Dr.
Eric ZUSMAN

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Submission to Policy Process

新型コロナウイルス感染症(以下、COVID-19)は、地域における健康上の危機から、世界においてすべてを覆い尽くす世界的大流行(パンデミック)・経済災害へと大きく変化した。COVID-19の感染は急速に広がり、世界のほぼすべての地域の人々の日常生活が大きな影響を受けている。実際、2020年10月には、世界で5,000万人以上が公式にウイルス陽性と診断され、その結果150万人以上が死亡し、北半球が冬を迎え、屋内での時間が増えるにつれ、これらの数字は急速に増大しつある。このような事態は、地方から国、国際に至るあらゆるレベルの公的主体が、現状への対策および将来への復興プログラムに関して、分野と国境を越えて密接に調整し協力する必要性を明確にしている。

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Submission to Policy Process

COVID-19 has morphed from a dangerous regional health threat to an all-consuming global pandemic and economic disaster. COVID-19’s rapid spread has had far-reaching implications on the everyday lives of people in nearly all corners of the world. In fact, as of October 2020, at least 50 million people globally have tested positive for the virus, and...

Submission to Policy Process

This submission, which includes a paper maintaining that indigenous knowledge and philosophical richness can help Asia transition to a more sustainable development paths, argues for a greater focus on looking back as countries move toward a post-pandemic future. More concretely, the paper outlines why and how countries in Asia should collaborate in...

Discussion Paper

Learning from cultural traditions and philosophies could help place countries in Asia on more sustainable development paths. This paper argues why and outlines how countries in Asia should collaborate in pooling and promoting good practices grounded in indigenous knowledge and philosophies to mainstream sustainability at the local, national...

Presentation
Regional Workshop on New Paradigms of Innovation and Technology to Address the Challenges of Covid-19 Pandemic

International collaboration in technological innovation is critical in redesigning economies as countries are shaping strategies to address COVID-19 impacts.

This presentation was made at the Regional Workshop on ‘New Paradigms of Innovation and Technology to Address the Challenges of Covid-19 Pandemic’. 3. 11. 2020 | held at Tashkent...

Presentation
Earth League Annual Workshop

This presentation, delivered by Eric Zusman on behalf of IGES President Kazuhiko Takeuchi at the Earth League Annual Workshop on 20 October 2020, is entitled "Greening the COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Redesign" and outlines the IGES Triple R Framework, the case for integrated approaches to respond to COVID-19, and potential applications of the...

Presentation

These slides were used for a video commentary on the main takeaways of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75), which was held virtually for the first time in the history of the UN in 2020. There are two versions of the video commentary available (short and extended) and they provide insight into the five crises of focus...

Policy Brief

Climate smart agriculture (CSA) consists of more than 70 technological and behavioural changes that can help farmers mitigate and build resilience to climate change while generating sustainable yields.  Despite this wealth of alternatives, CSA has not been adopted at large enough scales to realise its considerable promise. Studies explaining the...

Presentation
Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Productivity Talk

While COVID-19 has caused tremendous socioeconomic loss and suffering, it has also opened opportunities for an environmentally sustainable future.

This APO Talk with Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Research Leader Dr. Eric Zusman, Programme Director Andre Mader, and Communications Coordinator Matthew Hengesbaugh suggests...

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