Norichika Kanie

Norichika Kanie
Keio University | Keidai · Graduate School of Media and Governance

Ph.D. in Media and Governance

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April 2003 - March 2015
Tokyo Institute of Technology
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  • Professor (Associate)
April 2003 - March 2015
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (78)
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Environmental assessments increasingly call for just transformations, yet do not offer concrete visions of what these might be. This paper conceptualizes and operationalizes Earth system justice (ESJ) through articulating just ends which minimize significant harm to humans from Earth system change while ensuring access to needed resources for all a...
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As human activity threatens to make the planet unsafe for humanity and other life forms, scholars are identifying planetary targets set at a safe distance from biophysical thresholds beyond which critical Earth systems may collapse. Yet despite the profound implications that both meeting and transgressing such targets may have for human wellbeing,...
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Keeping the Earth system in a stable and resilient state, to safeguard Earth's life support systems while ensuring that Earth's benefits, risks, and related responsibilities are equitably shared, constitutes the grand challenge for human development in the Anthropocene. Here, we describe a framework that the recently formed Earth Commission will us...
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The purpose of this chapter is to encourage consideration of the SDGs from the perspectives of measurement and indicators, that is, measurement of progress with the SDGs. After clarifying what kind of governance is required for the SDGs, the chapter will discuss the roles and functions of measurements and indicators in connection with the SDGs, rev...
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The effectiveness of the climate change treaty regime critically matters. For enhancing treaty effectiveness, business enterprises and investors are becoming key actors to bring about solutions through business, technological innovations, financial and technical transfer, capacity building among others in today’s sustainable development governance....
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About four years have passed since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by member states of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. Local governments and private enterprises in Japan are seeking ways to achieve SDGs, and these efforts are spreading throughout the country. This paper discusses the possibility of solvin...
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate are the key international agreements to deliver a sustainable future. They are a compromise between the scientifically necessary and politically possible to achieve global sustainability. Agreed in 2015, they constitute a radical departure for international policy with no p...
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p>The social sciences have engaged since the late 1980s in international collaborative programmes to study questions of sustainability and global change. This article offers an in-depth analysis of the largest long-standing social-science network in this field: the Earth System Governance Project. Originating as a core project of the former Interna...
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Gender equality is a cross-cutting issue that affects all dimensions of sustainable development; women must be at the centre of the 2030 Agenda. Despite the interlinkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the commitment to “leave no one behind,” progress on gender mainstreaming is uneven across the SDGs. This brief looks at two...
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Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are setting up implementation arrangements for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by instituting governance structures and incorporating the goals in their national policies and plans. While these countries are yet to make progress on some dimensions of governance for the SDGs, they are advancing in many...
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On 25 September, 2015, world leaders met at the United Nations in New York, where they adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals and 169 targets set out an agenda for sustainable development for all nations that embraces economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection. Now, the agenda moves from agreeing the goals to...
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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations present a novel approach to global governance where goal-setting features as a key strategy. ‘Governance through goals’, as exemplified by the SDGs, is new and unique for a number of characteristics such as the inclusive goal-setting process, the non-binding nature of the goals, the...
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Whereas the Millennium Development Goals focused on an effort to address the needs of the developing world, the Sustainable Development Goals seek to come to terms with the challenges of a human-dominated planet while continuing the effort to reduce extreme poverty and to eradicate major diseases. In effect, this new effort involves an effort to us...
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The recent shift from the Millennium Development Goals to the much broader Sustainable Development Goals has given further impetus to the debate on the nexus between the multiple sectors of policy-making that the Goals are to cover. The key message in this debate is that different domains—for instance, water, energy and food—are interconnected and...
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In the process of promoting the development of a low carbon society, economic incentive policies play an important role. In order to see the effectiveness of implementing the economic incentive policies, we put forward two questions in this study: How effective are economic incentive policies in the building industry in China and Japan? What are th...
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The United Nations (UN) Rio+20 summit committed nations to develop a set of universal sustainable development goals (SDGs) to build on the millennium development goals (MDGs) set to expire in 2015. Research now indicates that humanity’s impact on Earth’s life support system is so great that further global environmental change risks undermining long...
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The authors wish to make the following correction, due to a typographical error, to this paper [1]. On page 1761, the author name “Shunsuke Mangagi” should be “Shunsuke Managi”. [...]
