This SGDs Platform introduces the latest trends of individual countries relating to SDGs, including research activities of the Kanie Lab at Keio University, relating to The 2030 Agenda.

Kanie Lab - Collaboration

The Kanie Lab at Keio University is engaged in research activities on The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the focus of "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 to build on the Millennium Development Goals.

Based on these SDGs, countries are expected to establish national targets in consideration of each country's national conditions and priorities. National information is then shared with others after "follow-up and review processes." It will be important to share lessons learned and best practices relating to policy options and the development of frameworks from implementation of the MDGs and realization of sustainable society, and to take action to achieve the SDGs while benefiting from mutual learning.

This SDGs Platform compiles and introduces activities of the Kanie Lab, trends in Japan, and information on various countries' efforts to implement the SDGs. Currently, the Kanie Lab is engaged in research activities described below, in collaboration with various organizations.

1. SDSN
2. Future Earth
3. Olympics, Paralympics and the SDGs
4. OPEN2030
5. SCP (Sustainable Consumption and Production) governance from the SDGs perspective
6. xSDG Laboratory
7. Other activities of Kanie Lab

(For reference…)

About The 2030 Agenda
The document "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the core of this agenda.

The SDGs are international goals built on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were established in 2001. The MDGs had a deadline of 2015, and consisted of 8 goals including poverty eradication and 21 targets, as well as indicators to measure progress. During the fifteen years from 2001 to 2015, the world situation changed significantly in terms of environmental, social and other issues, and it was necessary to respond to them. The SDGs emerged from the need for responses.

The SDGs have a deadline of 2030, and include 169 targets and indicators for the 17 goals, which include development-related goals for poverty and health, as well as reduction of inequalities, access to energy, action on climate change, protection of ecosystems, sustainable consumption and production, and more. Based on the SDGs established by the United Nations, countries are expected to establish their own national targets in consideration of their own national conditions and priorities. The 2030 Agenda, including the SDGs, cannot be achieved without the partnership of governments, civil society, the public sector, United Nations and other stakeholders. While building strong partnerships, it is also important to mobilize knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources.

- What are the 17 goals and 169 targets and indicators of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
SDGs 17 goals
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
* Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

1. SDSN

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is a global network established in 2012 by Ban Ki-moon, then-UN Secretary General. Through collaboration with a variety of bodies including research institutions, universities, corporations, and citizens' groups, the SDSN aims to address economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world, search for approaches to realize sustainable development, and share these at the global level.

In Japan, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Japan (SDSN Japan) was established in July 2015 to solve national challenges in achieving sustainable development. Currently, it actively makes proposals to the Japanese government about how the SDGs can be promoted in Japan, while regularly conducting workshops and symposiums.

Besides that, a variety of initiatives and partnerships are being developed around the world for implementation of the SDGs. The United Nations promotes the registration of these types of partnerships and shares information about them. At present, over 2,100 partnerships have been registered for the 17 goals.

The Kanie Lab has been a member of the Board of the Directors of SDSN Japan since it was first launched.

2. Future Earth

Future Earth is a new international collaborative research platform that aims to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world. Future Earth provides knowledge and support for connecting international research projects and sustainable development research such as the Earth Systems Governance Project, and collaborates with the scientific community, policy makers, corporations, and civil society including NGOs.

Future Earth is also currently active in a network known as Knowledge-Action Networks(KANs ), which has eight themes (SDGs, the water-energy-food nexus, health, urban, natural assets, transformations (to sustainable development), oceans, and finance/economics). KANs exchange research and information through trans- and inter-disciplinary initiatives with a variety of stakeholders, in collaboration with academia, researchers, governments, corporations, and NGOs, etc.

Future Earth has Global Hubs in five countries around the world (Canada , Germany, Japan, Sweden, United States). The hub in Japan is located at the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), in The University of Tokyo. In addition, there are Regional Centers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East/North Africa, and Latin America. The Asian Regional Hub is at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN).

Prof. Kanie is currently active in KANs-SDGs.

3. Olympics, Paralympics and the SDGs

4. OPEN2030 Project

The OPEN 2030 Projectis a Japanese initiative aimed at promoting the SDGs, particularly among corporations. With a focus on Goal 12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns), this means pursuing standards for "21st-century corporations" that balance both corporate activity and social value.

The project is engaged in activities to provide project assistance for 21st-century corporations to achieve both economic returns and social impacts, to develop next-generation leaders, and to develop "default standards" for SDGs goals, targets, and indicators, by working with corporations, academia, NGOs, governments, and social entrepreneurs, etc.

