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Issue Brief
Editor:
Sylvia
LOREK
The overall objective of the REDUCTIONS* project is to identify the potential for absolute resource and energy use reduction in production-consumption systems at all levels and to explore ways to realise this potential. The project has the ambition to generate knowledge-for-action and aims to propose science-based policies and strategies with a...
Peer-reviewed Article
In 21st Conference of International Input-Output Association
From 1971 to 2010, world trade grew fast by 10% per year on average (World Trade Organization 2011). The rapid growth of international trade contributes not only national economic growth but also increasing environmental pressures, such as raw material extraction and depletion, carbon emissions, water resource deterioration and landscape change and...
PR, Newsletter or Other
With the goal of reporting environmental issues and actions on the formation of sustainable societies in the Asia-Pacific region, since 1998 the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has gathered and compiled news on environmental issues and policies and released them annually as the top environmental news in the Asia-Pacific. This...
PR, Newsletter or Other
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has been releasing a collection of the top news items on the environment in the Asia-Pacific region every year since 1998. This has been with the aim of collecting and organising information about environmental issues and policy trends in the region, and to report on how the region addresses...
Policy Brief
This policy brief includes a comparative analysis between Japan's public timber procurement policy and those of several European countries. In addition to identifying a set of elements that public timber procurement policies must include to favour legal and sustainable timber, it provides recommendations for further strengthening Japan's policy on...
Policy Report
This report presents the results of IGES research on public timber procurement policy to date. It includes a comparative analysis between Japan’s policy and those of several European countries. In addition to providing recommendations for further strengthening Japan’s policy, the report identifies a generic set of elements that public timber...
Discussion Paper
In mitigating climate change, the Kyoto Protocol requires Annex I countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In achieving their targets, the Kyoto Protocol allows the countries to use the Kyoto Mechanisms (KM), including emissions trading (ET), which is recognized as one of the most cost-effective ways. Prior to the official start of...