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One of the next major challenges for research and policy on sustainability is setting the post-2015 Development Agenda. This challenge arises as a direct result of the formal ending of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 and as an outcome of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The post-2015 Developmen...
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Many uncertainties lie ahead on the path to the future institutional architecture to tackle the problem of climate change. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), agreement for the international climate regime beyond 2020 is expected to conclude at the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris, but the form of...
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Policy Brief #4 Key Messages: 1. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require appropriate institutional support to integrate them effectively into institutions and practices, to coordinate activities, and to mobilize resources for implementation. The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) can be a lead " orchestrator of or...
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Planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight poverty and secure human well-being, argue David Griggs and colleagues.
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We are living in a highly dynamic, human-dominated Earth System in which non-linear, abrupt and irreversible changes are not only possible but also probable. These changes require institutional structures capable of steering human society away from critical tipping points and irreversible change and ensuring sustainable livelihoods for all. We see...
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The United Nations conference in Rio de Janeiro in June is an important opportunity to improve the institutional framework for sustainable development.
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The current institutional framework for sustainable development is by far not strong enough to bring about the swift transformative progress that is needed. This article contends that incrementalism—the main approach since the 1972 Stockholm Conference—will not suffice to bring about societal change at the level and speed needed to mitigate and ada...
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Science assessments indicate that human activities are moving several of Earth's sub-systems outside the range of natural variability typical for the previous 500,000 years (1, 2). Human societies must now change course and steer away from critical tipping points in the Earth system that might lead to rapid and irreversible change (3). This require...
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Unlike in the Kyoto Protocol, emission reduction targets for individual countries in the ‘Copenhagen Accord’ contain a list of pledges without international negotiation. As a result, whether or not international negotiations on QERLOs (Quantified emission reduction and limitation objectives) can actually be adopted in a post-2012 climate change gov...
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The Earth System Science Partnership, which unites all major global change research programmes, declared in 2001 an urgent need to develop “strategies for Earth System management”. Yet what such strategies might be, how they could be developed, and how effective, efficient and equitable such strategies would be, remains unspecified. It is apparent...
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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change envisions that all countries will follow the principle of ‘common but differentiated responsibility’ in terms of their responsibility to protect the earth’s climate system. However, its concrete application has always been controversial. The Kyoto Protocol framed this allocation issue in ter...
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In 2001, the Earth System Science Partnership declared an urgent need to develop 'strategies for Earth System management'. Yet what such strategies might be, how they could be developed and how effective, efficient and equitable such strategies would be, remain unspecified. We argue that the institutions, organizations and mechanisms by which human...
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The emergence of technology-oriented agreements such as the 2005 Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) may have significant implications for the future of global climate governance, as these agreements could be perceived as an alternative for the existing international climate regime. It is, therefore, important to examine...
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This article examines the causal mechanisms through which domestic policies and underlying domestic structural and institutional factors influenced the Netherlands' leadership-taking capability during climate change negotiations leading up to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Two causal mechanisms are prominent. One is the importance and necessity of buildi...
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In a situation of multilateral negotiation, the more universal the character of the issue is, and the greater the number of the participating states is, the more necessary the effective leadership is in order to making the negotiation to move forward toward an agreement. This is because the bigger the number of the nation states which joins the neg...
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We hypothesized that an impairment of endothelial dysfunction and an increased response to alpha-adrenoceptor agonists may occur in fructose-fed, insulin-resistant mice. The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between endothelial dysfunction and agonist-induced contractile responses in such mice. The acetylcholine-induced relaxa...
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This study investigated the influence of superoxide anion on the norepinephrine (NE)-induced contractile response in spontaneously diabetic mice. In aortic rings with intact endothelium, NE elicited only a slight increase in tension in nondiabetic mice (db/+M), but a much greater dose-dependent contraction in spontaneously diabetic mice (db/db mice...
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To examine the possible role of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the enhanced norepinephrine (NE)-induced contractile response seen in spontaneously diabetic mice (db/db mice), we examined the effect of chronic administration of cholestyramine on the NE-induced contraction. Although chronic cholestyramine (300 mg/kg, po for 1 month) sig...
