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Technical Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...

Submission to Policy Process
Author:
Takeo
Tadono
Masato
Hayashi
Osamu
Ochiai
Mariko
Harada
Ko
Hamamoto
Takashi
Nishimura
Takahiro
Ikenoue
Mari
Miura
Hiroki
Miyazono
Hiroaki
Okonogi
Pedro Alberto Bignelli
Nara Vidal Pantoja
Daniel Moraes de Freitas

(Japanese title: 熱帯林違法伐採の検知(JJ-FAST))

This submission provides our input for the first Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement. Our input focuses on a satellite-based deforestation monitoring system for tropical forests, “JICA-JAXA Forest Early Warning System in the Tropics (JJ-FAST)”.

Summary of the submission:

  • A satellite-based...
Peer-reviewed Article
In 21st Conference of International Input-Output Association

From 1971 to 2010, world trade grew fast by 10% per year on average (World Trade Organization 2011). The rapid growth of international trade contributes not only national economic growth but also increasing environmental pressures, such as raw material extraction and depletion, carbon emissions, water resource deterioration and landscape change and...

Report Chapter

The Emerging Need for Sharing Environmental Product Information and Reconsidering the Producers' Informative Responsibility

In Extended Producer Responsibility Policy in East Asia - in Consideration of International Resource Circulation -
Policy Brief

This policy brief includes a comparative analysis between Japan's public timber procurement policy and those of several European countries. In addition to identifying a set of elements that public timber procurement policies must include to favour legal and sustainable timber, it provides recommendations for further strengthening Japan's policy on...

Policy Report

This report presents the results of IGES research on public timber procurement policy to date. It includes a comparative analysis between Japan’s policy and those of several European countries. In addition to providing recommendations for further strengthening Japan’s policy, the report identifies a generic set of elements that public timber...

Discussion Paper
APEIS/RISPO Strategic Policy Options (SPOs) Database

"Compact city" in this policy option refers to land planning focusing on higher density and better accessibility which reduces automobile dependency. "Smart growth" is a general term for land use practices that create more accessible land use patterns which reduce the amount of travel needed to reach goods and services (Litman, 2003a). Experiences...

Discussion Paper
APEIS/RISPO Good Practices Inventory database

Strategy: Development of environmentally sustainable transport systems in urban areas
Environmental areas: Climate change, Air pollution, Urban environment
Critical instruments: Design, planning and management, Economic instruments, Organisational arrangements, Technologies
Participants: city government; research and urban planning institute (IPPUC)...