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Tokyo

RESOURCES

Organisations, Programmes, and Projects

Tokyo, C40 Cities

Description: city profile and case studies

https://www.c40.org/cities/tokyo

Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Description: programs for climate change and sustainability

https://www.kankyo.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/index.html

Resilience Japan, Government of Japan

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

https://www.japan.go.jp/regions/resilientjapan/

Climate Change Adaptation, Ministry of Environment

Description: local and national adaptation reports in English

https://www.env.go.jp/en/earth/cc/adapt_portal/index.html

Tokyo Climate Center, Japan Meteorological Agency

Description: climate data, forecasts, and maps

https://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/

Reports and Policies

Tokyo Climate Change Adaptation Policy, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Description: climate impacts and measures

https://www.kankyo.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/files/Full.ver-adaptation-policy.pdf

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

https://www.mlit.go.jp/river/basic_info/english/pdf/guigelines_eng.pdf

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

Description: implementation of the Basic Policy for Intense Rainfall

https://www.gesui.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/pdf/tp0902.pdf

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-013-9450-6

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

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-015-0809-y

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

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-015-1983-4

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

https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/wjelp/vol11/iss1/4

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