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Book Chapter
In Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia

The widespread adoption of low emissions technologies in rapidly developing countries is critical to resolving the climate emergency.1 However, many fast growing economies lack the energy efficient, renewable, and other advanced technologies needed to mitigate climate change. Technology transfer could help address these countries need. Yet the...

Policy Report
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The Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched a report "SDGs and Business to Overcome the COVID-19 Pandemic: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan", showing the latest survey results on the actual status of Japanese companies' efforts regarding the SDGs.

This report, now...

Working Paper
Author:
Eri
Ikeda
Veronika
Gukova

Many developing countries consider that international support is vital for achieving their climate targets and accelerating actions, pledged in the so-called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), under the Paris Agreement. Thus, understanding what kind of international support they need is crucial for ensuring the provision of adequate...

Policy Report

This report is the third compilation report on policies and measures with regards to marine plastics litter taken / to be taken by the participating countries, regions and organizations. This comprehensive report was produced under the responsibility of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Government of Italy, with the support of the Ministry of...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Urban Sustainability
Author:
Marcin
Jarzebski
Thomas
Elmqvist
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Kensuke
Fukushi
Sofia
Eckersten
Dagmar
Haase
Julie
Goodness9
Sara
Khoshkar
Töres
Theorell
Nannan
Dong
Fumiko
Kasuga
Ryugo
Watanabe
Giles
Sioen
Makoto
Yokohari
Jian
Pu

Population ageing and shrinking are demographic phenomena with far-reaching implications for sustainability in the current context of extensive and rapid urbanization. This Perspective rationalizes their interface by (a) identifying the challenges and opportunities that ageing and shrinking urban populations will have for implementing the...

Report Chapter
In 北九州市海外水ビジネス推進協議会設立10周年記念誌

北九州市海外水ビジネス推進協議会(KOWBA)は2020年に設立10周年を迎えた。その節目に際してKOWBAが作成した記念誌の一部として「北九州市が取り組む海外水ビジネス」を執筆した。これは「持続可能な社会への挑戦-北九州市とアジア都市との連携」(2018年7月)と「北九州における水ビジネス海外展開の歴史と発展」(2020年3月)に基づいた内容となっている。IGES北九州アーバンセンターとして北九州市の国際政策を20周年以上見つめてきた立場から、北九州市の海外水ビジネス、並びにKOWBAの役割や未来について論じている。

Book Chapter
In Ketahanan Iklim Perkotaan (English: Urban Climate Resilience)

In Bahasa: Membangun Kota-kota rendah karbon di Indonesia memerlukan tiga faktor utama yang berkontribusi: membangun kapasitas, melibatkan pemangku kepentingan, dan memobilisasi sumber daya. Faktor-faktor tersebut tidak terpisah atau berbeda-beda namun saling tumpang tindih dan saling memperkuat satu sama lain. Sebagai ilustrasi, peningkatan...

Book Chapter
In Ketahanan Iklim Perkotaan (English: Urban Climate Resilience)

In Bahasa:
Pengembangan skenario pembangunan rendah karbon dapat digunakan untuk membantu perencanaan jangka menengah dan jangka panjang sehingga membantu para pengambil kebijakan kota-kota besar agar dapat mengadopsi lebih awal mengenai cetak biru perencanaan. Proses perencanaan skenario pengurangan emisi di masa yang akan datang untuk skala kota...

Book Chapter
In Scenarios of Environmental Resilience and Transformation in Times of Climate Change: Effects and Lessons from the COVID-19

Five years after the SDGs were adopted and just when the United Nations called for realising the Decade of Action, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the progress of the SDGs and even reversed some of the achievements that the world made over years. With most countries struggling to overcome the pandemic and revive the economy, losing the focus on the...

Book
Editor:
Maiko
Nishi
Suneetha
M. Subramanian
Himangana
Gupta
Madoka
Yoshino

This open access book is a compilation of case studies that provide useful knowledge and lessons that derive from on-the-ground activities and contribute to policy recommendations, focusing on the relevance of social-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) to “transformative change.” The concept of “transformative change” has been...