It is no exaggeration to say that the quest for sustainable development is the biggest problem faced by the modern world. Economic development without considering the environment has led to various hazards such as global warming; moreover, despite growth in the world economy, economic disparities have increased, and extreme poverty, threatening survival itself, is now even more widespread in many developing countries. The United Nations has advocated sustainable development goals (SDGs), with the objective of promoting a response to this harsh situation.
The University of Tokyo has already strongly advocated research on SDGs via the Future Society Initiative. The aim of the SDGs Collaborative Research Unit, of the Institute for Future Initiative (IFI), proposed here would be to become a hub and to focus research on SDGs at the University of Tokyo.
Examples of activities conducted would include: (1) research on alternatives to achieve sustainability in the global environment; (2) clarification of the impact of the environmental change on social or political instability, in collaboration with the Security Studies Unit; and (3) research related to the possibility of economic development linked to sustainability, in collaboration with the Risks in the Global Economy: Analysis and Policy Research Unit, which are scheduled to be the principal topics. It is hoped that research on SDGs will be performed in collaboration with other research areas of this institute, the research organizations of the University of Tokyo, and with Japanese and overseas research organizations.
The nexus of international politics in climate change and water resource, from the perspective of security studies and SDGs
Relationship between Minerals Extraction and Human Rights Violation in Conflict-Affected Area ： Have Conflict Minerals Regulations brought about Mechanism Change in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Making Sense of Complex Stresses in an Urban World
Exploration of Practical Wisdom and Resilience Overcoming Downside Risk -Collecting grassroots voices in Africa under COVID-19
Future Exploration Project
- Naosuke MukoyamaAssociate Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Hideaki ShiroyamaProfessor, Graduate School of Public Policy
- Kiichi FujiwaraVisiting Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Yee Kuang HengProfessor, Graduate School of Public Policy
- Aiko NishikidaAssociate Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
- Chiharu TakenakaFormer Professor, College of Law and Politics, Department of Politics, Rikkyo University
- Takeshi WadaProfessor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
- Taikan OkiSpecial Advisor to President, the University of Tokyo
- Kensuke FukushiDirector, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Yuya KajikawaProfessor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Yukari TakamuraProfessor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Alexandros GasparatosProfessor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Yasunori KikuchiProfessor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Masahiro SugiyamaProfessor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Kiyo KurisuAssociate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
- Nazia HussainAssistant Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Hiroko YamanoAssistant Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Kazuyo HanaiProject Assistant Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives