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Research Report

This report presents findings from a project jointly implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The project reviewed 50 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 36 Asia and the Pacific countries from 2016 to 2021. In this...

Issue Brief
  • The economic disruptions from the Ukraine war have intensified short term concerns about energy and food security, as well as access to critical minerals. Climate security is also increasingly urgent. This paper urges governments to speed up, not slow down, transitions away from fossil fuels and toward more sustainable development patterns. The war...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environment, Development and Sustainability

This study’s objective is to examine how ASEAN countries reported their environment-related policies for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), and a dataset of their environmental policies was developed. This is a necessary first step in analyzing the reasons for insufficient progress on the...

Policy Brief
T7 Policy Brief: T7 Task Force on Climate and Environment

G7 leaders have already accepted many important concepts related to the environment and sustainability. The G7 agreed to “protect our planet by supporting a green revolution that creates jobs” in 2021 at the Cornwall Summit. However, the challenge is that the G7 has mostly issued general statements of principle rather than committed to concrete...

Training or Learning Material

The aim of this e-learning course is to learn how the climate projection tool “ClimoCast” can be used in the NAP process. The tool covers all countries around the world, and allows users to compare different climate scenarios and models, as well as downscale the results to the sub-national level, which is very useful for adaptation planning. The...

Submission to Policy Process

持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)が定めた2030年という期限を前に、世界はすでに「決定的な10年」とも言うべき期間に突入している。これは、持続可能な未来の実現に向けた残り時間がなくなりつつあることを示している。2022年のハイレベル政治フォーラム(HLPF)、アジア太平洋持続可能な開発フォーラム(APFSD)および関連フォーラムでは、SDGs5つの目標(SDG 45141517)についての詳細な検討が予定されている。「すべての人の持続可能な未来を実現するためのプラネタリー・バウンダリーを超えない暮らし」を実現するために、これらの目標の達成に向けて、IGES、政策立案者、企業、市民社会、その他の関係者が取るべき方策を、キーメッセージとして示す。

Submission to Policy Process

With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set to end in 2030, the world has entered a “decisive decade”—a quickly closing window that could determine whether a sustainable future is within reach. The following messages outline steps that IGES, policymakers, businesses, civil society, and other stakeholders can take to implement the five SDGs...

Policy Brief
ASEAN Centre for Energy Policy Brief

1. The ASEAN State of Climate Change Report (ASCCR) presented ASEAN’s mitigation goal: i) Achieve net-zero greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions as early as possible in the latter half of the 21st century; and ii) Cap peak GHG emissions as soon
as possible after 2030 to ensure the net-zero GHG emission goal is met on schedule.
2. However, the updated...

Submission to Policy Process

新型コロナウィルス(COVID-19)による社会・環境・経済への広範な影響を受け、政策立案者にはプラネタリー・ヘルス(地球の健康)を取り戻すことが求められている。 地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)による新型コロナに関するポジションペーパー3.0は、健康な地球を目指し、実現可能なアクションについて提案し、野心的な政策立案を支援することを目的としている。 本ペーパーでは、「プラネタリー・ヘルス」と「ワンヘルス」の基本概念を紹介した後、グリーンイシューである生態系関連、そしてブルーイシューである水関連の提案を行い、さらに、ブラウンイシューである気候変動やグレーイシューである大気汚染の問題に対処するための経済刺激策のモメンタムを適切に維持する方法を検討する。最後に、生態系と気候の保護を統合しつつ...

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