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Research Centre Shonan Fujisawa

About the Research Centre

The Research Centre Shonan Fujisawa at Keio University was launched in August 2015. It is the successor of the Earth System Governance Research Centre Tokyo established 2009 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. As a part of the global alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres, through the global network and by cooperating with research centres in other countries, the Shonan Fujisawa centre will in particular emphasize transdisciplinary research and contribute to a broad debate about national implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Center is hosted by xSDG Laboratory at Keio SFC Research Institute. Read more about the Research Centre Shonan Fujisawa.

Recent publications

Building Capabilities for Earth System Governance

This Element develops a new Strategic Capabilities Framework for studying and steering complex socio-ecological systems. It is driven by the…

Trade and the Environment: Drivers and Effects of Environmental Provisions in Trade Agreements

The mushrooming of trade agreements and their interlinkages with environmental governance calls for new research on the trade and environment…

The Politics of Deep Time

Human societies increasingly interact with processes on a geological or even cosmic timescale. Despite this recognition, we still lack a…

A Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19?: Government Investment in the Energy Transition during the Pandemic

Stimulus spending to address the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to either facilitate the…