Hiroyuki Kano

Hiroyuki Kano is a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a PhD student at Osaka University (Japan). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Hosei University and a Master's degree in Human Science from Osaka University. His research interests lie in ethical, legal, and social issues of science and technology. 

Dates of Visit:  13 September 2017 – 12 March 2018

Project Title:  A Philosophical Study of Uncertainty for Climate Governance

Project Description:  Hiroyuki’s research focuses on the strategy for assessment and management of climate risk. His objectives are to identify the fundamental perils and to delineate the roles of experts, policy makers and the public in these practices. His research consists of three sub-projects. The first step conducts a detailed analysis of the debates concerning the climate governance and a reconstruction of the arguments about uncertainties involved. The second step examines the nature of each uncertainty with a particular focus on epistemological and axiological perspectives and then elucidates how to frame as decision problems in the policy process. The third step investigates a framework for the science-policy interface and its implications for establishing a climate governance scheme.