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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
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Japanese lectures

  • “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.
  • “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

  • “Environmental Resource Management Policy”: learn similar contents of the above Japanese lecture “Environmental Policy Lecture”.
  • “Global Forest Conservation Policy”: learn complex global forest conservation problems including biodiversity conservation and mitigation of climate change through case studies.
  • “Basic Oceanography and Global Environmental Science”(Coordinator): Omnibus style lectures of various subject matters on basic oceanography and global environmental science by young scientists in JAMSTEC.


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 volunteers and attendances of workshops.

-Examples of Recent Guest Seminars

Satoyama seminar by NPO Representative/Watershed forest activities by Yokohama City officials /Explanatory meeting of Annual Report of Forest and Forestry by MAFF official/Collaborative management of Akaya National Forest by Forestry Agency official/JICA’s activities on REDD+ by JICA Senior Staff/UNFCCC negotiation by MEXT and MAFF officials/ Overseas conservation activities by NPO researcher/Latest activities on REDD+ by Forestry Agency official

-Examples of Recent Field Visits/Surveys

Satoyama Field seminar in Sano, Tochigi Pref./Watershed Forests of Yokohama City in Doshi village, Yamanashi Pref./Seminar Trip to Yuzawa, Niigata Pref./Meiji Shrine forest/Forest & water quality survey, etc. at Sophia Forest in Karuizawa. (Since 2007, plan to attend forest volunteer works in Takao.)