Japanese National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

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Organization Overview

"The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), as a leading institution for environmental research both domestically and overseas, is continuing to emphasize integrated, interdisciplinary research and contributions to policymaking. In order to fulfill these functions, NIES is fostering issue-driven research on technologies and systems and their implementation in society."

The program focuses on the following 10 programs:

  1. Climate Change Research
  2. Sustainable Materials Cycles
  3. Risk Assessment and Control of Environmental Chemicals
  4. East Asian Environmental Research
  5. Biodiversity Research
  6. Basin Ecosystems Functions
  7. Eco-city Systems
  8. Environmental Health for Children and Future Generations
  9. Sustainable Social Systems and Policy
  10. Advanced Environmental Measurement and Analysis