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To promote measures against global warming based on the Paris Agreement, and to ensure transition to decarbonised societies, it is important to link long-term targets/strategies with short- or mid-term concrete policy targets. As of August 2017, 155 “Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)” were submitted to UNFCCC (from 182 countries). In 2015...

Annual Report

This Annual Report covers the highlights of IGES research activities in FY2016 from April 2016 to June 2017. Featuring cross-cutting and practical research activities to promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it reports on the major activities in each research area (climate and energy...

Briefing Note

On 5-8 September 2017, the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment (the Summit) was convened in Bangkok, Thailand. This briefing note draws upon the observations of researchers from the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to underline key points involving the SDGs, air pollution, and resource efficiency that stood out...

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APEC Capacity Building Workshop on Environmental Provisions in FTAs/RTAs
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This presentation emphasizes the importance of assessing not only the environmental impacts, but also the broader sustainability impacts and linkages to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of recent efforts to negotiate trade agreements in the Asia Pacific region. Other questions to be addressed include who should conduct those assessments, when...

PR, Newsletter or Other

Considering the growing importance of scientific support to climate policy processes after the Paris Agreement, the current LCS-RNet steering group and government Focal Point members have leveraged various opportunities with concerned stakeholders to discuss the future of LCS-RNet, and having reviewed our past efforts and activities, we decided to...

Conference Proceeding
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2017)

ISAP is an annual forum aiming to promote diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with the participation of front-line experts and stakeholders from governments, international organisations, business and NGOs. The ninth ISAP was organised by IGES and UNU-IAS.

As the world works towards implementing the Paris...

Book Chapter
In Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

This chapter uses the Japan National Report on Disaster Reduction to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (Kobe, Japan) in 2005 and the National Progress Report on the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (2011-2013) premised on the Hyogo Framework for Action priority areas format to assess the status of disaster risk...

Briefing Note

This Briefing Note explores the implications for climate change, green finance, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the G20 Summit which was held in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July 2017. On climate, the final encouraging result was a consensus among all countries except for the US to maintain strong support for implementation of the Paris...

Policy Report

This new research report— based on surveys and personal interviews with as many as 250 Japanese companies—represents a first look at actions being undertaken by Japanese companies on SDG implementation.


Key observations and findings of the report include:
- Growing awareness, yet challenges remain. Awareness about the SDGs has increased among...

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Commissioned Report
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Ministry of the Environment, Japan

This pamphlet provides a basic introduction to the Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among China, Japan, and Korea (TEMM). Contents include an introduction, brief history, and organization. It includes the text of the second TEMM Joint Action Plan for Environmental Cooperation, the Action List of specific activities, and the TEMM 18 Joint...

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