Jack Graham
For Jack Graham's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A man walks past national flags of participating countries at the venue of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai on Thursday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Dec 1, 2023
Early pledges on 'loss and damage' fund build shaky trust at COP28
More pledges are expected to be made to the new fund during the two-week COP28.
Climate activists protest demanding that the World Bank stop fossil fuel financing on the first day of the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday
Oct 13, 2023
Why money matters when taking climate change to court
More litigation funding for climate lawsuits could mean more cases.
Kenya's President William Ruto addresses delegates at the close of the Africa Climate Summit 2023 in Nairobi on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 7, 2023
Climate summit touts Africa's role as clean energy 'superpower'
While leaders touted Africa's role as a clean energy "superpower," they identified one big snag: a lack of finance to turn that potential into reality.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2023
As demand for rare metals rises, rush to mine seabed prompts calls for moratorium
Governments are racing to obtain a secure supply of critical minerals for low-carbon technologies, but have also made major commitments to protect nature.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2023
U.K. braces for wildfires as climate change prompts 'significant shift' in risk
The threat of wildfires is starting to spread to new areas including northern Europe, where traditionally cooler and wetter climates are giving way to hotter and drier summers.
Japan Times
May 18, 2023
More nations plan for 'health disasters' fueled by climate change
The health argument for climate action can be very powerful, and can be the one that might motivate governments.
Japan Times
Mar 28, 2023
Recycling offers hope to safeguard net zero goals despite soaring metal demand
Concerns are currently growing about the environmental impacts of mining and producing metals required for clean technologies, from damage to biodiversity to rising emissions.
Japan Times
Feb 21, 2023
Why the world needs a deal to protect its oceans
The ocean supports a huge range of biodiversity, including potentially millions of species that humans have not discovered yet.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2022
Deal to restore nature can help climate and people — if done right
Conservation, restoration and better management of natural areas could contribute more than a third of the greenhouse gas emissions cuts needed by 2030, scientists say.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2022
New technologies offer more accurate nature health checks
Researchers and companies are creating tools to track and protect biodiversity.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2022
Restoring nature could depend on how countries help farmers
Around the world, government subsidies that harm nature amount to at least $1.8 trillion each year — equivalent to 2% of global GDP.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 26, 2022
Why forests are key to the climate — and not just to absorb carbon
The cooling impact of forests goes beyond their ability to absorb planet-heating carbon dioxide emissions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / ANALYSIS
Sep 23, 2022
Why are nature protection funds not reaching Indigenous peoples?
More international donor funding is being pledged to support Indigenous groups — but this cash usually comes with tight restrictions on how it must be used.
Japan Times
Sep 8, 2022
African leaders aim to put climate finance at top of COP27 agenda
Africa has about a fifth of the world's population, but produces less than 3% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2022
Youth street protesters turn sights on climate 'villains'
Activists have been exploring new ways to hold institutions to account and accelerate action to avoid the worst impacts of a hotter planet.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 2, 2021
Climate extremes seen harming unborn babies in Brazil's Amazon
A new study that links extreme rains with lower birth weights in Brazil's Amazon region underscores the long-term health impacts of weather extremes connected to climate change, researchers said on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 10, 2021
Bolder climate action could save millions of lives each year by 2040
New research highlighted how the potential health benefits of climate action could give added impetus to countries to submit more ambitious national climate plans.
Reader Mail
Jul 14, 2011
Politico's resignation should hurt
Regarding the July 6 front-page article "Reconstruction minister quits after week": Nearly every Cabinet of the former ruling Liberal Democratic Party bore hallmarks similar to those of (Democratic Party of Japan) reconstruction minister Ryu Matsumoto, who resigned following his insensitive bluster (against two governors in the disaster-hit Tohoku-Pacific region).
Reader Mail
Jun 19, 2011
How will having dosimeters help?
The June 15 Kyodo article "34,000 children in Fukushima to get dosimeters" is absurd. What facilities does the prefecture have available to read these 34,000 dosimeters? None.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on