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Discussion Paper

Hydrogen is a potentially transformative multi-functional fuel that could help many countries achieve ambitious decarbonisation targets. High concentrations of heavy industries and rising transport emissions make hydrogen’s potential particularly enticing in Asia. However, hydrogen’s widespread deployment requires assessing multiple dimensions of...

Fact Sheet
Side Event at the COP26 Japan Pavilion: Mutual Learning Program for Enhanced Transparency: capacity building for reporting under Article 6.2 and 13

Many countries have been making efforts to improve their capacities and prepare for the transition to the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement. To promote these efforts, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) have been conducting the Mutual Learning...

Presentation
The Challenging Issues of Environment/Climate Change Institution and Policy under SDGs Regime

Many countries have been making efforts to improve capacity for reporting on their climate actions and support internationally. To make a shift to the Paris Agreement's enhanced transparency framework, areas for further actions include as to how to ensure successful capacity building cases be spread even for countries with currently low capacity.

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Technical Report
Author:
Amr Osama
ABDEL-AZIZ
Ana-Maria
DANILA
Toghrul
FEYZIYEV
Olia
GLADE
Zammath
KHALEEL
Mwangi James
KINYANJUI
Juan Luis Martin
ORTEGA
Anne Nyatichi
OMAMBIA
Anand
SOOKUN
Vicente Paolo
YU

This summary report presents the results of the technical analysis of the third biennial update report of Malaysia, conducted by a team of technical experts in accordance with the modalities and procedures contained in the annex to decision 20/CP.19. The author at IGES (Chisa Umemiya) served as one of the co-leads.

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Politics and Governance

External emergency assistance (EEA) provided in the aftermath of a disaster has costs and benefits to the donor and recipient countries. Donors benefit from quick recovery feedback effects from the trade and cultural links, and recipient countries have additional resources to manage the emergency. However, EEA costs could outweigh the benefits...

Report Chapter
In Climate Ambition beyond Emission Numbers: Taking Stock of Progress by Looking Inside Countries and Sectors

Japan has raised its climate ambition by declaring its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and by setting a new target of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 46% against 2013 levels by 2030. This chapter provides a perspective on how Japan’s ambition has evolved since 2015, in terms of domestic discourse, governance to...

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Discussion Paper

In this discussion paper, we demonstrate why and how co-innovation can serve as a critical enabler of a bilateral Japan-India partnership on hydrogen technologies. We argue that more than conventional approaches to technology transfer, co-innovation places a premium on the role of multi-stakeholder collaboration in triggering the transition from...

Technical Report
Author:
Amr Osama
ABDEL-AZIZ
Ana-Maria
DANILA
Toghrul
FEYZIYEV
Olia
GLADE
Zammath
KHALEEL
Mwangi James
KINYANJUI
Juan Luis Martin
ORTEGA
Anne Nyatichi
OMAMBIA
Anand
SOOKUN
Vicente Paolo
YU

This summary report presents the results of the technical analysis of the third biennial update report of Thailand, conducted by a team of technical experts in accordance with the modalities and procedures contained in the annex to decision 20/CP.19. The author at IGES (Chisa Umemiya) served as one of the co-leads.

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Policy Report
ESCAP/North- East Asian Sub-regional Programme for Environmental Cooperation
Author:
Yang
Li
Meian
Chen
Diego
Montero
Ben
Abraham
Sangin
Kang

This report analyses and compares the low carbon city policies and practices of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, with the goal of identifying sector-specific and city-specific good practices that may be instructive to researchers and policymakers in the wider NEA region. It examines key national-level carbon mitigation policies and sector...

Discussion Paper

Japanese companies have pioneered the development of a large number of low-carbon technologies (LCTs). As a rapidly expanding economy with burgeoning energy requirements, India offers a significant potential market for Japanese LCTs. The industry sector in India accounts for a significant share of commercial energy use and hence carbon dioxide (CO2...