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Peer-reviewed Article
In MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology
Due to ever increasing demand, the electronics industry has been growing at a rapid pace, and therefore handling and management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) has become one of the key problems in the modern world. Improper handling and management of WEEE in developing countries can cause a huge environmental damage and threats...
PR, Newsletter or Other
The Brochure on the Joint Crediting Mechanism developed for stakeholders in Mongolia aims to provide general information on the JCM Financing Programme, review process on project proposals, and answers to the frequently asked questions. The JCM promotes leading low carbon technologies for climate change mitigation and sustainable development.
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
Food waste remains a critical issue in Japan, especially in light of the country's low food self-sufficiency rate and shortage of available landfill sites for waste disposal. In order to evaluate options for further preventing and mitigating food waste in Japan, we analyzed food waste trends by estimating the disparity between calorie/protein...
Briefing Note
The first G20 Summit meeting in China was held in Hangzhou on 4 and 5 September, 2016. This IGES Briefing Note considers the implications of the meeting for climate change, green finance and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the overall context of holding the meeting in China for the first time. From a sustainability perspective, the...
Issue Brief
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...
Data or Tool
IGES made a proposal of an MRV methodology for the JCM projects which installs solar PV systems to the JCM Joint Committee between Mongolia and Japan. The Joint Committee approved a methodology MN_AM003 "Installation of Solar PV System" on the basis of this proposal. The attached proposed version (PM_003) includes three documents: the JCM Proposed...
Presentation
Urban Transition Global Summit 2016
Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 brought together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to review the latest research and practice towards developing an urban future that is more economically competitive, sustainable and resilient, equitable and inclusive and digitally supported. IGES was invited to the...
Presentation
Urban Transition Global Summit 2016
Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 brought together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to review the latest research and practice towards developing an urban future that is more economically competitive, sustainable and resilient, equitable and inclusive and digitally supported. IGES was invited to the...
Issue Brief
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...