Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Climate Change Adaptation Plan

The Japanese government’s climate change adaptation policy governing land use, urban development, transportation, housing, and construction outlines the overarching principles of adaptation. These include dealing with uncertainty, considering future risk, considering hard and soft adaptation measures, mainstreaming climate change in business planning, considering green solutions, and considering local and regional contexts. It also outlines the current and future measures the government plans to take to adapt to climate change, including:

  • Strengthening flood defenses
  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Improving disaster response and recovery in local communities
  • Improving monitoring and forecasting of disasters
  • Release more accessible information about climate-related disasters to the public
  • Encouraging the use of disaster-resilient construction techniques
  • Promoting land use practices that increase resilience
  • Promoting sustainable water use practices
  • Continuing to support research into climate change impacts
  • Increasing green spaces
  • Promoting energy efficiency in urban areas.

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