Building Climate Change Governance through Multistakeholder Cooperation: The Case of Low-Carbon Hydrogen Projects

Welcome to the website of the research project “Building Climate Change Governance through Multistakeholder Cooperation: The Case of Low-Carbon Hydrogen Projects”. This project is supported by the Topic-Setting Program to Advance Cutting-Edge Humanities and Social Sciences Research: Co-Creation of Academic Knowledge, JSPS.

What's New

testdummy2

Social Licence to Operate in Investment Disputes: Suggestions for Energy Transition

Tomoko Ishikawa presented "Social Licence to Operate in Investment Disputes: Suggestions for Energy Transition" at the The Japanese Association of World Law 2024 Annual Research Conference (Nagoya, Japan).


More information

Symposium photo

International Symposium

In collaboration with the Institute of Innovation for Future Society (Nagoya University), an international symposium entitled "On the Road to Net Zero: Technical and Social Issues of Clean Hydrogen" was held at the Nagoya University Noyori Conference Hall and online, attracting nearly 200 participants.


More information

testdummy6

Tomoko Ishikawa gave a presentation at UNCITRAL

Tomoko Ishikawa presented "The 'UNFCCC' Model as a model for the Multilateral Instrument on ISDS Reform" at the 7th intersessional meeting of UNCITRAL Working Group III (Palais d'Egmont, Brussels).


More information

testdummy1

Rajesh Sharma gave a guest lecture at Dharmashastra National Law University, India.

Rajesh Sharma gave a guest lecture "WTO MC-13: From Doha to Abu Dhabi: 23 Years and Still Far Away From Destination" on the issues related to the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC-13), including hydrogen trade, at Dharmashastra National Law University, India.

About this project

Our interdisciplinary research examines the challenges in and proposes different ways of building effective and sustainable climate change governance for low-carbon hydrogen projects based on inclusive cooperation among diverse stakeholders.

Positing that disagreements between diverse actors have hindered effective climate change mitigation measures, our multidisciplinary study aims to propose ways to overcome division and fragmentation in climate change governance. Focusing on low-carbon hydrogen projects, we present ways of building effective and sustainable climate change governance through multi-stakeholder cooperation. In this study, experts from law, political science, economics, business administration, and chemical engineering collaborate in investigating climate change governance from the following five perspectives:

  1. Climate Change and International Politics;

  2. Climate Change and Trade;

  3. Corporate Climate Responsibility and Civil Society;

  4. Climate Change and Corporate Management;

  5. Climate-change-related Technologies and CC(U)S.

members

We aim to propose a comprehensive institutional design that fosters inclusive cooperation between various stakeholders such as states, business, NGO‘s, citizens, and experts, focusing on low-carbon hydrogen projects. This design encompasses the issues of low-carbon hydrogen certification standards, trade and technology transfer rules, codes of conduct for countries and companies, models for shared value creation, and the international standardization of technology.

Research Objectives

Project Office

Room 109, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 464-8602, JAPAN

email : h2governance@gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp