological damage from climate-related disasters has increased worldwide, including a slow-onset cold-season disaster that is unique to Mongolia, known as dzud. Dzuds are defined, bio-geophysically, as anomalous climatic and/or land-surface (i.e. snow) conditions that lead to reduced accessibility and/or availability of pastures, and ultimately to significant livestock mortality during winter–spring. Our studies showed that recent dzuds were caused by a half-to-half combination of multi-climate hazards and man-made vulnerability, including inadequate pasture management, poverty, and insufficient winter preparedness. With this background, for the first time, our academia produced a new dzud risk map to predict risky areas at the national level for the 2015/2016 winter. Subsequently, the early warning system developed together with the risk map has been implemented and successfully applied for sustainable herding under the framework of partnerships among universities/research institutes, Mongolian government, international aid organizations, and herders. This action was supported by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science ‘Integrating Dryland Disaster Science’ and nominated as a top case study of early warning early action at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in July 2018.