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Organisations, Programmes, and Projects

Tokyo, C40 Cities

Description: city profile and case studies

Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Description: programs for climate change and sustainability

Resilience Japan, Government of Japan

Description: building resiliency in regions, for example in disaster prevention

Climate Change Adaptation, Ministry of Environment

Description: local and national adaptation reports in English

Tokyo Climate Center, Japan Meteorological Agency

Description: climate data, forecasts, and maps

Reports and Policies

Tokyo Climate Change Adaptation Policy, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Description: climate impacts and measures

Practical guidelines on strategic climate change adaptation planning—flood disasters. River Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Government of Japan

Description: national guidelines with cases from Tokyo

Storm Water Control Measures for Tokyo, Bureau of Sewerage, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Description: implementation of the Basic Policy for Intense Rainfall

Academic Articles

Bai, Y., Kaneko, I., Kobayashi, H. et al. (2014). A Geographic Information System (GIS)-based approach to adaptation to regional climate change: a case study of Okutama-machi, Tokyo, Japan. Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change 19, 589–614.

Description: develops a database management tool for regional climate change information

Hijioka, Yasuaki, Hijioka, Yasuaki, Takano, Saneyuki, Takano, Saneyuki, Oka, Kazutaka, Oka, Kazutaka, . . . Ishiwatari, Sawako. (2016). Potential of existing policies of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for implementing adaptation to climate change. Regional Environmental Change, 16(4), 967-978.

Description: analyzes Tokyo’s adaptation policies

Hoshino, Sayaka, Esteban, Miguel, Mikami, Takahito, Takagi, Hiroshi, & Shibayama, Tomoya. (2015). Estimation of increase in storm surge damage due to climate change and sea level rise in the Greater Tokyo area. Natural Hazards 80(1), 539-565.

Description: quantitative predictions and estimates of sea level rise in Tokyo Bay

Yuichiro Tsuji. 2020. Climate Change Action and Adaptation in Tokyo. J. Envtl. L. & Policy 89

Description: legal analysis of the implementation of the adaptation plan

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