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Commentary (Op. Ed)

10月26日に行われた、菅内閣総理大臣の所信表明演説で「2050年脱炭素社会の実現」を目指すとした方針についての、IGESコメントです。

脱炭素化の方向性と時間軸を明確に示すことは、企業や投資家の長期的視点に立った経営・投資判断を支えることにつながります。また、2050年脱炭素化は、パリ協定が目指す1.5℃目標にも整合する非常に野心的な目標で、総理大臣自らが2050年脱炭素化社会の実現を宣言したことをIGESは大いに歓迎します。

一方で、新型コロナウイルスによって減速した日本経済の立て直しに向けた経済復興策は、欧州における「欧州グリーンディール」のような、経済刺激策を気候変動やその他の環境課題への対策と結び付ける対策が乏しく...

Issue Brief

Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) can contribute to global goals for biodiversity conservation and dealing with climate change, while also contributing locally to human security and wellbeing. SEPLS are, however, under threat around the world. SEPLS have been promoted under the Satoyama Initiative by the International...

Book Chapter
In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability

Food production and productivity improvements have contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty and reduced hunger and malnutrition, but are associated with patterns of land intensification that have degraded agricultural land and caused great environmental harm. Underlying drivers affecting land conversion to and from agriculture...

Discussion Paper

This paper explores the current understanding regarding the Circulating and Ecological Economy (CEE) and the Regional/Local CES concepts put forward by Japan’s Fifth Basic Environment Plan. The CEE and the Regional/Local CES advance a low-carbon, self-reliant, and decentralised society based on living in harmony with nature. The Regional/Local CES...

Policy Report

Despite considerable hope and enthusiasm raised by the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), and some quick initial efforts, many
governments and stakeholders are uncertain about how to proceed
concretely. The 2030 development agenda is intended to be transformative,
and the goals seem comprehensive, but they also are very complex - with
17 goals...