Prof. Kanie was the chair of the executive committee and contributed to the launch of the project in September 2015.

5. SCP governance from the SDGs perspective

This project (S-16-4) has been implemented since 2016 with funding from the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund (ERTDF), the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, on the following two themes.

1. Global governance for the SDGs implementation

Regarding global governance for implementation of the SDGs, this project makes policy proposals to effectively promote goals related to sustainable consumption and production (SCP), with a focus on collaboration among stakeholders, including science-policy interactions related to SDGs implementation at the United Nations, regional, and national level.

2. International comparison of formulation and implementation of SDGs focusing on sustainable consumption and production at national (including Japan), Asian regional, and other levels

The project conducts research into economic, social and environmental dimensions for national implementation of the SDGs, with a focus on SCP, and into topics and stakeholder interest in policies and governance required to address integrated themes.

Prof. Kanie is team leader in the project (S-16-4).

6. xSDG Laboratory

These SDGs were established to transform our world to a sustainable global society under the pledge that "no one will be left behind". One of the characteristics of SDGs is universality, and efforts from every country and major entity are expected regardless of being a developed country or a developing country. For example, correlating SDGs with various activities around the world (such as efforts conducted by private corporations & local governments, consumption & investment activities, IoT, etc.) has the potential to realize truly sustainable growth. The xSDG Laboratory aims to conduct transdisciplinary research and utilize SDGs as an approach to resolve issues in diversified and complicated societies, and actively publicize results through publications, websites, etc.

7. Other activities of Kanie Lab

Campus SDGs Project

This project promotes student awareness about the SDGs, so that individuals and the local campus community have the needed awareness and knowledge and take action on global issues. As a first step, 2,500 stickers displaying the SDGs logos and explanations were affixed all over campus. The project is also studying how awareness of the SDGs changes before and after displaying the stickers.

SDGs stickers are affixed to places that are relevant for the SDGs goals and targets (cafeteria, toilets, etc.), and places where people gather (classrooms, cafeterias, etc.).

Future Earth is a new international collaborative research platform that aims to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world. Future Earth provides knowledge and support for connecting international research projects and sustainable development research such as the Earth Systems Governance Project, and collaborates with the scientific community, policy makers, corporations, and civil society including NGOs.

Future Earth is also currently active in a network known as Knowledge-Action Networks(KANs ), which has eight themes (SDGs, the water-energy-food nexus, health, urban, natural assets, transformations (to sustainable development), oceans, and finance/economics). KANs exchange research and information through trans- and inter-disciplinary initiatives with a variety of stakeholders, in collaboration with academia, researchers, governments, corporations, and NGOs, etc.

Future Earth has Global Hubs in five countries around the world (Canada , Germany, Japan, Sweden, United States). The hub in Japan is located at the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), in The University of Tokyo. In addition, there are Regional Centers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East/North Africa, and Latin America. The Asian Regional Hub is at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN).

SDGs Events

June 13, 2017, 0:15-1:30 pm, [Lunchtime Lecture] SDGs Transforming Our World: A New Approach to Global Issues , Lecture Hall, International House of Japan (Lecturer: Kanie Norichika)

Outputs

2015

 

S-11 "Project on Sustainability Transformation beyond 2015 " (Post2015 Project), a research project implemented from 2013 to 2015 with funding from the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund (ERTDF), the Ministry of the Environment, Japan

 

Report comparing Japan's issues and SDGs issues, to promote the SDGs in Japan

 

Integrated database that compiles proposals and research relating to goals/targets/indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

Tools that help visually and clearly display the overall SDGs, plus the relationships between goals and targets, areas that are interrelated, and areas that are important but not yet associated with the SDGs.

2016

Papers

1. Robert Lindner, Norichika Kanie, Mari Kosaka, Maki Koga, Yui Nakagawa, Steven Bernstein, Pam Chasek and Ruben Zondervan, “Building Blocks for the Institutional Architecture of the SDGs Science-Policy Interface (Workshop, 19-20 June 2015, New York)”, POST2015/UNU-IAS Conference Report, July 2016

2. Ingrid Boas, Frank Biermann, Norichika Kanie, “Cross-sectoral strategies in global sustainability governance: towards a nexus approach”, International Environmental Agreements: Politics and Economics, 29 April 2016, DOI:10.1007/s10784-016-9321-1

3. Casey Stevens, Norichika Kanie, “The transformative potential of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 13 April 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s10784-016-9324-y

