IGES Commentary

IGES Commentary will provide commentary in the form of up-to-the-minute bulletins and trends on site at international negotiations, as well as observations from IGES researchers on environmental issues.

FY2016
  1. Achieving the Goal of Contracting the Global Mean Temperature Increase to Less Than 2°C Is Possible: The Global Calculator’s Message
    Kazuo Matsushita, IGES Senior Fellow (September 2016)
FY2015
  1. Nepal 2015 Earthquake Reveals Need to Shake-up Water and Disaster Management
    Shivakoti Binaya Raj, Policy Researcher, IGES and Sangam Shrestha, Associate Professor, Water Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (June 2015)
FY2014
  1. [Special Contribution] Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts and Future Challenges – Japan’s Approach
    Takuya Nomoto (Research and Information Office, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan) (Aug. 2014)
  2. Initial Observations on National Positions on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Means of Implementation under the SDGs Open Working Group (OWG)
    Tetsuro Yoshida, Ikuho Miyazawa(Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area) (Apr. 2014)
  3. Composting in Municipal Solid Waste Management in Sri Lanka
    DICKELLA GAMARALALAGE Premakumara Jagath, Sustainable Cities Area (Kitakyushu Urban Centre) (Apr. 2014)
FY2013
  1. Agreements at the IPBES-2 and Further Challenges: The Work Programme 2014 – 2018
    Kei Kabaya, Green Economy Area (Jan. 2014)
  2. Can Myanmar Hold on to Being Green?
    Kenta Usui, Climate and Energy Area (taken from IGES Newsletter, Jan. 2014)
  3. Steady Progress in Indonesian Climate Change Policy
    Jun Ichihara, Programme Management Office (PMO) (taken from IGES Newsletter, Sep. 2013)
  4. Post-2015 global goal setting: attention to ownership, partnership and evidence needed
    Ikuho Miyazawa and Tetsuro Yoshida, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies (Jun. 2013)
  5. A New Research Network for Low Carbon Asia
    Tomoko Ishikawa, Programme Management Office (PMO) (taken from IGES Newsletter, May 2013)
FY2012
  1. The New South Korean Administration's National Happiness Policy
    Suk Sunhee, Business and Environment(Kansai Research Centre) (taken from IGES Newsletter, Jan. 2013)
  2. Bali Regional Meeting on Post-2015 Development Agenda: how to create a development space within the planetary well-being? Possible scenarios for integrating post-MDGs and SDGs processes
    Ikuho Miyazawa, Programme Management Office (21 Dec. 2012)
  3. Why one framework with a single set of Universal goals will be crucial for sustainable development Post 2015
    Simon Hoiberg Olsen, Governance and Capacity Group (10 Dec. 2012)
  4. Discussing ways to achieve the new normal
    Simon Hoiberg Olsen, Governance and Capacity Group (30 Nov. 2012)
  5. Green Economy Debate at Rio+20: Did the venture pay off?
    Satoshi Kojima, Economy and Environment Group (9 Nov. 2012)
  6. IGES and IIASA share advanced energy model
    Anindya Bhattacharya, Economy and Environment Group (taken from IGES Newsletter, Oct. 2012)
  7. Reflections on Rio+20: The Glass is Half Full, But Stop Preaching to the Converted
    Elder Mark, Governance and Capacity Group (28 Aug. 2012)
  8. A legacy is kept alive - barely
    Simon Hoiberg Olsen, Governance and Capacity Group (29 Jun. 2012)
  9. Observations and what is next?
    Ikuho Miyazawa, Programme Management Office (29 Jun. 2012)
  10. Where are Japan’s Energy Market and GHG Emissions Headed?
    Takeshi Kuramochi, Climate Change Group (taken from IGES Newsletter, Jun. 2012)
  11. The Perils of Intergovernmental Negotiations
    Simon Hoiberg Olsen, Governance and Capacity Group (Jun. 2012)
  12. Observations of the UNCSD 2nd Informal Negotiations of the Outcome Document
    Masaya Fujiwara and Ikuho Miyazawa, Programme Management Office (May. 2012)
  13. Towards an ambitious outcome at Rio+20
    Simon Hoiberg Olsen, Governance and Capacity Group (Apr. 2012)
     «Report from COP18»
  1. Towards REDD+ implementation: Strengthening governance and law enforcement in Indonesia and Brazil through policy coordination and international cooperation
    Federico Lopez-Casero, Forest Conservation (21 Dec. 2012)
FY2011
  1. Key Issues on Green Economy at Rio+20 Identified from the Review of the Zero Draft and National Perspectives
    Kei Kabaya, Economy and Environment Group (Feb. 2012)
  2. Eco-home Diagnosis: Contributing to Electricity Conservation Following Endorsement as Public Policy
    Hiroo Iino, Kansai Research Centre (taken from IGES Newsletter, Feb. 2012)
  3. Public Support for Rio+20
    Simon Hoiberg Olsen, Governance and Capacity Group (Jan. 2012)
  4. Mixed feelings on expectations for Rio+20: Could Rio+20 become a new precedent of sustainable development multilateralism?
    Ikuho Miyazawa, Programme Management Office (Dec. 2011)
  5. Sustainable Resource Management: Your Attention to Non-Energy Resources
    Chika Aoki, Sustainable Consumption and Production Group (taken from IGES Newsletter, Nov. 2011)
  6. Will Rio+20 be a "point in history"?
    Takashi Otsuka, Programme Management Office (taken from IGES Newsletter, Jun. 2011)
FY2010
  1. Blockbuster Economics
    Lewis Akenji, Sustainable Consumption and Production Group Group (taken from IGES Newsletter, Feb. 2011)
  2. Uneasy about “My Way”
    Jusen Asuka, Climate Change Group (taken from IGES Newsletter, Nov. 2010)
  3. The Importance and Difficulty of Communication between Researchers and Others
    Kiyoto Tanabe, IPCC TFI Technical Support Unit (TSU) (taken from IGES Newsletter, Jun. 2010)

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