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Commentary (Op. Ed)
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Augustine
Kwan
In Southeast Asia, national governments are busy incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national development policies. But while central mandates for implementing the goals are expected to eventually “trickle down” to cities, this process is being slowed by the comprehensive nature of the goals, requiring significant...
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Submission to Policy Process
This submission is the IGES’s view on agenda item 6 of the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), “Matters relating to the global stocktake referred to in Article 14 of the Paris Agreement”. With a view to contributing the development of modalities of the global stocktake, it proposes the overall framework (consisted of technical and...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
At the May 2017 session of UN Climate Change Conference (SB 46) and the Innovate4Climate, Parties and non-Party stakeholders explored Article 6 implementation, innovation, and the role of non-Party stakeholders. The inclusion of Article 6 to cater to market-based mechanisms in the celebrated Paris Agreement (PA) was a surprising turnout even for...
Submission to Policy Process

Initiatives on Food Waste Prevention in Japan

9th meeting of Working Party on Resource Productivity and Waste (WPRPW), OECD
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During the 9th WPRPW meeting of OECD, food waste prevention and good practices in assessing the related policies were discussed in a roundtable session. From Japan, Hotta from IGES shared information on Japan's initiative on food waste prevention in Japan and submitted a short report to WPRPW process.
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Commentary (Op. Ed)
IISD SDG Knowledge Hub Guest Articles
This article proposes a conceptual framework that identified five types of Goals, and explains the complex relationships among them. Means-type goals can be classified into five categories, by function: resources, environment, education, economy, and governance. Approaching the SDGs as a system where different goals play different roles can help to...