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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
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Since 2015, the international policy community has started to agree on international agreements with ambitious middle-term and long-term goals, highly relevant to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) such as those seen in the Paris Agreement, SDGs, and the plastic-related agreements at the G7 and G20 processes. Along with this trend, there...

Training or Learning Material

Plastic pollution and marine litter is one of today's most serious emerging issues and without any countermeasures, the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050, posing a threat to the environment and our way of life. It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased pollution from disposable products, such as plastic...

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Conservation
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Biodiversity knowledge is communicated by scientists to policymakers at the biodiversity “science-policy interface” (SPI). Although the biodiversity SPI is the subject of a growing body of literature, gaps in our understanding include the efficacy of mechanisms to bridge the interface, the quality of information exchanged between science and policy...

Policy Report
Author:
Joseph Edward Alegado
Jose Miguel Aliño
Stephen Cheuk Fai Chow
Ma. Brida Lea Diola
Lea Gurrero
Von Hernandez
Yuichi Ishimura
Effie Kim
Doun Moon
Mitsu Okuno
Gemma Pelogio
Peixun Pey
Tiara Samson
Satyarupa Shekhar Swain
Maria Antonia Tanchuling,
Vu Duc Canh

Plastic is ubiquitous: we use it for life-saving medical devices, clothing, toys and cosmetics; we use it in agriculture and industry. But we also know the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans. 

For example, the amount of plastic that some fulmars accumulate in their stomachs during their lives is...

Conference Proceeding
Awareness Workshop (Webinar): Japanese Environmental Technologies to monitor emissions from thermal power plants and other energy-intensive industries in India

The Kansai Research Center (KRC) of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) took up the issue of air pollution in India and hosted an awareness workshop on Japanese technologies to monitor emissions from thermal power plants and other energy-intensive industries in India on 17 February 2021.The objective of the workshop was to...

Working Paper
ADBI Working Paper Series

Adopted in 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were intended to motivate governments and the international community to address the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. However, most countries are not on pace to achieve the SDGs. The economic and human toll of the...

Commissioned Report

本調査では、スウェーデン、デンマーク、ドイツ、フィンランド及びフランスの 5 カ国を対象に、各国の持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)の①実施体制、②進捗状況の評価方法、③その 他独自の取組を調べた。これらの国は持続可能な開発ソリューション・ネットワーク(SDSN)とベルテルスマン財団が発表している SDG 指数等、SDGs の進捗状況に関する世界ランキ ングで常に上位につけている。これらの国の実施体制や進捗状況の評価方法等を理解する ことは、日本を含む他の国々における SDGs の実施を強化するのに有益と考えられる。 調査は、机上調査と聞き取り調査を組み合わせる手法をとった。机上調査では、各国の自発 的国家レビュー(VNR)、SDGs 行動計画、その他の関連文書を精査した。さらに、5...

Briefing Note

第5回国連環境総会の第1回会合(UNEA5.1)が2021年2月22日~23日に開催された。

UNEAは、国連環境計画(UNEP)の意思決定機関として国際的な環境ガバナンスにおいて重要な役割を担っている。隔年で開催され、193の国連加盟国および関連ステークホルダーが参加し、UNEPの優先課題を概観するとともにグローバルな環境アジェンダの設定を目的としている。

通常はナイロビのUNEP本部で開催されるが、今回のUNEAはCOVID-19パンデミックの影響によりすべてオンラインで行われ、UNEA開催の前週からUNEA開催中まで、ユース環境総会(2月12日~20日)、国連サイエンス‐ビジネス環境政策フォーラム(2月18日~20日)も含めて12...

Briefing Note

The 2021 United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.1) took place on February 22-23 2021.

As the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) universal-membership governing body, UNEA plays an important role in international environmental governance. Held biennially, UNEA brings together the UN’s 193 member states and other stakeholders to...