Dr.
Fernando ORTIZ-MOYA

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Commissioned Report

Through the SDGs-FC, stakeholders in more than 24 ASEAN cities increased their awareness and knowledge of the SDGs, from ~20% (baseline) to > 80% on average. With 27 goals, 169 targets and over 200 unique indicators, the SDGs is a highly complicated and challenging framework for sub-national frontline officials, especially where tertiary...

Submission to Policy Process

公益財団法人地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)は、内閣官房と外務省が意見募集した「持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)に関する自発的国家レビュー(VNR)」に対して、パブリックコメントを提出しました。

SDGsの達成に向けた取り組みを着実なものとするためには、SDGsの実施をモニタリングし、レビュー(評価)し、その結果に基づいて取り組みの改善を図るプロセスが非常に重要であるため、SDGsを承認した国連加盟国は、自発的国家レビュー(Voluntary National ReviewVNR)という形で進捗を報告することが求められています。

VNRは毎年7月に開催されている「国連持続可能な開発のためのハイレベル政治フォーラム(HLPF)」で発表が行われており、日本政府は20177月に最初の...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Global environmental change, the depletion of natural resources, and unacceptable levels of pollution, among other anthropogenic impacts on the planet and its ecosystems, demand a radical shift in the way humankind develops. Global agreements like the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” or the “Paris Agreement on Climate Change” seek to...

Discussion Paper
Conference Proceeding
Annual Meeting of the Architectural Institute of Japan
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

By reflecting on the case of Imabetsu, this paper explores alternative mechanisms to cope with shrinkage while striving for transitioning to more sustainable development pathways. It argues that rather than fighting against decline, the town should embrace its smaller size while looking within to find alternative ways to sustain the local community...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In Gastronomica

This short article offers a vignette of experiences with food and COVID-19 in Zushi City, Japan early in the pandemic to shed light on the vulnerabilities of the country’s food system. It illustrates how national policies to control the spread of infection affected consumer behavior on the ground and raises larger questions about the sustainability...

Commentary (Op. Ed)
IISD, SDG Knowledge Hub
Story highlights:
  • The Voluntary Local Review (VLR) process is providing a useful tool for subnational levels of government to take on the SDGs.
  • The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies has published two reports to support the growing number of local and regional governments conducting VLRs.
Training or Learning Material

A ‘Voluntary Local Review’ (VLR) is a process whereby local and regional governments voluntarily carry out a review of progress being made in their implementation of the SDGs. This review includes policies, programmes, data, institutional set-ups and stakeholder engagement mechanisms to implement the 2030 Agenda at the local level. VLRs are then...

Working Paper

With only ten years left to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all UN member States in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, action is more urgent than ever. Cities, which are responsible for delivering many of the targets highlighted by the SDGs are accelerating their efforts. This is recognised by the...

Conference Paper
European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) Conference in Japan
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

Low birth rates, restrictive immigration policies, and decades of economic stagnation are marking Japan’s transition to a post-growth society. All levels of government have hurried to address the new challenges ahead. In this desperate run for survival, the development of new high-speed railway lines in peripheral areas has been met with high...

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