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Krill Design, an Italian startup working on environmental issues, has developed Rikril Orange, which is made from orange peel that is discarded in the home country.

Horikoshi Shoji Co., Ltd. (14-16 Hayashishita, Kashimamachi Funado, Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Representative Director ... → Continue reading


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    Startup company Krill Design

    Environment issues

    Environment issues(Environmental issues,British: Environmental threats, Environmental issues, Environmental problems) Is(I.e.Surroundings derived from the activities ofEnvironmentIs a general term for problems caused by changes in地球BesidesSpaceIt is a problem that extends to.

    Basics of environmental problems

    With regard to environmental issues, the parties take full responsibility, including the impact on others who are not burdened.Polluter pays principleThere is an idea. However, there is no problem as long as the adverse effects such as pollution are small, but if the adverse effects are large or if the parties that are impacting the environment are not known, the burden on the parties may be too heavy and the measures may not be taken. In that case, we take responsibility for society as a whole, for exampletaxOf damage caused by pollutioncompensationSupport the parties and those affected.

    In some cases, there are cases where the parties do not take voluntary measures, and there are many parties where cooperation is difficult.Community,AdministrationIt is necessary to take measures centered on the entire society.JurisprudenceIn general, environmental issues that affect human survivalRight to life,Moral rightsThe liability of the parties is legally stipulated as an infringement of. In recent years,Environmental rightsThere is a movement to recognize that, but there are differences between countries.

    There are two main types of measures for environmental problems. Standards to prevent health effects from environmental pollution (Environmental standardsEtc.) and make plans based on this, and monitor and regulate pollution,top downThis is a typical type countermeasure.組織To voluntarily set policies and goals regarding the environment, and to carry out activities and evaluations in line with them.Environmental management(Environmental management)Bottom upThis is a typical type countermeasure.

    However, since measures against environmental problems are made on a political organization (national, prefectural, municipal, etc.) basis, pollution in other areas where the measures are not effective can reach your area. There is also the problem of crossing borders. Private sector activities cannot keep up with this, and political action and international discussion and consultation are needed.

    To protect the environment for the purpose of solving environmental problems or in the background of ideasEnvironmental protectionIt is said that doing this continuously (CitizenshipIf you try)Environmental protection activitiesOr (Social movementIf you try)Environmental protection movementIs. Among environmental protection,NATURETargetingnature conservationCall. To promote and promote environmental protectionEnvironmental protection groupEspecially those that target natureNature conservation organization(See each item for details).

    As a word similar to environmental protectionEnvironmental protectionThere is. Although they are almost synonymous, they may be used properly.

    An international organization that manages environmental issues covers the entire worldUnited NationsとUnited Nations Environmental ProgramStarting with (UNEP),European Union(EU) orAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ConferenceAs an organization that handles regional unions such as (APEC) and specialized fieldsIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) etc.

    Academic fields for environmental issuesEnvironmental studies.Environmental chemistry,Environmental sociology,Environmental economics,Environmental ethics,Environmental policyEtc., dealing with the environment and its effects, and the issues surrounding it.

    Environmental thoughtsEcology,Gaia theoryand so on. Some of them are widespread in general, but some have their own ideas. The idea is to promote environmental protection based on these ideas.EnvironmentalismAnd most environmental groups advocate this principle.

    Initiatives for "environmental problems"

    全 般

    There is an important way of thinking when considering measures for environmental problems.sustainabilityIs a term that refers to the possibility that an object or activity can sustain and sustain human activity.Sustainable development(Sustainable development, sustainable society) is to promote development with the utmost respect for sustainability. While maintaining sustainabilityresource,EnergyA society that usesRecycling societyResource saving,Energy Conservation,Zero emission,3RThere are various shapes.

    There is no doubt that industrial activities are the main cause of environmental problems, but civilian activities such as individuals are another main cause. Regarding industrial activities, taking uniform measures by taking advantage of its organizational characteristics,PenaltiesIt is easy to define such things. However, as for individuals, it is difficult to take uniform measures because there are various ways of thinking and lifestyles (lifestyles), and it is not easy to set penalties, so each person is left with their own way of thinking and actions. The part is large. Therefore, environmental protection activities have a large influence on the private sector.

    Citizen activities that are not for profitNPOAs a result, a system for preferential treatment has been established.Car sharing,Shopping bagEfforts to protect the environment at the grassroots level such as self-restraint (Grassroots livelihood) Is also becoming popular.

    Along with the growing environmental awareness of citizens, a monitoring system such as environmental monitoring was born.TransportationIn the fieldMobility managementThere are also movements to promote voluntary environmental measures.

    Nongovernmental organizationIn the formCitizenshipIn addition,CountryEfforts (Emission regulation,Environmental standards, Research) and efforts by companies (Environmental technologydevelopment of,Zero emissionThe pursuit ofRecyclingEtc.) are being promoted in various ways.

