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Submission to Policy Process

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has developed the following key messages to share at the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2021). The messages are organized around six APFSD 2021 agenda items, and outline how policymakers can preserve a harmonious relationship between nature and humanity in the COVID-19...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Urbanization and concomitant challenges pose a great threat to sustainable development. Urban and rural development
interacts through the flows of people, materials, energy, goods, capital, and information. Without building sound urban–rural linkages, achieving development in one area could compromise it in another area. Achieving sustainable...

Presentation
Data-oriented Approaches to the Social Sciences and Humanities
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The workshop was organized by Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University in February 2021. The workshop focused on the data oriented approaches for social science and policy making processes. This presentation was invited to the 'Innovations and continuous challenges to the use of hard data in the humanities and social sciences' panel...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Susatainability
Author:
Alessio
Mastrucci
Bas J
van Ruijven

The evolution of long-term sustainable societies is closely connected to the transformation of the physical built environment in which those societies operate. In this paper, we present a comprehensive set of narratives for the built environment in Japan, consistent with the shared socio-economic pathways (SSPs) framework, to assess the future...

Presentation
Policy dialogue under the city to city collaboration between Da Nang and Yokohama toward low-carbon smart city
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The presentation at the policy dialogue meeting under the city to city collaboration (between Da Nang and Yokohama) project funded by Ministry of Environment Japan. IGES presented the key GHG reduction potential areas and targets for formulating climate action plans in Da Nang city. The further research consortium was also suggested involving key...

Research Report

This report identifies a range of possibilities. It does so by pointing out domestic and international issues that are the driving forces for social change, and referring to strategies and roadmaps put forward by governments and a range of organisations. This report summarises how these issues bring about social change and affect resource and...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Diego
Silva Herran

This paper highlights the challenges for realising Japan's long-term strategy (LTS) for decarbonisation, also referred to as the mid-century strategy (MCS), and the role of scenario analysis in the formulation and strengthening of this strategy. Although the government of Japan declared on 26 October 2020 to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
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“Just Transition” is an important, brand new concept to implement policies towards decarbonisation of the power sector in Japan. However, a knowledge gap still remains between this concept and policy discussion at a practical level. Therefore, using the existing scenarios of decarbonisation of the power sector and employment factors for the power...

Policy Report

Starting in August 2019, the SWITCH Asia SCP Facility has provided technical support to Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) for development of the National Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production (2021.2030) (NAP on SCP). The SCP Facility established a team of international and national experts to conduct an assessment on...