Zero Carbon Cities

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.

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Relevant Events

Past Event

11th High Level Seminar on Sustainable Cities

The High-Level Seminar (HLS) on Sustainable Cities (former title: HLS on Environmentally Sustainable Cities) is organised annually as a platform to gather together influential East and Southeast Asia policymakers, experts and practitioners working...

Relevant Publications

Presentation
High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020 Side Event "Satoyama Initiative – Societies in Harmony with Nature: An inclusive approach for communities, landscapes and seascapes"
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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Travel Behavior and Society
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...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
IISD, SDG Knowledge Hub
Story highlights: 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.
Training or Learning Material
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...
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...

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