    For activities related to overall environmental protection and reduction of environmental impact,Green purchasingAnd assist itEnvironmental labeling system,3RThere are such things as institutionalization and support from the government and the private sector.

    As for institutionalization, it covers all areasEnvironmental lawThere is a field calledEnvironmental standards,Environmental taxThere is a method such as.Environmental consultant,Environmental counselorAre experts who deal with environmental measures in general, but institutionalization varies from country to country.

    For companies and groups,Environmental accountingOperation ofEnvironmental management systemThe introduction of will lead to comprehensive measures. There are many companies and organizations that take measures to deal with environmental problems as an opportunity, mainly in "environmentally advanced countries".Environmental businessAnd environmental markets are emerging.

    While grassroots activities, steady activities with good intentions, and activities with a sense of crisis are expanding, in order to solve environmental problems,poverty,Population problemIt has been pointed out that large-scale measures are necessary, such as measures to prevent the change in ideas, such as measures to improve profitability and the idea of ​​pursuing only self-prosperity.

    Food system innovation

    United NationsLivestock[1]It reports that the food system is a major threat to environmental destruction and that production methods need to be improved.The food system is a system that includes all the elements related to food production, processing, distribution, preparation and consumption, and it is estimated that the food system emits 21-up to 37% of total greenhouse gas emissions. ing[2]..This estimate includes 9-14% emissions from crop and livestock activity on the farm and 5-14% emissions from land use and land use changes, including deforestation and peatland degradation. Volume and 5-10% include due to supply chain activities[3].

    食料システムからのGHG排出量を減らすために、食料ロスと廃棄物の削減やより持続可能な食事への移行といった食料システムにおける他の行動は、27億台の車を道路から撤去することに相当する12.5 GtのCO2を削減できると試算されている。全GHG排出量の8%を占める食料の損失と廃棄物を削減することは、年間4.5 GtのCO2削減、家畜の生産方法を改善し、家畜からのメタン排出を削減すれば年間最大1.44 GtのCO2を削減できるとされ、植物由来食品の割合を多くすることで年間最大8 GtのCO2を削減できる可能性があるとされる[2]..Focusing on plant-derived foods,Meat substitutes (plant-based meat)The number of food tech companies that handle alternative foods is increasing.[4]..Insect foods containing proteins and amino acids equivalent to meat are also attracting attention as environmentally friendly foods.[5]..As for livestock, an environment-friendly livestock method has been sought, and as of 2020, many natural feed materials that work on the rumen (rumen) flora of cattle to reduce methane have been discovered all over the world. There is.These are being evaluated as early treatments for methane.In Japan, it has been discovered that a rare phenolic substance (alkylphenol) contained in cashew nut shell liquid reduces methane generation by 20%.[6]..Attempts are also being made to use methane generated from livestock excrement for biogas energy.[7].

    Noise, vibration, comfort issues

    aircraftTake off during takeoff and landingLoud soundIt is,空港,baseIn the vicinity, etc., it may reach a level that interferes with daily life. Measures such as restricting takeoffs and landings at night at the airport have been implemented due to the problems related to land acquisition at the airport, etc.Noise problems TheOkinawaHowever, it is still serious.

    groundIs weak,Traffic volume(EspeciallyLarge Vehicle) Around a roadvibrationMay affect your life.wasteDue to improper handling ofStenchThe problem may occur.

    Development issues/nature conservation/ecosystem issues

    For nature conservation,World Wildlife Fund(WWF) andInternational Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) and various sizesNature conservation organization, Individual activists are engaged in activities.

    development ofbeforeEnvironmental assessmentThe method of doingNature reserveWhile the establishment of the policy is being actively promoted, there are some areas where the protection is not adequate due to political or economic reasons. However, there is no room for people's lives and no financial room.Poor countryAlsoAfricaThere are many regions and there are strong claims from those countries that development and improvement of people's lives are necessary before environmental protection.

    Focusing on the individualNational trust movementIs also being developed in some areas.

    Global warming and climate change issues

    1997/(Heisei9 years)Japan Of京都AtFramework Convention on Climate ChangeThe 3rd Conference of the Parties was held. hereKyoto ProtocolBycarbon dioxide,methane,Freon gas such asGreenhouse gasIt was agreed to reduce the total emissions of. Reduction targets are assigned by country,Developed countryOverall2012/until1990/It is required to reduce 5.2% from the total amount of COXNUMX emitted. this is2050/This is a small amount compared to the long-term target of halving the total amount of emissions, but there is a certain meaning in the agreement to reduce emissions.


    Just as the efficiency and efficiency of the industry will increase, the consumption of energy will increase due to the introduction of machinery and so on. The development of industry, the improvement of living standards, and the increase of environmental load are inseparable. There is a strong belief that if we try to reduce the environmental load, it will hinder the development of industry and the improvement of the standard of living, which is a major stumbling block to the current measures for environmental problems.

