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Technical Report
This report examines the feasibility of Japan not only achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, but also making significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, so as to make its cumulative emissions as small as possible, thereby contributing to the global goal of limiting the average temperature increase to below 1.5°C compared to the pre...
Technical Report
Book Chapter
In Hydrogen in Decarbonization Strategies in Asia and the Pacific
This chapter explores the interest in hydrogen adoption across Asian countries for achieving net-zero goals, with a particular focus on Japan's prominent role. While Japan has taken strides in hydrogen initiatives, the extent to which its strategy aligns with ambitious climate targets remains uncertain. The chapter emphasises the importance of...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
Working Paper
ADBI Working Paper Series
Japan has adopted several policies that signal its intent to rely on hydrogen to achieve net-zero climate goals. However, many of those same policies are unclear about its support for a transition to green hydrogen. Relying on gray and blue hydrogen without a transition to green hydrogen will harm the climate. It will also result in several other...
Commissioned Report
Submission to Policy Process
Marie Supnet
Marie Lukban
Marie David
In response to the call for inputs to the third technical dialogue of the first Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement, this submission intends to present an approach for non-state actors (NSAs) to engage with the implementation of the Global Stocktake (GST). It builds on the voices of NSAs collected through an initiative called “iGST Southeast...
Translation of non-IGES Material
United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP]
国連環境計画(UNEP)が発表した「Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window - Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies - Executive Summary」の日本語翻訳版(暫定非公式訳)。2030年までの排出ギャップ、すなわち約束された排出削減量とパリ協定の気温目標達成に必要な排出削減量とのギャップを埋めるための行動の進捗は、国連気候変動枠組条約第26回締約国会議(COP26)以降、非常に限定的であるとして、広範かつ大規模な、そして迅速な変革を経済全体で進める必要性を強調し、電力供給、産業、運輸...
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Updated: January 2024

IGES Activity on COP28

Hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP28) will begin on 30 November 2023. Before, during and after COP28, this Special Webpage
Updated: July 2023

G7 (2023) Special webpage

The G7 Ministers' Meeting on Climate, Energy, and Environment was recently held in Sapporo, Japan, ahead of the G7 Hiroshima Summit on May 19-21. In this special issue, we provide in-depth coverage of the latest updates and insights from th
Updated: November 2022

IGES Activity on UNFCCC COP27

27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) will be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 November to 18 November. On this special webpage, you will find information on side events during COP27, as well as explanatory articles and related
Updated: March 2023

Net-zero: Towards 1.5°C Goal

In 2021, Japan announced its Green Growth Strategy, setting out a roadmap for key technologies in line with its commitment on carbon neutrality by 2050. Japan has embarked on several initiatives on transformative technology in key sectors, with the a
Updated: December 2021

IGES Activity on UNFCCC COP26

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom between 31 October and 12 November. On this special webpage, you will find information on side events during COP26, as well as explanato