Katramiz, Tarek



Graduate School of Media and Governance (Shonan Fujisawa)


Project Senior Assistant Professor (Non-tenured)/Project Assistant Professor (Non-tenured)/Project Lecturer (Non-tenured)

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  • 2018.09

    United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 2021.10

    Earth System Governance Research Fellow


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  • The national development plans after the SDGs: Steering implications of the global goals towards national development planning

    Mahesti Okitasari, Tarek Katramiz

    Earth System Governance (Earth System Governance)  12 2022.04


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    This article seeks to understand how the nationalization of the SDGs exercises affects NDPs. Drawing on theories of norm localization, it examines NDPs and visions of five countries to see how the SDGs as normative tools shift or steer a pre-existing alignment between global and domestic norms. Our study finds that the SDGs offer alternatives to traditional normative frameworks, but they have not fundamentally changed the state's dominant development paradigm. The SDGs have created a flexible space for norm translation through technical communication and approaches that appeal to the domestic discourse. Our study shows the dynamics of norm localization and flexibility provided by the SDGs as they interact with domestic norms and the state's sovereignty in creating space for sustainable development. This article contributes to the literature on the steering impacts of global goals in shaping national development planning and domestic policy choices through the identification of norm localization occurrences in NDPs.

  • SDGs mainstreaming at the local level: case studies from Japan

    Masuda H., Okitasari M., Morita K., Katramiz T., Shimizu H., Kawakubo S., Kataoka Y.

    Sustainability Science (Sustainability Science)  16 ( 5 ) 1539 - 1562 2021.09

    ISSN  18624065

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    There has been increasing interest in local-level implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite the emergence of various initiatives undertaken by local governments, studies on the process of mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda within local contexts remain limited. This study is aimed at identifying possible approaches for supporting local governments in successfully mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. We developed an analytical framework covering key components for local-level mainstreaming of the SDGs based on our review of recent policy guidelines for implementing the SDGs and the policy integration and coherence literature. Subsequently, we applied this framework within case studies of two designated municipalities under the Japanese government’s “SDGs Future Cities” initiative aimed at localizing the SDGs. The analysis demonstrated how local governments could develop and apply key components of the SDGs mainstreaming process. Our findings suggest that the following approaches can facilitate local governments’ efforts to mainstream the SDGs: first, municipalities can foster local ownership to address the challenges they face. Second, existing policy resources can be linked with formal procedures. Third, multi-stakeholder partnerships can be developed. Fourth, vertical communication channels can be established with international and national-level organizations. Overall, the article contributes to a growing literature on SDGs implementation at the local level by identifying key components required for their mainstreaming, introducing perspectives derived from Japanese case studies.

  • Accelerating 2030 Agenda Integration: Aligning National Development Plans with the Sustainable Development Goals

    Tarek Katramiz, Mahesti Okitasari

    United Nations University 25 2021.09

    Lead author, Accepted

  • Climate-induced stressors to peace: A review of recent literature

    Ayyoob Sharifi, Dahlia Simangan, Chui Ying Lee, Sheryl Rose Cay Reyes, Tarek Katramiz, Jairus Carmela Cajoles Josol, Leticia dos Muchangos, Hassan Virji, Shinji Kaneko, Thea Kersti Tandog, Leorence Tandog, Moinul Islam

    Environmental Research Letters (IOP Publishing)  16 ( 7 )  2021.07

    ISSN  17489318

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    Climate change is increasingly recognized as a threat to global peace and security. This paper intends to provide a better understanding of the nature of interactions between climate change and events that undermine peace through a systematic review of recent literature. It highlights major methodological approaches adopted in the literature, elaborates on the geographic focus of the research at the nexus of climate change and peace, and provides further information on how various climatic stressors, such as extreme temperature, floods, sea-level rise, storms, and water stress may be linked to different events that undermine peace (e.g. civil conflict, crime, intercommunal violence, interstate conflict, political conflict, and social conflict) through direct and indirect pathways. Results confirm previous findings that statistical techniques and qualitative case studies are dominant methods in climate-conflict research but show that there has been an increase in the geographic information system based risk analyses and qualitative comparative analyses in the recent years. In line with previous reviews, results show that the literature is mainly focused on certain regions of the world and several major regions that have experienced numerous conflicts over the past few years and/or are vulnerable to adverse climatic events are understudied. However, a new finding is that, in the past few years, there has been an increasing focus on Asia, which contrasts with previous reviews that show an African focus in the literature. Also, there is an unbalanced attention to different climatic stressors and peace-related events. Interactions between water stress/extreme temperature and civil and interstate conflicts have received more attention. A major finding is that, only under certain conditions climatic stressors may act as driving forces or aggravating factors. In fact, there is a strong consensus that climate change is less likely to undermine peace in isolation from a wide range of contextual socio-economic and institutional factors such as political instability, poor governance, poverty, homogeneous livelihood structures, and ethnic fractionalization. However, such contextual factors can contribute to undermining peace via either direct or indirect pathways. The former may occur through direct psychological/physiological effects of climatic impacts or via competition over scarce resources. In contrast, in indirect pathways climate change may lead to conflict through diminishing livelihood capacities and/or inducing migration. In addition to synthesizing literature on contextual factors and direct/indirect pathways, the review identifies gaps that need further research.

  • Transforming Water Conflicts into Collaborative Watershed Management Solutions — Lessons from the Greater Himalayan Region

    Roder, Giulia, Chapagain, Saroj, Katramiz, Tarek, Mohan, Geetha, Mishra, Binaya K, Fukushi, Kensuke

    United Nations University 23 2021.04


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  • Publisher Correction to: SDGs mainstreaming at the local level: case studies from Japan (Sustainability Science, (2021), 16, 5, (1539-1562), 10.1007/s11625-021-00977-0)

    Masuda H., Okitasari M., Morita K., Katramiz T., Shimizu H., Kawakubo S., Kataoka Y.

    Sustainability Science (Sustainability Science)  16 ( 5 ) 1761 - 1762 2021.09

    ISSN  18624065

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    The original version of the article has a number of corrections due to typesetting errors and corrected in this version. Under the section “Analysis of SDGs mainstreaming in two “SDGs Future Cities””, the sentence “The following sections’, as these section numbers are gone when reflected in the journal format present a comparative analysis of the results for each category shown in Tables 4 and 5…” should have read as “The following sections present a comparative analysis of the results for each category shown in Tables 4 and 5…”. In Table 5 of this article, some texts were published incorrectly under the columns Kitakyushu (city), Shimokawa (town) and corrections are listed below.

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  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship


  • Kawashima Shoji Memorial Scholarship Fund


  • Kambayashi Foundation Scholarship

    2013.04, 神林財団


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  • 2018

    Contributing Author, PCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6/WG2), AR6 Climate Change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, IPCC