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Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update on policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between May 2022 and August 2022.


The Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance under the Financial Services Agency (FSA) published the ‘Second Report by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance,’ outlining the progress of developments over the past year...

Book Chapter
In Assessing, Mapping and Modelling of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Huang
Wanhui

This chapter contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the island socio-ecological system by a synthesis of the state and trend of, and the drivers of changes in ecosystems and their services, focusing on mangroves in Ishigaki Island. The current extent of mangroves on the Island is limited to small patches along a few river estuaries, which...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Earth

Although environmental sustainability provides a foundation for maintaining economic and social sustainability, it is often neglected in favor of economic sustainability. Ameliorating water impairment is costly, and policymakers do not always prioritize this problem because its economic benefits are often intangible. This study explored the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Liang
Zhou
Lei
Ma
Ziyun
Yan
Feixue
Li
Manchun
Li

Accurate urban morphology provided by Local Climate Zones (LCZ), a universal surface classification scheme, offers opportunities for studies of urban heat risk, urban ventilation, and transport planning. In recent years, researchers have attempted to generate LCZ maps worldwide with the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT). However...

Policy Report
Author:
Akira
Doi
Yoshiko
Shoji
Haruko
Uchida
Asako
Osaki
Mariko
Saito
Emi
Sugawara
Shinya
Fujino

Based on the results of a survey conducted in October-November 2021, this report provides an analysis of the level of awareness and penetration of the SDGs among GCNJ member companies and organisations, as well as progress on five of the global goals: SDG 5, (Gender Equality), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Human Rights), SDG 13 (Climate Change), and SDG16...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Author:
Takahiko
Kiso
Ron
H. Chan

This paper examines the effects of financial incentives, particularly electricity prices, on residential solar photovoltaic system installations. We shed light on the importance of a factor that has been largely overlooked in the literature on the adoption behavior of low-carbon building technologies: the distinction between retrofit and new-build...

Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between February 2022 and April 2022.

In this period, policy work pertaining to sustainability-related disclosure continued on multiple fronts. At the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the ‘Working Group on Corporate Disclosure of the Financial...

Issue Brief
Author:

The long-standing relationship between Japan and India forms a favourable precursor for the countries to collaborate further under the Article 6 mechanisms of the Paris Agreement. While Japan’s support to India for promoting low-carbon technology and clean energy use can help minimise carbon emissions, the partnership will in turn give greater...

Book Chapter
In Blue-Green Infrastructure across Asian Countries: Improving Urban Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Herlin
Chien
Kensuke
Fukushi
With the mounting pressure of urbanization, how innovative blue-green infrastructure (BGI) can restore the ecosystem services of urban rivers is a timely issue for any densely populated city seeking to improve its resilience and sustainability through ecosystem-based solutions. Yet, the implementation of BGI is not hazard-free. Its success usually...
Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between October 2021 and January 2022.

The highlights of developments on sustainable finance in this period was work pertaining to sustainability-related disclosure. At the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the ‘Disclosure Working Group’ continued with...