JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG53] [JJ] Adaptation for climate change and social implementation

Sat. May 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 104 (International Conference Hall 1F)

convener:Yoichi Ishikawa(JAPAN Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Shingo Watanabe(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), KOJI DAIRAKU(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience), Chairperson:Shingo Watanabe(JAPAN Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

[ACG53-03] Bottlenecks of climate change adaptation in local municipalities: Case study of agricultural adaptation planning in Ibaraki Prefecture

★Invited papers

*Makoto Tamura1, Takahiro Takimoto1, Yuji Masutomi2 (1.Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science, Ibaraki University, 2.Faculty of Agriculture, Ibaraki University)

Keywords:Adaptation plans, Agriculture, Local municpalties

Following the National Adaptation Plan (Cabinet decision, November 27, 2015), local Japanese municipalities are expected to make regional plans to adapt to climate change. However, there are some bottlenecks for implementation. First, there is a lack of detailed information on future climate change impacts at the regional level. Second, showing only negative impacts may make local people feel unnecessarily insecure unless plans for adaptation are proposed. Third, the priority of climate change issues tends to be lower than urgent or regional sustainability issues such as economic stability and the aging society.
The authors have attempted to identify the risks of climate change on agriculture and to establish “Agricultural adaptation plans in Ibaraki Prefecture (provisional)” as a roadmap to respond to the regional impacts of climate change The main contents of the plans will be 1) climate projections for Ibaraki, 2) climate impacts and risk assessments for agriculture, and 3) proposal of adaptations to mitigate adverse impacts. To respond specifically to the first two bottlenecks listed above, it important to identify the adverse impacts and to prepare countermeasures. So far, the authors have examined the critical temperature and sensitivity for the incidence of chalky rice kernels using crop yield and quality data from Ibaraki Agricultural Institute. As for the third bottleneck, more comprehensive collaboration with local people is required. Some challenges for Ibaraki University have also been identified.

This study was supported by the Social Implementation Program on Climate Change Adaptation Technology (SI-CAT) and a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B: 26281055) from MEXT, Japan.