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  • Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University KU GSGES
    Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
    606-8501 Kyoto
    Japan

    Phone: +81 757539167
    Fax: +81 757539187
    Website: http://www.ges.kyoto-u.ac.jp/english/index.html

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Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University (KU GSGES)

Academic & Scientific

http://www.ges.kyoto-u.ac.jp/english/index.html

The Graduate School has established a research body called the 'Hall of Global Environmental Research', an educational body called the 'School of Global Environmental Studies', and a supporting body for education and research called the 'Grove of Universal Learning'.

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Mission

The Graduate School has established a research body called the 'Hall of Global Environmental Research', an educational body called the 'School of Global Environmental Studies', and a supporting body for education and research called the 'Grove of Universal Learning'.

Disaster Reduction Goal

The focus of IEDM research field is to learn the lessons from the field experiences through effective environment and disaster related project management. The goal of Environment and Disaster Management is the safety and sustainability of human lives. Safety is related to avoiding death and injuries to human lives during a disaster. Sustainability is related to livelihood, socio-economic, cultural, environmental and psychological aspects. There are three research pillars:
- Climate change adaptation
- Disaster risk reduction
- Environment and disaster education
There are other cross-cutting themes related to these three key themes.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

Education and Research program in the field of environment and disaster management [master and doctorate programs]

Membership in Key Networks

Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Management [AUEDM] as coordinator

Asia Regional Task Force on Urban Risk Reduction

Asia Regional Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction Education

Asia Regional Working Group on Environment and Disaster Management

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

Policy support in local and national level

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

Risk assessment tool development for hydro-metereological disasters

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

Education and training programs in higher education

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

Climate risk analysis and adaptation programs

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Rajib Shaw, Associate Professor

Websites

http://www.ges.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
http://www.iedm.ges.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

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