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Author:
Katherine Rittenhouse
Peter Sopher
Daniel Francis
Stefano De Clara
Jeff Swartz
This case study covers the experimental Japanese voluntary ETS, the J-Credit System, the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program, the Joint Crediting Mechanism, Commentary on Market Functioning, and Policy Distinction.Remarks:This case study is co-authored by the IGES, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the Environmental Defense Fund...
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Assuming all thermal power plants currently planned for construction and replacement are put into operation, coal-fired and gas-fired power plants need to operate below 56% and 43%, respectively, of their capacity factor in order to achieve Japan’s electric power sector’s voluntary emissions intensity targets for 2030. However, the voluntary...
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The Paris Agreement calls for an acceleration of support to developing countries to develop their national adaptation plans (NAPs) and integrate climate change adaptation into development policies. Eleven out of 14 surveyed countries already have their own NAPs or equivalent, and NAP preparation is underway in the remaining three countries. However...
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The focus of disaster risk reduction has changed from response-based approaches to pre-disaster preparedness, mitigation and risk reduction approaches over the course of the last 25 years. However, the progress of this transition in focus has been slowed by a narrow perspective on risk reduction, which is yet to be fully mainstreamed into climate...
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Financial inclusion, which aims to provide appropriate financial services to disadvantaged and economically marginalised segments of society, contributes to both sustainable development and climate change adaptation. The creation of enabling regulatory frameworks, guidelines and supportive infrastructure by governments is key to the further...
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Water is one of the enablers for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement goals, especially on adaption. However, global water resources are under increasing pressure due to the growing gap between water supply and demand, wasteful use of water, anthropogenic water pollution, lack of integration in sectoral...
Issue Brief
Author:
Kaoru
Ichikawa
William
Dunbar
Yohsuke
Amano
A policy mechanism is needed to better integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable management of terrestrial and maritime ecosystems in a practical and coherent way in order to achieve food security and improved livelihoods. An integrated landscape approach can provide the basis for such a mechanism by facilitating...
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The Great East Japan Earthquake highlighted the importance of building diversified energy systems suited to local areas. Since April in 2016, the electric power retail market has been fully liberalized in Japan. This pamphlet explains the background of establishment of local energy companies by local governments in Japan, summarizes and compares...
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While synergies among climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCA&M) policies clearly exist, little common understanding has been established on how to introduce CCA&M policies in an integrated manner. A holistic approach to land-use planning and management at the local level can help meet this challenge. To test this idea, with support from the...