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Effective solid waste management is critical for achieving sustainable development in municipalities. In the last half century, urban cities around the world have grown significantly, and experts forecast that this trend will continue into the future. Increased populations coupled with rapid urban buildup put enormous stress on municipalities...
Policy Report
Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched of a report “SDGs and Business in the ESG era: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan”.* This latest report includes the results of the questionnaire survey as well as how both financial institutions and companies address ESG finance...
Working Paper
JCM-SDGs linkage guidance can be utilized to identify and analyse how the JCM projects contribute to achieving the SDGs. It shows linkages between JCM project types and SDG Targets. Measuring JCM project contributions to the SDGs would support a company’s internal communication and decision-making towards integration of the SDGs and business...
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The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Implementation in Thailand 2020 – Utilizing the JCM during the COVID-19 Period –
This presentation provides the linkages between the JCM and SDGs, and future potential contributions to SDGs achievement through the JCM project implementation in the partner countries. It highlights the following key messages: 1. The JCM contributes to not only environmental and economic SDGs but also social dimension of the SDG Goals and Targets...
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This report assesses to what extent the national governments of ASEAN countries have made concrete domestic efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of policies and budgets as listed in their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). Methods used by this report are similar to those used by a comparable study of the G20...
Policy Report
In the context of the current global surge of interest in sustainable finance, this report presents the findings of a study comparing the policy landscapes covering such issues in Japan and in the EU. The objective of the report is to provide an overview of, and identify the key characteristics deployed in each of these two jurisdictions, and then...
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...
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
This report is the first publication to analyse the inter-linkage between Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aims to clarify how the JCM contributes to SDGs targets. The JCM projects are mainly developed between a Japanese company and a local company in the partner country; therefore, we included interviews...
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Non Peer-reviewed Article
In The Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport
This report was produced by Hirotaka Koike, a participant of the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport in 2019. Advocacy must help convince key players, such as development agencies, NGOs, all levels of government, and the private sector, that sustainable transport has the true potential to change the current development trajectory. However, a...
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