In recent years, the severity of climate-related disasters has intensified across the world, and we have seen great damage caused by typhoons and heavy rainfall in Japan. Climate change is predicted to exacerbate disaster risk in the future, and...
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A Virtual Side Event for the APFSD
How Can the Asia-Pacific Achieve the SDGs in the COVID-19 Era?: Sectoral Integration and Social Inclusion
On May 18, 2020, the virtual side event for the APFSD was held with a total attendance of 288 people. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) jointly organised this...
UNFCCC-COP25 Side Event
The Paris Agreement and the SDGs were both adopted in 2015, and as such, they have a complementary relationship. We need to make sure that our efforts to proceed with both of these are carried out in an integrated manner. For example, the IPCC...
UNFCCC-COP25 Side Event (LCS-RNet)
In response to the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UK government requested the Climate Change Commission to advise on achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions. France has set up an independent High Council on Climate to...
Symposium open for public
EU-Japan Climate Change Policy Symposium: Use of scenario analysis to form the long-term strategy under the Paris Agreement
Japan adopted its Long-term Strategy under the Paris Agreement (Cabinet decision, 11 June 2019), envisioning a paradigm shift to an economic and social system for zero GHG emissions, without emissions in the second half of the century. With...
ACP/IIASA Joint International Workshop
Implementing Solutions to Air Pollution and Climate Change in Asia: Building Capacities, Strengthening Policies, and Financing Technologies
Approximately 4 billion people, around 92 percent of the population in Asia and the Pacific, are exposed to levels of air pollution that pose a significant risk to their health. Though developed countries like Japan have made visible progress...
Integrated and Inclusive Approaches to the SDGs in Asia and Globally: Coming Together Around Shared Solutions
This event was divided into two sections on what is needed to take an integrated and inclusive approach to the SDGs. The first section discussed a whole-of-Japan approach to the SDG. The second session offered a more focused discussion.
Commemorating the Japanese Edition of the “Science-Based Solutions Report: Air Pollution in the Asia-Pacific Region” “Symposium on New Directions and Future Initiatives for Air Pollution Control in Asia" -Aiming to simultaneously solve problems with air
Air pollution, which has become a serious social problem in the Asia-Pacific region, is closely related to climate change, in terms of both impact and necessary countermeasures. It is also an important issue for achieving the SDGs. Thus, at the...
The Commemorative Symposium on the IPCC Session convened in Kyoto: “To Realize a Decarbonized Society – the State of the World and Kyoto’s Challenges”
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), together with the City of Kyoto, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) Japan, and the Ministry of the Environment Japan will hold an international symposium, “To Realize a...
How Can Asia Manage Air Pollution and Climate Change? From Understanding Impacts to Implementing Solutions
The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organised an international workshop titled “How Can Asia Manage Air Pollution and Climate Change? From Understanding Impacts to...