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Sustainability and Resilience
Research focus since October 2022
Head of research group: Markus Heckel
Sustainability and resilience lie at the heart of any long-term strategy. Whereas sustainability is concerned with the intertemporal allocation of scarce resources, resilience focuses on the ability to cope with adverse events.
Projects in this research cluster include analyses of developments and events that put sustainability and resilience in Japan at risk, such as fiscal debt, ageing and population decline, climate change, pandemic diseases or natural disasters, as well as studies on how and to what extent sustainability and resilience are conceived, pursued and achieved. The level of analysis may range from the individual, families, communities, organizations and to Japan as a whole. The research designs include historic, comparative and transnational perspectives.