Japan considers green future after nuclear disaster
by Brendan Barrett, United Nations University, for Aljazeera.com
In the long process of rebuilding after the triple disasters, the country should focus on renewable energy.
…The experience of the Transition Movement – an international network of cities and communities working to build resilience in the face of climate change and peak oil – could be helpful in guiding reconstruction efforts in Japan. The Transition approach can be particularly instructive in demonstrating how to rebuild using bottom-up rather than top-down methods (the top-down approach has been characteristic of most Japanese eco-towns)…