2021 年 30 巻 3 号 p. 3_18-28
Pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels, mitigating the large-scale emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) is needed. To contribute as a citizen, besides mitigating CO2 actions at individual and household levels, regional actions should be planned and implemented. Therefore, in this research, we developed a climate change capacity-building program for nurturing citizens’ skills to plan and implement efficient CO2 mitigation measures at the regional level and evaluated the effectiveness of the program.
We adopted multiple evaluation methods. One is to evaluate the change in learners’ competencies before and after the program by utilizing a self-check sheet developed by Takahashi and Hoffmann (2019). The second method is to compare the comments discussed related to the work produced by groups in this program. We supplementally referenced the questionnaire results and the statements made during the group discussion.
As a result, it is indicated that this program is effective to strengthen the required competency for designing and implementing regional climate change measures. Additionally, to quantify the measures and contribute to mitigating CO2 emissions as the ideation period progresses, learners discuss measures that are more detailed and conscious of various actors.