    Environmental markets andEnvironmental businessIs expanding, and the number of products and companies with the theme of environmental protection is also increasing. While the private sector mainly conducts devoted environmental protection activities and environmental measures that do not reduce their own losses, environmental protection activities and environmental measures for profit are also implemented.

    In considering measures for all environmental problems, measures for one problem may adversely affect other problems, and measures for each environmental problem may be mutually exclusive. In Europe, for example, due to low greenhouse gas emissions,Diesel carHowever, due to the large amount of air pollutant emissions, it is subject to regulation in Japan.

    Environmental concept

    Sustainable development


    The original meaning is "EcologyHowever, the meaning has expanded and now it is used to mean "environmentally friendly", "environmentally friendly", and "environmentally friendly". For shortエ コOften called. Because the meaning and definition are ambiguous, the meaning may be expanded to "healthy" and "natural".

    Natural regression/Civil denial

    Development andCleaning upFrom the pursuit flow,NATUREThere is an idea to solve the environmental problem by returning to.文明And environmental problems are closely related, so there is also the idea of ​​trying to solve it by avoiding or retreating civilization.Deny capitalism that causes environmental problems due to overconsumptionAnti-growthThere is also an exercise.This flow isLadditeExercise and in JapanEnvironmental loadLowVegetarian food-Edo PeriodYou can look at the movement to re-examine traditions such as the lifestyle of. The idea that nature is idealAnarchism,RousseauAnd someRomanticismCan be seen inAsconaThen there was a case where a community of that kind was tried.

    Lifestyle innovation

    In lifeNATUREThere are also efforts to address environmental issues that are deeply related to lifestyles, such as adopting lifestyles and living in an environment-friendly manner. "Eco-life" and "LOHASThere are various things. Some have contributed to the reduction of the environmental load, but some have simply taken in nature and have no effect on the reduction of the environmental load, and there are persistent criticisms.

    Various environmental problems

    Major environmental issues

    The problems listed here are environmental problems caused by human factors, and include environmental problems that may occur even without human factors.
    Those closely related to environmental issues

    Environmental issues and initiatives in each country/region


    JapanThen, in the postwar periodFour major pollution diseasesHas expanded to the surface, and social interest in environmental issues has increased.1967/ OfBasic Law for Pollution Control,1993/ OfBasic Environmental Law,1997/ OfEnvironmental impact assessment methodAs a result, legal regulations are gradually expanding.the 1990s(1997/)Kyoto ConferenceIs being heldKyoto ProtocolWas adopted. In the early Heisei periodDioxinThe issue was greatly highlighted and regulation was advanced.


    In Europe,(I.e.Measures have advanced due to the widespread effect of[Source required].. Water and air pollution regulations, regulations on garbage, etc. began relatively early,Germany,Sweden,DenmarkIt is said that citizens are highly aware of the environment in many countries including Japan.[Source required].EURegulations and policies based on a wide-area framework are also being implemented.

    North America

    United Nations

    United NationsThen.Ban KibunSecretary-GeneralIs directly led bySE4ALL(Sustainable Energy for All) As part of the aim of building a "Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform",Energy efficiency improvement cityThe selection of the above was started at the 2014 United Nations Meteorological Summit.


    1. ^ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) LIVESTOCK'S LONG SHADOW (Report). http://www.fao.org/3/a0701e/a0701e00.htm. 
    2. ^ a b "Improved climate action on food systems can deliver 20 percent of global emissions reductions needed by 2050”. United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). 2021/10/9Browse.
    3. ^ ipcc (2021-02-08). SPECIAL REPORT: SPECIAL REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND -CH05 Food Security- (Report). https://www.ipcc.ch/srccl/chapter/chapter-5/. 
    4. ^ "Expectations for a reversal in the shrinking beer market due to liquor tax revisions | Visual news commentary | Economic knowledge bank | Navigation site for Nikkei Yokuyomu --nikkei4946.com”(Japanese). nikkei4946.com. 2021/10/5Browse.
    5. ^ "Insect food security, livelihood and contribution to the environment”. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2021/10/9Browse.
    6. ^ Yasuo Kobayashi "Development of Livestock Nutrition for Environmental Harmony: Toward Reduction of Greenhouse Gases", Japanese Society of Animal Science, Vol. 91, No. 3, 2020, pp. 304-306, two:10.2508 / chikusan.91.304, ISSN 1346-907X.
    7. ^ Masayasu Asai (2020-09-28). Utilization of biogas energy by methane fermentation of livestock excrement (Report). Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Policy Research Institute. https://www.maff.go.jp/j/chikusan/kankyo/taisaku/pdf/2020_sympo_asai.pdf. 

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