Renewable Energy and Climate Action: The Future of Japan and Sweden Cooperation
Hiraizumi Nobuyuki, Lars Vargö, Eerishika Pankaj, Ashok Swain, Avi Jakhmola, Maria Pettersson, Kobayashi Hajime, Komatsu Masayuki, Michael Evan Goodsite, Volker Hessel, Paula Angerstein, Sandra Cassotta, Svetlana Sabelfeld, Merlin Linehan, Ramu C.M, Dhanasree Jayaram, Takashi Sekiyama, Ashis Basu, Jeremy Maxie, Tatsuo Shikata, Niklas Swanström and Jagannath P. Panda
This joint publication of the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) and Kajima Institute of International Peace (KIIP) in Tokyo covers a solution-oriented approach to Climate Challenges that both Japan and EU/Sweden confront at large. This study covers many critical areas such as renewable energy, climate practices and the role of technology to mitigate climate challenges. Additionally, this Special Paper analyses the Climate change mitigation efforts which may lead to conflicts among countries. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting energy crisis have strongly reminded the world of this point. In particular, (1) the reduced dependence on fossil fuels and the spread of renewable energy sources, (2) the monopoly of rare metals and rare earths, and (3) nationalistic green industrial policies are likely to have a significant impact on the global geopolitical power structure. If some countries use climate change as an excuse to push through nationalism, it may even lead to military conflicts, another serious tragedy to this planet. National leaders should clearly recognize that climate change actions and international peace could be mutually contradictory goals. Japan and the EU/Sweden should work together to systematically analyze the situation and stand up to the new challenge.
China’s BRI Diplomacy: What it Means to India and India’s Rise
Introduction: In the post-COVID-19 world order, particularly, amidst intensifying great power competition and changing regional and global power dynamics, infrastructural advancement has taken on new and expanded significance. However, the […]
1325 NAPs Beyond East and West: Institutionalizing the WPS Agenda in Sweden and South Korea
Jiso Yoon & Love-Lis Liljeström compare Sweden’s and South Korea’s primary achievements and flaws in formulating and implementing their national action plans on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
Seoul’s Geopolitical Code on Quad: Imperative or Elective?
Abstract: Under the new government helmed by President Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korea (ROK) has displayed a clear tilt toward and a more open embrace of the Indo- Pacific concept. Interestingly, […]
What the Xi Jinping Historic Third Term Means for Japan
Introduction: Coverage of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that took place from October 16-22, 2022 in Beijing has turned the focus onto the absolute authority of Xi […]
The Dangers of a Stagnant China: The Necessity of Awkward Coexistence
Abstract: In the build-up to the 20th Party Congress, a series of essays emerged focusing on Xi Jinping cementing a third term as General Secretary of the Communist Party of […]
The Essence of Xi Jinping’s 20th National Congress Report
This article was originally posted on The National Interest’s website, you can find the article here. Xi’s power-adulterated vision that has already dented economic and political party-state institutional authority […]