• Japan's Role in Efforts to Combat Climate Change

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 1900 (JST)

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    There is a broad consensus in government and among the public that climate change is real and that Japan must cooperate with global efforts to mitigate climate change, although there are debates about how and how fast to do this. This talk focuses Japan’s ambitious goals for reducing Green House Gases (GHGs) and renewable energy in 2030, its promise to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050, the changes this will mean, and the large challenges that Japan must overcome in order to reach its ambitious goals.

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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by Japan Foundation, New York (JFNY).



    Dr. Paul Midford is Professor of International Relations at Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama Japan. He specializes in Japanese foreign and security policies, renewable energy politics and policy, and East Asian regional politics and security. Midford has published in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, The Pacific Review, Asian Survey, and Japan Forum. He is author of Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism? (Stanford University Press, 2011); and Overcoming Isolationism: Japan’s Leadership in East Asian Security Multilateralism (Stanford University Press, 2020). He is co-editor with Wilhelm Vosse of New Directions in Japan´s Security: Non-U.S. Centric Evolution (Routledge, 2020), and co-editor with Espen Moe of New Challenges and Solutions for Renewable Energy: Japan, East Asia and Northern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Midford received his doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University in 2001, and previously taught at Kanazawa University, Lafayette College, Kwansei Gakuin University, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.



    Format: This event will be recorded and published in our web archive. Questions are encouraged during the live event.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderators: Amani Kidd

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: Japan Foundation, New York

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