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A Mapping of Global Warming Research Based on IPCC AR4

  • Ai Hiramatsu
  • Nobuo Mimura
  • Akimasa Sumi
Conference paper

Abstract

Research activities on climate change and global warming have experienced a remarkable worldwide increase in recent years. Since the release ofThe Stern Review (Stern 2007) and theIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report (IPCC AR4) (IPCC 2007a, b, c) in 2007, climate change issues have been prioritized in both national and international arenas. Given that post-Kyoto arguments remain active, and the Bali Roadmap was defined at the Conference of the Parties, 13th Session (COP13), there is an urgent need to develop an international initiative to increase efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the local and global levels. However, conventional research has addressed these problems from the specific viewpoints of particular fields and, up to this point, it has been very difficult to present a comprehensive view of the future. Designing sustainable countermeasures for addressing global warming requires an approach that unifies the various aspects of climate change, including impact assessment, prediction, mitigation and adaptation measures, policy issues, and social issues. It is essential to attack the problems from a wide range of viewpoints from different academic fields, including natural science, engineering, agriculture, economics, and political science.

Reprinted with permission of Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science from A. Hiramatsu et al., Sustain. Sci. 3(2008) 201–213. DOI 10.1007/s11625-008-0058-9

Keywords

Global Warming Clean Development Mechanism Sustainability Science Genetically Modify Organism Mapping Framework 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This study was supported by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) through the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology. We sincerely appreciate the kind cooperation of the CLAs and LAs (Dr. Akira Noda at Meteorological Research Institute for WGI, Dr. Hideo Harasawa at National Institute for Environmental Studies for WGII, and Dr. Mikiko Kainuma at National Institute for Environmental Studies and Prof. Ryuji Matsuhashi at the University of Tokyo for WGIII). We also appreciate the continuous support of Dr. Makoto Tamura at Ibaraki University and Dr. Masahiro Sugiyama at the University of Tokyo, and the kind cooperation of other FP-GW members.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transdisciplinary Initiative for Global SustainabilityThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Global Change Adaptation ScienceIbaraki UniversityMitoJapan

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