Presentations

1. Norichika Kanie “Higher Education and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” Keynote Speech at the ‘ProSPER.Net Forum: Higher Education and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’, Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall, UNU, Tokyo, Japan, 10 July 2016

2. Norichika Kanie “Science needs in the context of tough choices in implementing the new SDG framework”, Panellist ‘Socio-economic & biophysical dynamics of the humanity-nature nexus’, Keynote Speech ’ How to establish a foresight mechanism in co-design between science and policy (challenges & good practice examples)?' Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Italy, 19 - 20 April 2016

Publications

Media

Faculty Members

Norichika Kanie

Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies

Mari Kosaka

Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Mitsuru Kawamoto

Project Research Associate, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Koji Sasaki

Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC

Student Members

Doctor

MAHADI ALIZAN


Master

MEGUMI WADA

JINJIEWEI

KATO AKIKO


Fourth Year

TAKANORI TSUCHIYA

KARIN ITO

HITOMI SHIMIZU

MASATO TSUJII

KAREN NAKAMARU

SHO YOSHIKAWA

YUTO SHUDO

TOMOYA ISHIZAKI

TOSHIO IWATA

KEN KAIHARA

MAO KATO

RYOHEI KAMBARA

YUTA KURAHASHI

YUKI TANAKA


Third Year

MAHO HAYASHI

AYUMI KUKITA

ASANOSHIN KOJIMA

KENGO HAYASHI

KATSUYUKI MURATA

MARI MURATA

HIROKI WATANABE

ITARU YAMAZAKI

SHIHO SHIGEMASHI

SAKI SHIMANE

ATSUKI TAKADA

NAOSHI NISHIKAWA

KAZUMA HASHIMOTO

YUJI MISHIMA


Second Year

REO ANDO

RYOICHI UMEKI

YINGJIA XU

SAYAKO HIGASHI

ERIKA HORIGUCHI

KAZUYA IIJIMA

HIROKI SATO

KEITA TAKAHASHI

Past News

8-May-2018
"SDGs NOW! 17 Goals to Transform Our World" (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan), to be delivered.
Twitter about SDGs by Global Issues Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of JAPAN.

30-March-2018
Moderator, ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2018, SIDE EVENT: Empowering scientists in the Asia-Pacific region to support the SDGs, Organized by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE CENTRE, BANGKOK, THAILAND, 29 March 2018

6-December-2017
SDGs ga Chikyu to Ningen ni Motarasu Henkaku”, Keynote Speech at the Women’s Empowerment in Fashion Symposium Vol. 11, Organized by Women’s Empowerment in Fashion (Project WEF) Foundation, Tokyo Women’s Plaza B1 Hall, 12 December 2017

10-November-2017
The Next Generation Leaders’ Summit “No one will be left behind”, Organized by Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha (Nishi-Hongwanji) to be held on 8 November 2017 in Tsukiji Hongwanji, Tokyo. (Speaker and Panelist: Pro. Kanie)

4-October-2017
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Stakeholders Meeting Vol.4, to be held on 13 October 2017 in Kaiun Club, Tokyo.

26-September-2017
The role of academic sector to attain the SDGs (co-authored), Science Council of Japan, September 2017

21-September-2017
Highlighting JAPAN, Private Sector Drives Japan’s SDGs, SDGs: Challenges and Opportunities, Vol. 112, September 2017

15-September-2017
“SDGs for transformation”, Keynote Speech at Field tour: SDGs implementation, to be held on 15 September, 2017 in Shimokawa-cho, Hokkaido (Speaker: Prof. Kanie).

15-September-2017
“SDGs implementation in Toyooka City”, Keynote Speech at the Symposium, to be held on 9 September, 2017 at Toyooka City Council, Hyogo (Speaker: Prof. Kanie).

8-September-2017
"Report of Synlink SDGs Workshop -Research and Action Framework for Synergistic Scientific and Institutional Linkages between the SDGs Targets, March 5th-7th, 2017, New York, USA" is released.

22-August-2017
Think the Earth started "SDGs for School" Project.

4-August-2017
SDGs and transformative pathways, Part1” Features of the SDGs, Takeda Seminar, Organized by The Takeda Foundation, Dream Institute, Tokyo, 12 September, 2017

28-July-2017
SDGs and business: from academic point of view”, Promotion of the SDGs and ESG investment: integration of business management and problem-solving towards sustainable society, Organized by OPEN 2030 PROJECT/Network for Policy Analysis, FUKOKU SEIMEI BLDG., Tokyo, 5 August 2017 (Speaker: Prof. Kanie).

