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Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Environmental Resource Management Policy
Shingo Shibata

Shingo Shibata

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Sophia University
Building No.2, Room 1516



Born in Kyoto. Graduated from Forest Disciplines, College of Agriculture, Tokyo University in 1980. Involved with environmental resource management policy in Japan and abroad through working for Japanese government (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries/MAFF and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/MEXT) and UN FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). Worked for JICA Auditor/Committee Member. Master of Science (University of California, Berkeley). Ph.D. (Agriculture/University of Tokyo) Member of Society of American Foresters. Major publication: “Ecoforesting” (Ringyochosakai)


Research focus includes policy making methods through participation and collaboration of stakeholders to sustainably achieve multiple/conflicting environmental, economic and social values, and also policy measures based on ecosystem service approaches such as PES/ecosystem-based management through global case studies in Japan/abroad. Recently, proposing and exploring "Ecosystem Services Forestry".


Japanese lectures: In “Environmental Policy Lecture”, learn basic theory and practice of overall environmental policy in order to achieve a sustainable society, and practical strategies for building “Nature-harmonized”, “Low (Zero) carbon”and“Recycling” society. In “Forest Environmental Policy”, learn international historical processes of how forest environmental management evolved to more ecosystem-based one through the conflicts, theory and practice of participation/collaboration/ecosystem-based approach, forest conservation problems in and out of Japan. English lectures: In “Environmental Resource Management Policy”, learn similar contents of the above Japanese lecture “Environmental Policy Lecture”. In “Global Forest Conservation Policy”, learn complex global forest conservation problems including biodiversity conservation and mitigation of climate change through case studies. Also, coordinating “Basic Oceanography and Global Environmental Science”, which has a series of lectures of various topics of oceanography and global environmental science.


Separately conducted for English and Japanese students, but facilitate their interaction to foster global capabilities and unconventional way of thinking. Conduct shared readings/introduction of papers and provide presentation opportunities for discussions. Provide opportunities for field visits such as joining forest rolunteers and attendances of workshops.