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JDR Vol.10 No.3 pp. 420-428
(2015)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2015.p0420

Paper:

Analysis of Ideal Directions of Climate Change Adaptation and Problems in Implementing Them for Local Japanese Governments

Nobuo Shirai and Mitsuru Tanaka

Hosei University
4342 Aihara, Machida, Tokyo 194-0298, Japan

Received:
December 15, 2014
Accepted:
April 22, 2015
Published:
June 1, 2015
Keywords:
local governments in Japan, additional adaptation measures, improvement of sensitivity, adaptive governance
Abstract

Additional adaptation measures such as “basic improvement of sensitivity” and “adaptive governance against mid and long term impacts” are set as ideal directions for local governments. The study of the situations for implementing additional adaptation measures by local governments were determined by using checklists. It is clarified as a result that additional adaptation measures have not been considered enough.
The following problems in implementing measures from the “Japan local Forum for Climate Change Adaptation Society” were found:
(1) Prediction and evaluation of climate change impacts, (2) Concretization and evaluation of adaptation measures, (3) Communication and subject formation and (4) Implementation of the measures and preparation of conditions.
In the future, it is necessary to concretize additional adaptation measures at the research level, to share these additional adaptation measures with concerned parties and to promote the exchange of opinions.

Cite this article as:
N. Shirai and M. Tanaka, “Analysis of Ideal Directions of Climate Change Adaptation and Problems in Implementing Them for Local Japanese Governments,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.10, No.3, pp. 420-428, 2015.
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