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Working Paper
Enhanced collaboration with countries with advanced technologies is essential to closing greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation gaps in developing countries’ energy consuming and producing sectors. However, traditional models of technology transfer tend to focus on the sale of expensive technologies to developing countries, often subsidised through aid or...
Presentation
High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020 Side Event "Satoyama Initiative – Societies in Harmony with Nature: An inclusive approach for communities, landscapes and seascapes"
This presentation is about the critical role of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. It overviews the Satoyama Initiative, including the Satoyama Development Mechanism, and discusses resilience in the face of COVID-19...
Working Paper
While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Travel Behavior and Society
The spread of online taxi services is transforming mobility patterns in many of the world’s rapidly motorizing cities. Yet few studies have systematically assessed which factors are behind this transformation. This article fill this critical knowledge gap for the three fast-growing cities of Indonesia, namely, Semarang, Bogor and Bandung. The...
Data or Tool
The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Studies
Energy transition has been gaining significant policy attention in India, especially in the backdrop of the concerns about growing emissions from fossil fuels and the need for cleaner energy services. However, this has been one of the strategic dilemmas for the country. On the one hand, the increasing demand for fossil fuels is prompting critical...
Training or Learning Material
A ‘Voluntary Local Review’ (VLR) is a process whereby local and regional governments voluntarily carry out a review of progress being made in their implementation of the SDGs. This review includes policies, programmes, data, institutional set-ups and stakeholder engagement mechanisms to implement the 2030 Agenda at the local level. VLRs are then...
Working Paper
With only ten years left to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all UN member States in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, action is more urgent than ever. Cities, which are responsible for delivering many of the targets highlighted by the SDGs are accelerating their efforts. This is recognised by the...
Policy Report
A diverse mix of environmental problems, such as traffic congestion, increasing amounts of waste, and air and water pollution, have surfaced around the world in line with rapidly growing populations and urban development. Climate change has also resulted in more frequent incidences of localised torrential rains, floods, droughts and landslides in...
Book Chapter
In Plastic Waste and Recycling Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions
Eight of the world's top 20 countries as sources of marine debris are from Asia—China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and India (Jambeck et al., 2015). In other words, the Asia-Pacific region is now recognized as a hotspot of plastic pollution of the oceans. These countries are facing typical challenges...