2019 FY

"Japan’s SDGs White Paper 2019" (editor: xSDG Laboratory, Keio Research Institute at SFC,Issue: Impress R & D) has been issued.

The meeting about SDGs promotion by Japanese stakeholders (Date: September 6, 2019, Location: United Nations University (Shibuya), supported by the xSDG Laboratory) submitted the proposal to Japanese government.
Nippon Television Network Corporation NEWS24(2019/9/9 21:25)

Norichika Kanie, David Griggs, Oran Young, Steve Waddell, Paul Shrivastava, Peter M. Haas, Wendy Broadgate, "Rules to goals: emergence of new governance strategies for sustainable development", Sustainability Science, 6 September 2019, DOI:10.1007/s11625-019-00729-1

Mr.Masaaki Kanai who is the Chairman and Representative Director of Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd., Norichika Kanie and Hiroko Kuniya had the dialogue. (presented by the collaborative research with the Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd. “Creating strategic model for attaining the SDGs towards “A Pleasant Kind of Society 感じの良い社会””)

2018 FY

Collaborative research with xSDG Laboratory and Toyooka city “Emprical study on public local policies: With a particular attention to the Issues on Gender Equality in Tokyooka City (focus on the gender challenges in Toyooka City)” (2018)

2017 FY and before


Norichika Kanie, Frank Biermann eds. (2017) Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation (Earth System Governance), Cambridge, MA, MIT Press


Norichika Kanie ed. (2017) What are the Sustainable Development Goals? The Agenda for Innovative Changes towards 2030, Kyoto, Minerva Shobo
The book is a general introductory book, the first of its kind in Japan, which looks at the SDGs, which were adopted at the UN Assembly in 2015 to replace the MDGs, in ensuring a sustainable world in 2030


S-11 Project On Sustainability Transformation beyond 2015 (POST 2015 project)
With support from the Ministry of the Environment, Japan’s Environment Research and Technology Development Fund, the project was carried out through 2013-2015 FYs


S-11 POST 2015 Project (2016) Prescriptions for effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Japan
A report on how to advance the implementation of the SDGs in Japan, looking at the challenges Japan faces and the relevant SDGs


SDG target database for POST2015 agenda
A general database that includes existing discussions and related research, etc., on targets and indicators related to the SDGs


SDGs Policy Builder
A visual toolkit for looking at the general picture of the SDGs, and the relationships between the goals and targets, which then can help in seeing the areas that are interconnected within the SDGs, and also ones that are important but not yet interlinked

Robert Lindner, Norichika Kanie, Mari Kosaka, Maki Koga, Yui Nakagawa, Steven Bernstein, Pam Chasek and Ruben Zondervan (eds.) (2016) Building Blocks for the Institutional Architecture of the SDGs Science-Policy Interface, POST 2015/UNU-IAS Conference Report. Tokyo: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

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

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