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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Addressing the prevailing mode of high-carbon lifestyles is crucial for the transition towards a net-zero carbon society. Existing studies fail to fully investigate the underlining factors of unsustainable lifestyles beyond individual determinants nor consider the gaps between current footprints and reduction targets. This study examines latent...
Training or Learning Material
Global Knowledge Exchange on SDG 12 Policy Tools
At GIZ's global knowledge exchange on SDG 12 policy tools, a poster on top-runner approach was presented by Hotta, IGES. Key elements, or components, or structure, or mechanism •Mandatory energy efficiency standard based on functions of products •Top-runners of the market make the realistic standards. •Gradual increase in standard levels over years...
Presentation

Top-runner Programme of Japan

Global Knowledge Exchange on SDG 12 Policy Tools
Overview of Japan's Top runner programme was presneted to policy makers in chanrge of green public procurement and SCP in ASEAN member states.
Presentation
10th International Conference on Industrial Ecology
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio
In this study, carbon footprints of households are estimated based on a combination of physical consumption and monetary-based data. Long-term targets for carbon footprints are established based on a review of existing emission scenarios. Hotspots for lifestyle carbon footprints, in nutrition, housing, mobility, and other domains, are identified...
Presentation
10th International Conference on Industrial Ecology
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In this presentation, the characteristics of different consumer segments and their carbon footprints will be examined based on the analysis of consumer expenditure and time-use survey data. It utilises anonymised survey microdata and carbon intensity from existing EEIOA databases and focuses on in-depth analysis of the relationships between...
Research Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio
Tämä raportti ehdottaa hiilijalanjälkitavoitteita ja vaihtoehtoja sille, miten yhteiskunta voi elämäntapamuutosten kautta rajoittaa ilmaston lämpenemisen enintään 1,5 asteeseen Pariisin ilmastosopimuksen tavoitteiden mukaisesti. Sekä aihetta käsittelevä kirjallisuus että poliittinen päätöksenteko ja liike-elämä ovat toistaiseksi keskittyneet...
Technical Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio
This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...
Presentation
The 13th Biennial International Conference on Ecobalance (Ecobalance 2018)
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This poster presentation received The People's Choice Award at the 13th Biennial International Conference on Ecobalance, 9-12 Oct. 2018, Tokyo, Japan. The poster was selected among over 90 posters by the votes of the participants. The Paris Agreement envisions a net negative carbon society by the second half of the century. Existing studies on...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio
This commentary summarises the key findings and implications of the study on Lifestyle Carbon Footprints: Long-term targets and case studies of the carbon footprints of household consumption. This study introduces and develops an approach to establishing lifestyle carbon footprints: greenhouse gases directly emitted during and indirectly induced by...
Conference Paper
The 6th International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI-2018)
The assessment of mitigation targets is particularly important to provide mitigation opportunities for all stakeholders within a country. This paper assessed the mitigation ambition of Japan’s 2030 emission reduction target determined by nationally determined contribution (NDC) for the Paris Agreement based on the comparison of main drivers for CO2...