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IGES Policy Brief

Strengthening the Linkages Between Air Pollution and the Sustainable Development Goals
Elder Mark and Zusman Eric, IGES
July 2016
This policy brief analyses the position of air pollution in the SDGs, and makes recommendations for how air pollution could be better integrated into SDG implementation. There is still room to incorporate air pollution more concretely and systematically into the SDG implementation process, especially at the regional, national and local levels.

IGES Policy Brief

SDGs, DRR and CCA: Potential for Strengthening Inter-linkages
R. Shaw,Sivapuram Prabhakar and Chiba Yohei, IGES
July 2016
This policy brief identifies approaches that could help achieve better synergies in implementing three major global frameworks dedicated to sustainable development (SD), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) on the ground via programmatic integration, collaboration, capacity and innovation.

IGES Policy Report

Legality risks and risk mitigation: A guide for buyers of Papua New Guinean export timber
Scheyvens Henry, Samejima Hiromitsu, Kawai Masayuki and Fujisaki Taiji, IGES
August 2016
Recognising the importance of markets to sustainable forest management, this document provides guidance to timber buyers on the steps that they can take to responsibly purchase Papua New Guinean export timber. Log exports have been a major foreign exchange earner for PNG, but weak enforcement of forest laws means that the forest estate is mostly not managed sustainably, placing the future of this industry in doubt.

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.
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies FY2015 Annual Report
June 2016
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IGES Working Paper

How did intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) address capacity building? Implications for future communication by Parties on capacity building under the Paris Agreement
Umemiya Chisa, Goodwin Justin and Gillenwater Michael
July 2016

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

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