Publication year: 2014
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This book offers an optimistic view of the future and provides a road map for societies to get there. Drawing upon extensive research and many years as a thought leader in environmental and sustainability issues in Japan and internationally, Hiroshi Komiyama analyzes the most pressing challenges to the attainment of sustainability of economically advanced nations and argues forcefully for Japan to lead them out of the present dilemma through active promotion of creative consumer and societal demand. He shows how an active industry–government–academic partnership can provide the environment needed to promote such new creative demand and illustrates its potential through presentation of a Platinum Society Network that was launched on a regional basis in Japan in 2010 to facilitate the solution of common issues through the exchange of information and ideas.
Subject: Earth and Environmental Science, Sustainable Development, Energy Policy, Economics and Management, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change Management and Policy, Renewable and Green Energy, Environmental Engineering, Biotechnology, Consumer demand, Platinum society, Sustainability, Technological innovation, Climate change management