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Ryu Koide (Government Analytics) Receives Award for Research on Climate Change

Many congratulations to Ryu Koide (Government Analytics) who received the People's Choice Award at the 13th Biennial International Conference on EcoBalance (EcoBalance 2018). His poster presentation, "Carbon Footprint from Household Consumption and Exploration of Reduction Potentials for the Paris Agreement Target: A Preliminary Study on Japan and Finland," examined the impacts of consumer lifestyles on climate change and highlighted the potential contribution of lifestyle changes to the global temperature targets of the Paris Agreement. His research combined methodologies of life cycle assessment and data analytics using national statistics and expenditure survey microdata. 

Ecobalance is an international conference in the field of life cycle assessment, and the 13th conference was held on October 9-12, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. The award was determined by votes from the conference participants. More information is available here

Ryu Koide is a policy researcher with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and part of the Government Analytics program  at Johns Hopkins University. You can find a commentary related to the content of the poster here

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