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Issue Brief

This publication aims to promote local climate actions by disseminating information on the announcement by 31 local governments in the Kyushu region of Japan on their commitment to be “Zero Carbon Cities” by 2050. It compiles the background, current situation and challenges, along with domestic and international trends on a net zero carbon society...

Issue Brief

本書は、九州の31の県・市町村(自治体)がゼロカーボンシティ表明に至った 背景、現状、課題などを整理し、国内外の動向を踏まえつつ概観することで、今後の展開の一助となることを目的に作成したものである。九州でゼロカーボン表明を行った自治体は、環境省のイニシティブをきっかけ にしながらも、庁内の内発的な動きから表明に至ったところが多かった。表明後の展開として、ほとんどの自治体が計画策定・改定を通じて施策の 具体化を進めるのと同時に、域内のステークホルダーに向けた意識啓発の 活動を始めていた。 不確実性を包含する2050年を見据えた取り組みを表明自治体が着実に進める上で、実施体制、定量化、ロードマップの作成に課題を抱えていることが明らかとなった。

Research Report

This report identifies a range of possibilities. It does so by pointing out domestic and international issues that are the driving forces for social change, and referring to strategies and roadmaps put forward by governments and a range of organisations. This report summarises how these issues bring about social change and affect resource and...

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...

Policy Report



Policy Report

A diverse mix of environmental problems, such as traffic congestion, increasing amounts of waste, and air and water pollution, have surfaced around the world in line with rapidly growing populations and urban development. Climate change has also resulted in more frequent incidences of localised torrential rains, floods, droughts and landslides in...

Commissioned Report


Commissioned Report


1.低炭素技術の国際的評価と効率的な普及方策; 1) 日本の低炭素技術の国際普及に向けた技術マッチメイキング・プラットフォームの効果の評価とその強化策の検討及び評価、2) JCM スキームによる低炭素技術の国際普及による効果等の評価及び同技術の効果的な普及策の提案、インド及びタイにおける活動の成果の共有並びに今後の活動・連携強化に関する協議等をおこなうため、3) 国内検討会を開催し、活動を総括した。

2. 都市間連携事業のスケールアップに向けた評価・検証; 2013 年度以降に実施してきた案件形成事業から選定した事業に関して1)...

Commissioned Report
Ministry of the Environment Japan

The Japanese government has proposed a vision called "Circulating and Ecological Economy" in the Fifth Basic Environment Plan approved by the Cabinet in April 2018. The Circulating and Ecological Economy is an idea that aims to develop self-reliant and decentralized societies by leveraging regional resources, including natural environments and...

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SDGs City Reports

Sustainable Development Goals Reports on Cities - Launch of the World-First Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) on Shimokawa, Toyama, and Kitakyushu