Climate Neutral Sustainable Societies
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ABOUTWhat is LCS-RNet?
The Strategic Research Network for Leveraging Climate Neutral Sustainable Societies (LCS-RNet) is a network of researchers and research institutions closely involved in national climate policies. LCS-RNet was established from a Japanese proposal at the 2008 G8 Environment Ministers’ Meeting. (In 2021, the network was renamed from its original name, the International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies).
The network is led by research institutes from five countries (Japan, Germany, France, Italy and the UK) and has contributed to international policy processes by sharing and disseminating research results, providing feedback to national policy processes, and supporting efforts by various actors to realise a climate-neutral society.
LCS-RNet 13th Annual Meeting – New Scientific Challenges for Strengthening Actions Based on IPCC AR6
On 15-16 December 2022, the Leveraging a Climate-neutral Society – Strategic Research Network (LCS-RNet) organised its 13th annual meeting, inviting several prominent experts and researchers involv...
LCS-RNet 12th Annual Meeting – Accelerating Actions for Leveraging a Climate-Neutral, Sustainable Society
On 15-16 December 2021, the Leveraging a Climate-neutral Society – Strategic Research Network (LCS-RNet) organised its 12th annual meeting, inviting prominent researchers including Prof. Jim Skea, ...
[ISAP2020 TT-13] The Pathway Towards Decarbonisation—Message from Scientists Towards Green Recovery
The spread of COVID-19 and extreme weather, such as heavy rainfall, are greatly impacting economic activities and daily lives. Worse yet, if temperatures continue to rise, more infectious diseases ...
What is important is that there are no losers.
Kejun Jiang, Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 2, IPCC Special Report on 1.5℃ Interview Date: November 5, 2018 / Location: National Institute for Environmental Studies
Innovation beyond existing technologies and business models is essential
Joyashree Roy, Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 5, IPCC Special Report on 1.5℃ Interview Date: December 5, 2018 / Location: venue of COP24 (Katowice, Poland)
Financial policy promoting low-carbon investment is key
Jean-Charles Hourcade, Lead Author of Chapter 4, IPCC Special Report on 1.5℃ Interview Date: 18 October 2018/ Location: Etudes (14 Rue d’Assas) (Paris, France)
- International research center on environment and development (CIRED)*
- Académie des Technologies / Academy of Technologies
- French Environment and Energy Management Agency / Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Énergie (ADEME)
- Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations / Iinstitut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
* LCS-RNet Steering Group Member Institutes