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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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Keiko
Hori
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Takanori
Matsui
Rumana
Akter
This study develops a projection model of future population distribution on the basis of Japan’s current depopulation trend and applies this model to scenario analyses that assume population compactification and dispersion. The model enables a description of population migration at two levels. First, municipal populations are projected using the...
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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Author:
Sheryl
Reyes
Aya
Miyazaki
Evonne
Yiu
The advent of modern technology in agriculture has increased the efficiency of our food production but also poses pressures on the sustainability of our planet. The Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been developed to safeguard traditional agricultural...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Author:
Chihiro
Haga
Marimi
Maeda
Wataru
Hotta
Takahiro
Inoue
Takanori
Matsui
Takashi
Machimura
Masahiro
Nakaoka
Junko
Morimoto
Hideaki
Shibata
Shizuka
Hashimoto
The introduction of renewable energy (RE) is essential for building a sustainable society. However, RE can cause conflicts between energy production and biodiversity conservation. This study conducted a scenario analysis to evaluate potential conflicts in the nexuses between energy and biodiversity for the Bekambeushi River watershed located in...
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...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In MASHING UP
オンラインメディアで、女性から始めるダイバーシティをキーワードに、働き方やダイバーシティ、ジェンダー平等などを扱う記事などを載せているMASHING UPからの依頼に基づき、IGESでは、SDGs & Meという連載を展開しています。 本記事は、その一環として都市をテーマに、「一人ひとりが変わるとまちが良くなる。みんなでやるともっと良くなる」という切り口から個人がどう都市の持続可能性に貢献できるのか、取り上げました。
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shizuka
HASHIMOTO
Previous studies have demonstrated the role of nature connectedness in promoting human well-being. However, recent studies put emphasis on understanding the underlying mechanism that drives the association between nature connectedness and well-being, mainly mental health. Place attachment is one of the place-based socio-psychological concepts that...