Coastal communities and changing environments: case studies from Asia-Pacific

On the coast, local environmental problems meet with national-level political goals and international ideas of economy, trade and development in very apparent ways. The coasts and seas have significant potential to solve some of the big problems we face globally, by acting as sites for renewable energy, new international industries or even sustaining our own… Read More Coastal communities and changing environments: case studies from Asia-Pacific

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Explainer: Fukushima Dai’ichi and water releases – science and society

Note: this post was originally published in October 2020, as plans to release treated water progressed towards approval. The explainer was updated in April 2021 to reflect the confirmation of the Japanese Government’s decision to release the treated water. I will continue to add more information as and when it becomes available. The purpose of… Read More Explainer: Fukushima Dai’ichi and water releases – science and society

Visit to Soma and Odaka plus workshop – September 2019

We chose late September for the Japan workshop of our project ‘Building Resilience to Environmental Change in Marginalised Coastal Communities’, supported by the ESRC-AHRC UK-Japan Social Sciences and Humanities Connections fund. Along with myself as Principal Investigator, my RGU colleagues Dr Leon Moller of the Law School and Yi-Chen Huang of the School of Applied… Read More Visit to Soma and Odaka plus workshop – September 2019