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Nonspecific hypothalamic hormones such as thyrotropin-releasing hormone or luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone, or both, elicited abnormal growth hormone responses in 73 of 108 (67.6%) acromegalic patients. After transsphenoidal adenomectomy, the provocative tests using these hormones were repeated in 26 patients with abnormal preoperative growth...
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Polyclonal antibodies to synthetic human pancreatic growth hormone-releasing factor [hpGRF(1-44)NH2] and rat hypothalamic growth hormone-releasing factor [rhGRF(1-43)OH] were produced in rabbits by injecting these weak immunogens, coupled to thyroglobulin and emulsified with complete Freund's adjuvant in the presence of activated charcoal, directly...
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Centrally administered neuropeptides were investigated for their effects on the development of gastric lesions in rats. Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (LHRH) produced gastric lesions acutely, with TRH demonstrating the most pronounced effect in terms of incidence and sever...
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The role of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) in four model stresses (cold, ether, immobilization, and trauma) was examined in the guinea pig by using passive immunoneutralization with anti-CRF antiserum. Plasma corticotropin levels were measured at various times after exposure to stress, and groups treated with CRF antiserum were compared with...
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To establish a functional classification of purification of pituitary adenomas in acromegalic patients, we used immunoperoxidase-staining techniques specific for GH and PRL. Surgical specimens from 55 acromegalic patients were studied. GH was demonstrated in all adenomas and PRL was found in 25 of them (45.5%). Immunohistologically, GH- and PRL-con...
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Our findings to date indicate that: A peptide resembling oCRF is present in human and mammalian hypothalamus. oCRF is present in human lumbar cerebrospinal fluid. oCRF concentrations do not differ in CSF from normal individuals and from patients with Cushing's syndrome. oCRF appears to be synthesized via a large oligopeptide precursor. An oCRF-like...
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The anterior pituitary function in 25 patients with Cushing's disease was assessed before and after transsphenoidal adenomectomy. Pituitary adenoma was detected and removed in 24 cases, resulting in clinical remission in 22. Postoperative hypoadrenocorticism was observed in all of the cases with remission, necessitating substitution of glucocortico...
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Six patients of ACTH dependent Cushing's disease were treated by transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas. Preoperative endocrinological results showed that both plasma ACTH and cortisol were maintained at higher levels and their normal diurnal rhythms were lost. Urinary 17-OHCS excretion was partially suppressed by larger doses of dexametha...
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The authors studied serum PRL abnormalities in patients with various disorders of hypothalamo-hypophyseal system. When the basal serum PRL level was above 300 ng/ml, the presence of pituitary adenoma was strongly suggested. Of 16 pituitary adenomas with hyperprolactinemia, 9 were associated with acromegaly (6 males, 3 females) and 7 with Forbes-Alb...

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http://www.susdesign.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/s-16/ The Rio+20 Conference in 2012 confirmed that Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) is a cornerstone of sustainable development. At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in 2015, a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted and SCP is an important goal (Goal 12). To achieve decarbonized economy, agreed in Paris agreement 2015, we need to shift our lifestyle in a drastic manner. In addition to an efficiency-approach where energy and resource efficient products are promoted, we have to design and implement a new sufficiency-policy by indicating an appropriate structure of consumption and production and by changing consumer’s lifestyle. Various stakeholders’ practices are essential. The Strategic Research Project (S-16) launched in June 2016 with financial support of environmental research and technology development fund of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. This collaborative research is contributed by eleven leading research universities/institutes in Japan and consists of four research themes. Our goal is to present policy packages to achieve SCP by various stakeholders’ practices considering characteristics of individual nation or region such as economy and lifestyle. We will evaluate the effect of a policy package by employing economy model analysis and life cycle analysis. The outcome of the project will contribute for policy planning to achieve SCP in Asia including Japan and for policy dialogues with Asian countries.
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For over twenty years, we have been researching global climate governance, covering policies and regimes on mitigation, adaptation, and since recently, geoengineering. Our research on climate governance is embedded in larger research concerns on earth system governance, international institutions, global democracy, and planetary justice.
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With Norichika Kanie of Keio University and many other colleagues, I have just concluded a book project on Sustainable Development Goals, which will be published around April 2017 with MIT Press; Norichika and I will continue our collaboration on this topic.