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Submission to Policy Process
In 2015, the international community adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the centerpiece of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Every year the Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) and High Level Political Forum (HLPF) offer an important opportunity to assess regional and global progress on the SDGs. The 14...
Submission to Policy Process
Japan's current NDC targets a 26% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to the 2013 level. However, it has become clear that there is room to raise this target by matching the economic growth assumptions made when the NDC was formulated with actual figures, and making them more realistic. Drawing on the study’s results, IGES...
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Conference Proceeding
The Expert Thematic Workshop on Landscape Approaches for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
United Nations Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
This report is an output of the Expert Thematic Workshop on Landscape Approaches for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework held 3-6 September 2019 in Kumamoto, Japan, which was organized by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on...
Submission to Policy Process
IGES研究員が、SDGs推進本部幹事会が作成し、内閣府と外務省が意見募集した「持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)実施指針(改定版)の骨子」に対して提出したパブリックコメントです。 実施指針(改定版)の骨子は以下よりご覧いただけます。
Submission to Policy Process
This submission proposes elements related to common tabular formats (CTFs) for the electronic reporting of the information necessary to track progress made in implementing and achieving nationally determined contributions under Article 4 of the Paris Agreement. Summary of the submission: An additional instruction can be helpful for countries to...
Conference Paper
7th International Symposium on Environmental Sociology in East Asia (ISESEA)
Local-level actions toward sustainable societies have gained momentum following recent global agreements on sustainable development. These include, but not limited to the reconfiguration of production, consumption, resource management, etc. by the residents' groups and civil society organisations. It is important to note that local initiatives do...
Conference Paper
カーボンプライシングによる産業分野への影響を把握する方法としては、経済モデルシミュレーションにより、産業部門ごとにその影響を定量化する方法が用いられることが一般的であり、各部門に対する全体的な影響は、減免措置の制度設計などにおいて有益な情報となりうる。しかし、「2050年までの温室効果ガス大幅削減に向けた経済的措置に関する調査・検討」(IGESほか 2016)における「日本での本格的炭素税導入をめぐる議論」では、カーボンプライシングは、個々の企業にとって短期的にエネルギー及び原材料の調達コストの上昇のみを意味すると受け止められることが多い。これは、経済モデルシミュレーションで収益が増大しうる部門が発生しうると予測されたとしても同様であり...
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Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Annual Conference 2019
The participants of the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Annual Conference 2019 “The Role of Consumers in Triggering Change in Consumption & Production” brainstormed the root causes of the plastic waste problem and proposed policy recommendations based on national experiences and expertise on the issue. The following were the key insights...
Conference Paper
ISIE 2019 Beijing
The Asia-Pacific region is the cradle of production and the center stage of the world economy today. At the same time, the region is a flourishing arena of new socio-economic development driven by digitalization and servicization. In light of these trends, it is necessary to examine emerging opportunities for transitioning to Sustainable...