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Masachika Suzuki

Professor
Masachika Suzuki

Address:
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Sophia University
Building No.2, Room 1526
TEL:
+81-3-3238-4342
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Research

Research Interests

  1. 1)Corporate environmental and energy strategy
  2. 2)Technology transfer and innovation in clean energy
  3. 3)Sustainable consumption and production
  4. 4)Effectiveness of economic policy instruments
  5. 5)Environmental and social indicators for sustainable development,
  6. 6)Strategic alliance for establishing a sustainable community in Asia

Research Projects

Research project 1:Clean energy technology development

The development of clean energy technologies is a central issue in climate change negotiation. The signatory countries to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change agreed to organize the Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network to innovate and diffuse clean energy technologies. The objectives of this research are twofold. The first objective is to show a broad landscape of barriers in technology development. This research project attempts to uncover technology-specific barriers in technology development. The second objective of this research is to highlight and define roles of international institutions in overcoming identified barriers in clean energy technology development.

Research project 2:Drivers for the introduction of clean energy technologies and products: differences and similarities among key industry sectors in the EU and Japan

Introduction of clean energy technologies and products is becoming a key strategic and managerial issue for companies in various industry sectors. Many companies report their performance and initiatives in this area in their corporate sustainability reports. There are substantial research suggesting both tangible and intangible benefits for the companies that have successfully adopted clean energy technologies including reduction of operational cost, mitigation of regulatory risk, successful marketing technologies and products among energy cost conscious customers and enhancing their corporate brand in some cases. This study attempts to classify different drivers for the introduction of clean energy technologies and products among key industry sectors.

Research project 3: Survey study on citizens’ views and priorities over SDGs and indicators

In September 2015, new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted replacing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the United Nations. This research project conducts a survey study on citizens’ views and priorities over SDGs and indicators in several countries including Japan, US, Thailand and Indonesia. The purpose of this study is to understand the issues and the area of citizens’ concerns and priorities over SDG indicators and goals.