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Fact Sheet
Author:
Fedor
Myasoedov
In Japan, over 460 municipalities, so-called “Zero Carbon Cities” along with the national government have committed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050. It aims to create ”domino effect”, in which the best performing Zero Carbon Cities knock down other municipalities to turn the whole country to be carbon neutral. Goto City, a...
Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between June 2021 and September 2021.

SUMMARY

Notably for this period, the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance under the Financial Services Agency (FSA) issued ‘The Report by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance’ in mid-June. Building on the...

Fact Sheet
Side Event at the COP26 Japan Pavilion: Mutual Learning Program for Enhanced Transparency: capacity building for reporting under Article 6.2 and 13

Many countries have been making efforts to improve their capacities and prepare for the transition to the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement. To promote these efforts, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) have been conducting the Mutual Learning...

Presentation
The Challenging Issues of Environment/Climate Change Institution and Policy under SDGs Regime

Many countries have been making efforts to improve capacity for reporting on their climate actions and support internationally. To make a shift to the Paris Agreement's enhanced transparency framework, areas for further actions include as to how to ensure successful capacity building cases be spread even for countries with currently low capacity.

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Sk
Mithun
Mehebub
Sehana
Subrata
Chattopadhyay
Khaled
Kheder
Ram
Avtar

The mass accumulation of population in the larger cities of India has led to accelerated and unprecedented peripheral urban expansion over the last few decades. This rapid peripheral growth is characterized by an uncontrolled, low density, fragmented and haphazard patchwork of development popularly known as urban sprawl. The Kolkata Metropolitan...

Technical Report
Author:
Amr Osama
ABDEL-AZIZ
Ana-Maria
DANILA
Toghrul
FEYZIYEV
Olia
GLADE
Zammath
KHALEEL
Mwangi James
KINYANJUI
Juan Luis Martin
ORTEGA
Anne Nyatichi
OMAMBIA
Anand
SOOKUN
Vicente Paolo
YU

This summary report presents the results of the technical analysis of the third biennial update report of Malaysia, conducted by a team of technical experts in accordance with the modalities and procedures contained in the annex to decision 20/CP.19. The author at IGES (Chisa Umemiya) served as one of the co-leads.

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Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Saeid
Gharechelou
Ryutaro
Tateishi
Josaphat
Sumantyo

Soil moisture is a critical component for Earth science studies, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data have high potential for retrieving soil moisture using backscattering models. In this study, polarimetric SAR (PALSAR: Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) data and polarimetric decompositions including span, entropy/H/alpha, and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Politics and Governance

External emergency assistance (EEA) provided in the aftermath of a disaster has costs and benefits to the donor and recipient countries. Donors benefit from quick recovery feedback effects from the trade and cultural links, and recipient countries have additional resources to manage the emergency. However, EEA costs could outweigh the benefits...

Discussion Paper

Intensifying ecological crises, such as climate change, the melting Arctic, and uncontrolled destruction of habitat and biodiversity, are increasingly exposing the shortcomings of resource-intensive development models. One of the concepts helping policymakers steer a course change is sustainable consumption production and consumption (SCP). A...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Communications
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shalini
Dhyani

With the increasing spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions on public life were strengthened across the world. Non-pharmaceutical interventions like stay-at-home orders, cancellations of events, work from home, etc. are the first line of defense to combat the spread of highly transmittable infections like Covid-19. But these interventions...