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Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Environmental Resource Management Policy
Shingo Shibata

Shingo Shibata

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Sophia University
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Born in Kyoto. Graduated from Forest Disciplines (Forest Policy), College of Agriculture, Tokyo University in 1980. Provide “Holistic Forestry” concept in forest policy seminar course. Thesis theme: “Watershed forest establishment and downstream beneficiary payment”.

In 1980, entered the Forestry Agency, Japan, and involved with environmental resource management policy in Japan and abroad through working for Japanese government officials (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries/MAFF and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/MEXT) and UN FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) officers in Headquarter and the Asia Pacific Regional Office.

In the first working place Sapporo, formed a study group on 21st century forest and presented “Holistic Forestry” concept at the symposium in 1982.

Stayed in USA from 1985-1987 to study at University of California, Berkeley. Study under the guidance of Professors William Mckillop (forestry economics), Jeffry Romm (international natural resource policy), Laurence Davis (forest management). Major research themes included multi-resource management planning through linear planning, public participation and environmental assessment processes of US national forest planning, recreation zoning management and deforestation/desertification problems in developing countries. During this period, made short stay at Oxford university and tropical forest research institute in Paris for research. Upon return to Japan, wrote papers in Japanese on “Forest planning and public participation in US national forest (1987)”, “Nature conservation problems in USA (1988)”, etc. and introduced Prof. Davis’s publication titled “Forest management 3rd edition” into forestry community in Japan.

As a Head of a District Forest Office in Akita, recruited “citizen’s forest monitor” to facilitate public participation, which was formally incorporated into the current national forest management, and experimented chemical-free weeding method by sheep grazing. At the headquarter of Forestry Agency, worked for management planning of national forest, forest planning, forest protection, bilateral and multilateral international cooperation, forest research, forest carbon planning, radiation evaluation.

In FAO HQ, technical and operational backstopping of forest conservation projects in Asia-Pacific, and assist Indian Ocean Tsunami affected countries in Regional Office in Asia-Pacific as Chief Technical Advisor. In MEXT, worked as a co-chair of International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and Japanese representative of International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP).

Since 2013, working for Professor, Sophia University.