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Data or Tool

This pamphlet offers a description of IGES’s set of Climate Databases. Having been developed in some cases over more than 10 years, the Databases compile unique data about climate change policies and sustainable development projects, and offer in-depth insights through analytics, summary and figures.

All Databases are freely accessible online...

Working Paper

Climate actions by non-Party stakeholders, including companies, have a significant potential to fill the gap in the global emissions reductions trajectory. While accountability of countries as Parties to the Paris Agreement will be ensured under a new ‘transparency framework’ stipulated in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement, accountability of non...

Data or Tool

IGES made a proposal of an MRV methodology for the JCM projects which installs solar PV systems to the JCM Joint Committee between Chile and Japan. The Joint Committee approved a methodology CL_AM001 Ver1.0 "Installation of Solar PV System" on the basis of this proposal. The attached version (PM_001) includes three documents: the JCM Proposed...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Environmental Research
Author:
Minoru
Morita

This study analysed the greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement cost of renewable energy projects developed through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in China, India and ASEAN countries. The results from this study show that the average abatement cost for all renewable energy technology including biomass, hydro, wind and solar renewable energy in ASEAN...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
Author:
Weishi
Zhang
David
Stern
Wenjia
Cai
Can
Wang

Households may imperfectly implement energy saving measures. This study identifies two factors resulting in imperfect use of energy-saving technology by households. Households often continue to use old technologies alongside new ones, and the energy-saving technologies have shorter actual lifetimes than their designed lifetimes. These two factors...

Conference Paper
SWAPPCon 2017

Upon the invitation by Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines (SWAPP) to make a presentation on behalf of CCAC-IGES for our ongoing project in the Philippines, I made a presentation on the topic "Development of National Action plan for reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) from Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in...

Presentation
The International Symposium on Regional Green Development

Funded by the Government of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has been conducting empirical studies on carbon pricing in Northeast Asia. The related policy progress is generally laggard in this region compared with that in Europe. One of the main barriers may be attributed to the high resistance from...

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...

Issue Brief

Executive Summary:
The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the latest movement of the emissions trading scheme (ETS), with a focus on the three key Asian carbon markets in Tokyo, China (esp. the pilots) and the Republic of Korea (hereinafter abbreviated as Korea). The key findings are as follows:
- As of 2017, the global share...