Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform(A-PLAT)

Efforts by Ministries and Agencies

This page provides information on climate change adaptation from relevant government ministries and agencies. It is important to understand the activities of each relevant ministry and agency when promoting national adaptation measures. Local governments need to collaborate not only with environmental departments, but also with related departments in various fields such as urban planning, disaster prevention, economy and industry, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. For this reason, those in charge of adaptation-related departments in local governments will also need to be aware of the government's adaptation-related activities. In this section, we will periodically update and post information on adaptation-related websites of various ministries and agencies that are available in English. (The Japanese version has more information in Japanese.)

※ Regarding the subject areas
In order to promote adaptation to climate change in Japan, the seven major areas in which impacts of climate change have already occurred or are likely to occur, as specified in the "Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts Plan" formulated in 2015.

  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries
  • Water Environment and Water Resources
  • Natural Ecosystems
  • Natural Disasters and Coastal Areas
  • Human Health
  • Industrial and economic activities
  • Life of Citizenry and Urban Life
  • General adaptation

Ministry of the Environment

Activity Name and Page Name Overview Target Sector
Climate Change Adaptation Information such as the Climate Change Adaptation Act and the Climate Change Adaptation Plan, including information on legal systems that form the basis of climate change adaptation efforts, information on various conferences, and survey materials, is included.(Renewal from time to time) 適応全般
Climate change adaptation portal site This is a collection of sites containing major domestic and overseas documents and materials related to the effects and adaptation of climate change. With a function to narrow down by keywords.(Renewal from time to time) 適応全般
Global environmental research Introducing efforts to support the implementation of research and surveys on the global environment, sharing of results, and input to policies, such as the Comprehensive Environmental Research Promotion Fund. (Renewal from time to time) 適応全般
Heat Stroke Prevention Information Site This is a centralized website for the prevention of heat stroke transmitted by Ministry of the Environment. (Renewal from time to time) 健康
Measures against heat island Introducing the heat island phenomenon, the heat island countermeasures outline(Renewal from time to time) 国民生活・都市生活
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Since FY 2008, we have been implementing the "Climate Risk and Opportunity Scenario Analysis Support Project in line with TCFD" mainly for industries that are considered to be vulnerable to climate change. (Updated as needed) 産業・経済活動
Disaster waste countermeasure information site Disaster waste countermeasure guideline Technical data / reference materials It contains disaster waste countermeasure guidelines and various technical materials related to them, which can be used as a reference when municipalities make disaster waste treatment plans.(Renewal from time to time) 自然災害・沿岸域国民生活・都市生活
Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan - a handbook for practitioners- This handbook introduces some approaches to disaster risk management based on a symbiotic relationship between nature and humanity, and compiles basic information on practical matters for reference. 適応全般

Cabinet Office

Activity Name and Page Name Overview Target Sector
SDGs Future City/Regional Revitalization SDGs Public-Private Partnership Platform/Environmental Future City Local Government SDGs, SDGs Future City, Regional Revitalization SDGs Public-Private Partnership Platform, and Future Cities Initiative are introduced. 適応全般

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Activity Name and Page Name Overview Target Sector
Climate change This section introduces the international framework on climate change and Japan's efforts.(Renewal from time to time) 適応全般
Japan's Contribution to Climate Change through the G7 This report describes the analysis of natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region caused by climate change and the analysis and formulation of foreign policy based on the impact on vulnerabilities.(September 6, 2017) 自然災害・沿岸域

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Activity Name and Page Name Overview Target Sector
Research and development in the field of environment and energy Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology are promoting basic and basic research in the field of environmental energy with the aim of solving environmental problems centered on climate change and strengthening industrial competitiveness. Research programs such as TOUGOU and DIAS are introduced.(Renewal from time to time) 適応全般

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Activity Name and Page Name Overview Target Sector
Prevention of heat strokes Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare introduces measures for heat stroke prevention. 健康
Enjoy good health by adopting the new lifestyle to prevent heatstroke & COVID-19 infection This pamphlet introduces measures to prevent heat stroke and COVID-19 infection. 健康
Heatstroke warning for dogs This potal site introduces heatstroke warning for dogs. 健康

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Activity Name and Page Name Overview Target Sector
Environmental policies about climate change This section introduces environmental information in the field of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, including promoting agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, which are highly effective in protecting the environment, and responding to the impacts of climate change on the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries industries. 農業、林業、水産業

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Activity Name and Page Name Overview Target Sector
Climate Change Policy This page contains information from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on climate change. 産業・経済活動
Climate change adaptation good practices by japanese private sector In order to disseminate and share the activities of companies that have already implemented promising adaptation businesses and companies that have technologies related to adaptation, we have compiled a collection of case studies of adaptation efforts made by Japanese companies overseas. 産業・経済活動

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Activity Name and Page Name Overview Target Sector
Activity for climate change This page contains information from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on climate change. 適応全般

Japan Meteorological Agency

Activity Name and Page Name Overview Target Sector
Climate and global environmental issues To address climate and global environmental issues, the Japan Meteorological Agency carries out various types of observation, monitoring and research. 適応全般
Climate change monitoring report The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued "Climate Change Monitoring Report" every year informing the latest status of climate change in Japan and the world, greenhouse gases and the ozone layer. 適応全般
(Final update on March 7, 2023)

Major national projects

This is the site of the main national research projects on climate change adaptation.

MEXT-Program for The Advanced Studies of Climate Change Projection(SENTAN)

Completed project

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