21-July-2017
TBS Radio “Ogiue Chiki’s Session-22”, Japan pledged USD 1 billion, ‘What are SDGs?’, Appearance by phone interview on 19 July 2017.

14-July-2017
Session3: Community-based Research in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “Development of a Framework for the Local Implementation of the SDGs”, University and the Power of Data Science for a Sustainable Society to be held on 6 July, 2017 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. (Speaker: Prof. Kanie)

15-June-2017
The Symposium –Sekai ga Akogareru Sapporo wo Mezashite, organized by City of Sapporo, Ministry of the Environment, Hokkaido University and Environmental Partnership Office Hokkaido to be held on June 16, 2017, at Akira Suzuki Memorial Hall, Hokkaido Sapporo. Prof. Kanie will speak about “SDGs no Igi to Chiiki Kigyou nadoniyoru Katsuyou no Kanousei” as Keynote Speech.

15-June-2017
The Lunchtime Lecture "SDGs Transforming Our World: A New Approach to Global Issues” to be held on 13 June, 2017 at International House of Japan, Tokyo. (Lecturer: Prof. Kanie)

7-June-2017
SDGs Dialog 2017 (Yahoo! JAPAN!) - What can Yahoo! do for implementation of the SDGs by 2030 -, 31 May, 2017

26-May-2017
Gender Summit 10 Asia-Pacific "Better Science and Innovation through Gender, Diversity and Inclusive Engagement" to be held on 25-26 May, 2017, at Hitotsubashi Hall, Tokyo. Prof. Kanie spoke about "Mapping gender equality relations in and among SDGs".

26-May-2017
ECO Tourism Vol.19 No.3 “Sustainable Tourism”, pp.4-5, Japan Ecotourism Society, 31 March, 2017

9-May-2017
Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation (Earth System Governance) ,The MIT Press has published on May, 2017.

24-April-2017
Campus SDGs Project to be introduced in Keio University Global Page FB.

16-Mar-2017
SynLink SDGs Workshop -Research and Action Framework for Synergistic Scientific and Institutional Linkages between the SDG Targets- to be co-supported by S-16 on 5-7 March, 2017 at Glen Cove Mansion, NY.

2-Mar-2017
[Lunchtime Lecture]“ SDGs Transforming Our World: A New Approach to Global Issues” to be held on 13 June, 2017 at International House of Japan, Tokyo.

2-Mar-2017
Future Earth Kick-off Workshop - Designing Future Earth activities in Chiba University from the perspectives of Food, health, and environment- to be held on 2 March 2017 at Chiba University.

7-Feb-2017
Future Earth and the Stockholm Resilience Centre are launching a call for Sustainable Development Goal Labs (SDG Labs) in advance of the Resilience 2017 conference and International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS), which will be held back to back in Stockholm 21-26 August.

31-Jan-2017
The Asahi Shimbun started the SDGs Campaign. The Asahi Shimbun DIGITAL article: "To think about SDGs with Ms. Hiroko Kuniya "

12-Jan-2017
On 13-Jan-2017 Prof. Kanie to speak at the First CPV Global College (CPV=Creating Planetary Value). Event title: "Paris Agreement, the SDGs, and ESG: Rules of the Game Are Changing." Venue: Otemon Tower - JX Building.

27-Dec-2016
On 22-Dec-2016, Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs organizes a joint press conference at Japan National Press Club, timed with formulation of "implementation guidelines for SDGs" by SDGs Promotion Headquarters. (Relate article: Dime website)

20-Dec-2016
In Dec 2016, "The Contribution of Science in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals" is published as a report of conference on "Measuring Sustainable Development: How Can Science Contribute to Realizing the SDGs?" (German House and UN Headquarters, New York, 23-24 April 2015) conference (Prof. Kanie attended as panelist). Report covers SDGs international conferences organized by German Research Foundation DFG in 2015 and 2016.

20-Dec-2016
On 21-Dec-2016, Prof. Kanie speaks at "FY2016 Media Roundtable: STI for SDGs (Contribution of Science and Technology Information to the SDGs) Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo Headquarters.

18-Oct-2016
The Campus SDGs Projects promotes student awareness about the SDGs. As a first step, the stickers displaying the SDGs logos and explanations are affixed all over campus from 18 October to 8 Novermber 2016.

1-Sep-2016
Prof. Kanie attended the FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING "Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking: Strategies for Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals" in Carnegie Corporation of NEW YORK from 16-17 August 2016.

19-July-2016
Sideevent: HLPF Side Event on The Role of the Science–Policy Interface for the National Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

     
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