As the impacts of climate change increase in frequency and intensity every year, many local governments are under pressure to take action to protect the health and daily lives of their residents. This page will provide information on decarbonisation in cities, based on IGES' contributions to the promotion of climate action and other SDGs in cities and collaboration among Japanese and other Asian cities.
Training for "Creating Sustainable, Zero-Carbon Societies through City-to-City Collaboration"
11th High Level Seminar on Sustainable Cities
“Driving the Green Recovery and Redesign” at The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency
Role of the Satoyama Initiative for the Achievement of the SDGs and Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in the Face of COVID-19
This presentation is about the critical role of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. It overviews the Satoyama Initiative, including the Satoyama Development Mechanism, and discusses resilience in the face of COVID-19...
Explaining the spread of online taxi services in Semarang, Bogor and Bandung, Indonesia; a discrete choice analysis
The spread of online taxi services is transforming mobility patterns in many of the world’s rapidly motorizing cities. Yet few studies have systematically assessed which factors are behind this transformation. This article fill this critical knowledge gap for the three fast-growing cities of Indonesia, namely, Semarang, Bogor and Bandung. The...
How Can Voluntary Local Reviews Contribute to the SDG Decade of Action? An Assessment of VLRs to Date
- 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.
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...
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...