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5-7 September 2016 ASIA PACIFIC CARBON FORUM 2016 (IETA Website)
Republic of Korea
12-13 July 2016 The eighth International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP 2016)
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Press Release
17 June 2016 The 8th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific - ISAP2016
“Translating Knowledge into Actions towards 2030 and beyond”
31 May 2016 IGES and Rockefeller Foundation Sign Memorandum of Understanding on the Sidelines of the G7 Environment Ministers’ Meeting in Toyama, Japan
5 April 2016 IGES boosts cooperation with ESCAP on environmental research, dialogue
Activity Report
New Publications and Tools

IGES Policy Brief

Barriers for Implementation of the Philippine National Solid Waste Management Framework in Cities
Dickella Gamaralalage Premakumara Jagath, Gilby Simon and Kataoka Yatsuka, IGES
June 2016
The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003) was passed in the Philippines in 2000, but has limited implementation at the local government unit level. This policy brief discusses key challenges for the effective implementation of the national policy, reviewing three case study cities and providing recommendations for both national and local governments on measures to expedite future policy implementation.
IGES Climate
17 May 2016 Feature page on UNFCCC SB44 now open!

IGES Discussion Paper

Operationalizing the Paris Agreement Article 6 through the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) - Key Issues for Linking Market Mechanisms and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Amellina Aryanie, Koakutsu Kazuhisa, Rocamora Alexis R. and Umemiya Chisa, IGES
May 2016
This report aims to inform the current progress and lessons from the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and how they will contribute to the efforts in climate mitigation, especially for the Post-2020 to achieve the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the context of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

IGES Working Paper

Can we expect a transformative shift in international capacity building after Paris? Observations from Party submissions
Chisa Umemiya, IGES and Michael Gillenwater, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
May 2016
To implement the Paris Agreement, a transformative change in international capacity building is required. Based on Party submissions after Paris, the paper warns of the possibility that future capacity building could be a continuation of past approaches, thereby fail to achieve the scale necessary for implementation of the Agreement.

IGES Working Paper

Quantitative Assessment of Certified Emission Reductions from Non-additional CDM projects
Akihisa Kuriyama and Kazuhisa Koakutsu, IGES
April 2016
By the end of December 2015, 1,642 MtCO2 of certified emission reductions (CERs) had been issued. This paper estimates the amount of issued CERs form the clean development mechanism (CDM) projects that have concern of non-additionality by developing three evaluation criteria based on existing literature.
April 2016 Coalition on Paris Agreement Capacity Building

IGES Data and Tools

SDG11 Data in Japan and the Philippines
November 2015

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