Impacts of Climate Change -- Evaluating the Cost of Flood Damage Based on Changes in Extreme Rainfall in Japan -- Impact of Global Warming on Agricultural Product Markets: Stochastic World Food Model Analysis -- Impacts of Climate Change on Lakes and Reservoirs Dynamics and Restoration Policies -- Study of Fishery Ground Around Indonesia Archipelago Using Remote Sensing Data -- Global Warming and Trans-Boundary Movement of Waterborne Microbial Pathogens -- Mitigation and Adaptation -- Designing Post-Kyoto Institutions: From the Reduction Rate to the Emissions Amount -- Mitigation Prospects and Challenges for India in Responding to Climate Change -- Challenges to Substantial and Sustained Reductions in Greenhouse Gases: Opportunities for the United States from the Bottom-Up -- Scope and Roles of Adaptation to Climate Change -- Adaptation of Fishing Communities in the Philippines to Climate Change -- Communication with Society About Climate Change -- Economy and Environment: How to Get What We Want -- A Mapping of Global Warming Research Based on IPCC AR4 -- Science and Climate Change Policy Making: A Comparative Network Perspective -- Environmental Communication Aimed at Household Energy Conservation -- Bridging the Gulf Between Science and Society: Imperatives for Minimizing Societal Disruption from Climate Change in the Pacific -- Science, Culture, Education, and Social-Ecological Systems: A Study of Transdisciplinary Literacies in Student Discourse During a Place-Based and Culture-Based Polynesian Voyaging Program -- Resource and Technology Governance for Sustainability -- Adaptive Governance: Proposals for Climate Change Science, Policy and Decision Making -- Environmental Technology Policy in the US, from the 1970s into the Twenty-First Century -- The Development and Diffusion Processes of Sustainable Technologies and Implications for Public Policy: A Case Study in Japan -- Democratic Turn of Resource Governance in Japan: Prewar and Postwar Efforts for Integration in Resource Policy -- Considering the "Social Adaptation" of an Infrastructure and the Consequence of Its Impact on Sustainability. In recent decades there has been a growing awareness of how intricate the interactions are between human beings and the environment. Fortunately, progress has been made in understanding this relationship, and new technologies have been effective in addressing environmental problems. However belatedly, there has been an acknowledgment of the incompatibility of the world's finite resources with humankind's increasingly greater needs for them, and of how such a challenge demands broadened collaboration among engineers, social scientists, politicians and financial powers. Global agreement that the essential issues of the twenty-first century cannot be solved by any one discipline has led to the concept of sustainability. The transdisciplinary contributions selected for inclusion in this book address these concerns with an overview of the diverse fields of study related to sustainability. This collection of work is intended to pave the way for further collaboration among scientists and nations as well.