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Presentation
Regional Workshop on New Paradigms of Innovation and Technology to Address the Challenges of Covid-19 Pandemic
International collaboration in technological innovation is critical in redesigning economies as countries are shaping strategies to address COVID-19 impacts. This presentation was made at the Regional Workshop on ‘New Paradigms of Innovation and Technology to Address the Challenges of Covid-19 Pandemic’. 3. 11. 2020 | held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan...
Policy Report
Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched of a report “SDGs and Business in the ESG era: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan”.* This latest report includes the results of the questionnaire survey as well as how both financial institutions and companies address ESG finance...
Policy Report
In the context of the current global surge of interest in sustainable finance, this report presents the findings of a study comparing the policy landscapes covering such issues in Japan and in the EU. The objective of the report is to provide an overview of, and identify the key characteristics deployed in each of these two jurisdictions, and then...
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...
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...
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...
Commissioned Report
This project has been designed to provide support for the formulation of the local climate change action pan (LCCAP) based on a request from Davao City under city-to-city cooperation between Kitakyushu and Davao. Concrete mitigation measures are positioned in this action plan and the use of the financing programme for Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Energy for Sustainable Development
Using the available information and a standard econometric approach analyzing the time series dataset, this study identifies the interactions between electricity, fossil fuel and carbon market prices in Guangdong, China. The result confirms a long running co-integration between carbon market prices and the prices of coal, diesel and liquid natural...
Discussion Paper
This paper provides some background information on coal industry transition that has occurred recently in China, and shows prospects for better transition management with a focus on employment. Using statistical data and scenario analysis results provided in existing literature, changes in coal consumption, production and international trade in...