Based on the understanding that information valuable for the progress of research can be obtained by soliciting the opinions and feedback of people both within and outside NIES regarding the results of such research, whether completed or still in progress, as a general rule we compile research results in the form of a discussion paper and gather such opinions and feedback on a wide scale before reporting the results to academic societies, etc. We will continue to compile and publish research results or interim results as discussion papers in the current term, and invite you to read them and send your opinions or feedback. Papers will be designated as one of the following types according to their content: (1) research paper, (2) research material/data, or (3) explanatory article.
- Research paper: A paper reporting original research related to environmental issues, containing useful conclusions or facts that have been independently obtained. Review papers are also included in this type.
- Research material/data: A technical supplement compiling the results of research, complex equations of models, program sources for statistics or analysis, etc.
- Explanatory article: An article describing the authors’ own research, to be published for the purpose of disseminating the findings obtained to the general public (Japanese language only).
The researchers at the Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research have backgrounds in a wide range of fields and are engaged in research targeting various environmental issues. Taking the convenience of users into consideration, papers are categorized in terms of research fields and research targets, as follows.
(a) Environmental impact assessments and environmental policies, (b) environmental engineering, (c) economics, (d) transportation engineering, (e) urban engineering, (f) regional (urban and rural) planning studies, (g) jurisprudence, (h) others
(1) Environmental education and environmental awareness, (2) international aspects of environmental issues (international cooperation, environmental issues in developing countries, trade, etc.), (3) regional environmental issues in Japan (transportation issues, atmospheric pollution, water contamination, chemical substances, urban/rural issues, etc.), (4) other global environmental issues (depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain, etc.), (5) nature preservation (conservation of scenery, natural resources, etc.), (6) climate change issues, (7) waste issues, (8) others
* Please note that the contents of papers and opinions are published on the responsibility of the authors themselves, and do not necessarily reflect the views of NIES.
Tomoko Hasegawa, Shinichiro Fujimori, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Toshihiko Masui, February, 2014
Shinichiro Fujimori, Toshihiko Masui, Yuzuru Matsuoka, February, 2012
Hide-Fumi Yokoo, Thomas C. Kinnaman, July, 2011
Toshiaki Ichinose, Kiyoshi Niitsu, Takashi Onozuka, Mitsuteru Jinno, January, 2010
ATTEMPT TO EVALUATE THERMAL ENVIRONMENT IN THE AREA WITH A LACK OF URBAN SPATIAL INFORMATION DATABASEToshiaki Ichinose, Yohei Shiraki, Futoshi Matsumoto, Jun Lu, Keisuke Hanaki, January, 2010
MECHANISM OF MITIGATION OF ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT BY A LARGE RESTORATION OF INNER-CITY RIVER (CHEONG-GYE STREAM IN SEOUL)Toshiaki Ichinose, Lyong-Tae Lee, Futoshi Matsumoto, Yohei Shiraki, Ippei Harada, January, 2010
Toshiaki Ichinose, Kazunori Suzuki, Kojiro Suzuki, Satoko Seino, January, 2010
Azusa Okagawa, Kanemi Ban, September, 2008