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Greetings from Ryutaro Ohtsuka, President, Association of International Research Initiatives for Environmental Studies

   The environment has been deteriorating at a global scale as problems such as global warming, loss of biodiversity and resource depletion progress. The effects are beginning to be seen on system homeostasis at the global level. Extreme meteorological phenomena occur frequently in all parts of the world, affecting human health and economies. As the IPCC has indicated, there is a high likelihood that this is the result rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement signed at the COP21 conference in December 2015 charts a clear course toward decarbonization. We have reached a stage where a fundamental review of the relationships between humans and the environment should be undertaken.

   To put a halt to environmental deterioration, efforts are called for to pinpoint the causes and gain a rigorous understanding of the various phenomena occurring on our planet and, with that overview, to implement countermeasures that respect the precautionary principle and concept of adaptable management. For that reason, collaboration will become increasingly important among different fields of research, between advanced and developing countries, and also between the community of researchers and diverse stakeholders.

   The Association of International Research Initiatives for Environmental Studies is addressing these needs. By promoting environmental research and technology development and the exchange of information and international networking among researchers and technicians in industry, government and academia as well as policymakers and a wide range of citizens, our activities contribute to the resolution of these environmental problems.  

English-language Academic Journal

Global Environmental Research

   Global Environmental Research is an English-language academic journal edited and published by the Association of International Research Initiatives for Environmental Studies (AIRIES). It is published biannually with the purpose of widely disseminating outstanding research on the global environment. In addition to the English-language journal, a Japanese-language journal, Chikyu Kankyo, is also published biannually for distribution within Japan.

   The content includes reviews, original papers and commentaries among others. Reviews present research results on selected topics, and commentaries introduce research projects or results presented at meetings. The editorial board selects appropriate writers for reviews, based on the particular content of the issue. Research funded under the Environmental Research Fund of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, is given priority, but a broad range of other research is also acceptable if it has appropriate content. Submissions of commentaries are welcomed firstly from AIRIES members, but also from researchers in any field of global environmental research. Decisions on publication will be made after reading the manuscripts received.

The latest Issue

On March 31st, 2017, We published GER vol.20 no.1&2 "Radioactive Environmental Pollution from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident and Measures towards Recovery -- Advances in Environmental Research--".  

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For prospective contributors (Call for Papers)

   The Guidelines for Manuscripts can be downloaded below. Please refer to them when preparing your manuscript for submission.

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   A Global Environmental Research template can be downloaded below for reference on how the printed version will look. Please use it for confirmation.

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Back Numbers

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of Issue
TitleResponsible Editor
2015Vol.19 No.2Transformation towards Sustainability under the Sustainable Development Goals   
Norichika KANIE
 Vol.19 No.1Sustainable Use of Phosphorus in AsiaHisao OHTAKE
 2014Vol.18 No.2Trends and Directions of Land Change Sciences towards Regional and Global Sustainability Teiji WATANABE
 Vol.18 No.1Impacts of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on Human Life and EcosystemHiroyoshi HIGUCHI
2013Vol.17 No.2Key Studies on Tropical Mangrove EcosystemsTomomi INOUE
 Vol.17 No.1Pathways towards Low-Carbon Societies in AsiaMikiko KAINUMA
2012Vol.16 No.2Ecosystem Services Assessment of the Satoyama and Satoumi for a Nature-Harmonious SocietyMasataka WATANABE
 Vol.16 No.1Studies on the Recent Glacial Fluctuations, Glacial Lakes and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in South Asian MountainsTeiji WATANABE
2011Vol.15 No.2Precipitation Products : Development and Application to Climate Change StudiesAkiyo YATAGAI
 Vol.15 No.1Biomass Burning and Its Impacts on Earth's EnvironmentHaruo TSURUTA,
2010Vol.14 No.2Education for Sustainable Development: Promises and ChallengesFrans LENGLET,
Zinaida FADEEVA,
 Vol.14 No.1Desertification Control and Restoration of Ecosystem Services in Northeast AsiaToshiya OKURO
2009Vol.13 No.2Wind Disaster Risk and Global Environment ChangeYukio TAMURA,
Masatoshi YOSHINO
 Vol.13 No.1New Horizons in Global Environmental Research : Biometeorological AspectsMasami IRIKI
2008Vol.12 No.2Ecotourism and Global ChangeMasatoshi YOSHINO
 Vol.12 No.1Emerging Threats Posed by Infectious Diseases Transmitted from WildlifeAkio YAMADA,
Hiroyoshi HIGUCHI
2007Vol.11 No.2Principles and Practice of Ecological Restoration -the Case of Eurasian WetlandsIzumi WASHITANI
 Vol.11 No.1Weather Forecasting for Health and SocietyMasatoshi YOSHINO
2006Vol.10 No.2Global Warming and Its ImpactsHideo HARASAWA
 Vol.10 No.1Mountain Environments and Human ActivitiesTeiji WATANABE
2005Vol.9 No.2Conservation and Management of Living Marine ResourcesHiroyuki MATSUDA
 Vol.9 No.1II. Studies on Impact of ClimateChange Related to APN
Masatoshi YOSHINO
  Vol.9 No.1I. Sustainable Land Management of Atoll IslandsHajime KAYANNE
2004Vol.8 No.2Invasive Alien Species Problems in Japan: Present Status and Countermeasures IIIzumi WASHITANI
 Vol.8 No.1Invasive Alien Species Problems in Japan: Present Status and Countermeasures IIzumi WASHITANI
2003Vol.7 No.2Conflict between Crows and Humans in Urban AreasHiroyoshi HIGUCHI
 Vol.7 No.1Biological Uniqueness and Conservation of Island EcosystemsNaoki KACHI
2002Vol.6 No.2Volcanic Ashes and Their SoilsSatoshi MATSUMOTO
 Vol.6 No.1Global Warming and Sustainable Use of Mountain Resources in AsiaTeiji WATANABE
2001Vol.5 No.2Traditional Sustainable Ecosystem‘SATOYAMA’and Biodiversity Crisis in JapanIzumi WASHITANI
 Vol.5 No.1Progress in Human Dimension Research of Global Change in AsiaSyuzo NISHIOKA
2000Vol.4 No.2Ecology and Conservation of Migratory BirdsHiroyoshi HIGUCHI
 Vol.4 No.1Acid RainKenichi SATAKE
1999Vol.3 No.2Rice Production in Monsoon AsiaMasatoshi YOSHINO
 Vol.3 No.1Recent Conter-measure for DesertificationSatoshi MATSUMOTO
1998Vol.2 No.2Global Environmental change and Human HealthMasami IRIKI
 Vol.2 No.1IGAC Activities in JapanHajime AKIMOTO
IGBP Activities and Results in JapanHajime KAYANNE