Climate and Energy

While climate change poses an increasing threat worldwide, the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 formalises the international community’s commitments and actions toward a sustainable and decarbonised society. The Climate and Energy (CE) Area aims to accompany this transition by conducting strategic research and supporting the development of zero-carbon initiatives. Our team of international experts is engaged in various projects for the development and implementation of climate and energy-related strategies and policies, in particular international climate negotiations, bilateral and multilateral cooperation, carbon pricing initiatives, market-based mechanisms, and the development and maintenance of databases. With a special focus and expertise on the Asia-Pacific region, the CE Area maximises the efforts to facilitate transition to decarbonised society at the national and local levels as an agent of change in this area.

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Seminar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism

- Recent Developments in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement towards Carbon Neutral -

In October 2020, the Japanese government announced its aim for the "realization of a carbon-neutral and decarbonized society by 2050". In order to accomplish this goal, the seminar provides opportunities for private companies that are interested...
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Workshop on Biennial Update Report

IGES in collaboration with the Global Support Programme (GSP) and the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) for Asia and the Pacific, co-organised the “Workshop on Biennial Update Report (BUR*)” on 9 -11 February 2021. The three-day workshop...
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Beyond coal – Towards net-zero emissions: A common challenge for Japan and Germany

This online event brings together high-level government representatives, businesses, think tanks, and NGOs from Japan, Germany, and other countries to discuss questions such as: What does a net-zero emissions pledge mean for the coal sector? What...

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Updated: December 2020

Zero Carbon Cities

As the impacts of climate change increase in frequency and intensity every year, many local governments are under pressure to take action to protect the health and daily lives of their residents. This page will provide information on decarbonisation...
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Updated: October 2020

IGES Activity on "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)"

This special webpage summarises key information about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). IGES provides technical support to the IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), and several researchers also contribute...
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Updated: December 2019

IGES Activity on "UNFCCC COP25"

This is an Activity page delivering timely information on international negotiations and events at UNFCCC COP25, convened from 2 December to 13 December 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

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