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Commissioned Report

Through the SDGs-FC, stakeholders in more than 24 ASEAN cities increased their awareness and knowledge of the SDGs, from ~20% (baseline) to > 80% on average. With 27 goals, 169 targets and over 200 unique indicators, the SDGs is a highly complicated and challenging framework for sub-national frontline officials, especially where...

Commentary (Op. Ed)

Commentary on reporting options under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement.

In this paper, we provided a summary of reporting options and its evaluation for the three information items which are required in the initial report and regular information under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement:

1) Timing of submission of the initial report;

2...

Training or Learning Material

This guidebook describes the process related to the JCM methodology from development to approval of the methodologies used in the Japan Crediting Mechanism (JCM), as well as the components of the JCM methodologies. This guidebook is designed as an introductory guide for the companies who are considering applying for JCM projects and for other...

Keywords:
JCM
Data or Tool

The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Supanut
Chotevitayatarakorn
Paweena
Panichayapichet

Executive summary

  • Under Article 6 paragraph 2 (Article 6.2) of the Paris Agreement (PA), Parties may take cooperative approaches in the implementation and achievement of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The draft guidance of Article 6.2 stipulates, inter alia, the reporting requirements for the participating Parties to engage in a...
Conference Proceeding

The Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT), launched at the G20 Energy and Environment Ministerial Meeting held in June 2019 in Karuizawa, Nagano, aims to provide an enabling environment for climate-risk informed decision-making and practical adaptation action through collaboration with partners, including national...

Presentation
7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum

IGES organized a special event "Filling the Adaptation Gap" together with Ministry of the Environment, Japan at 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaption Forum on March 2021.   

The session purpose was to share the latest scientific findings on climate change adaptation, by introducing the two latest and world-known scientific reports "Adaptation...

Data or Tool

IGES Biennial Update Report (BUR) Database provides key information reported in biennial update reports (BURs) submitted by Non-Annex I Countries to the UNFCCC. According to UNFCCC COP decision 2/CP.17, non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR by December...

Conference Paper
Author:
Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Network (APAN)
UNEP
IUCN

The Asia and the Pacific is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In 2020, the region faced a record number of climate-related disasters coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting tens of millions of vulnerable people. The need to address climate change threats and build resilience has never been more urgent than now.

This...

Data or Tool
Author:
Machiko
Louhisuo

The List of Grid Emission Factors aims to provide information to be utilized for research and analysis regarding emissions from electricity generation. A "grid emission factor" refers to a CO2 emission factor (tCO2/MWh) which will be associated with each unit of electricity provided by an electricity system. It is a parameter to determine the...