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Working Paper
With only ten years left to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all UN member States in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, action is more urgent than ever. Cities, which are responsible for delivering many of the targets highlighted by the SDGs are accelerating their efforts. This is recognised by the...
Book Chapter
In Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia Policy and Governance
More and more researchers are working with cities on innovative responses to climate change. Many of these efforts involve purposive experimentation. These experiments entail collaboration between researchers and policymakers in efforts to introduce small-scale initiatives that open opportunities for large-scale transformations. The promise of...
Conference Paper
Energising the SDGs through Appropriate Technology and Governance International Conference
The “Circulating and Ecological Economy” is a potentially innovative addition to the myriad of sustainability frameworks put forward by worldwide governments for attaining a sustainable future together with climate change mitigation and adaptation. Launched by the Government of Japan in its Fifth Basic Environment Plan of 2018, this framework aims...
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
世界人口の半数が暮らす都市において持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)を実施していくことは、持続可能な都市づくり、そして気候変動などの地球規模の課題の解決の観点からも重要です。しかし、SDGsをどのように都市で実践していくかについては、まだ手探りの状況です。このような状況を踏まえ、本レポートでは、日本の都市そして世界の都市部でSDGs の実施に取組んでいる/取組もうとしている人々との学びあいに貢献することを目的とし、日本でSDGs に先進的に取組む自治体のひとつである富山県富山市のSDGsの取組事例を紹介しています。下川町は、社会、経済、環境の3 つの側面から、市民とのパートナーショップを重視しながら、地域課題に取組んできた歴史を持っており、2018 年6 月には、日本政府が推進するSDGs...
Policy Report
Cities plays an important role in achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While all cities recognise the importance of engaging in the SDG agenda, many are still working to find ways to adapt the Goals into their local context with regard to implementation and monitoring. This report, jointly produced by Institute for Global...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Author:
Tomio
Miwa
Morikawa
Takayuki
This paper focuses on understanding the difference between East and West Japan with respect to citizens’ subjective views on renewable energy. A comparative analysis was performed for cities in the east and west because renewable energy is a natural resource unique to each location and suitable for a distributed energy network operated under the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Procedia Engineering
Author:
Regan Leonardus
Kaswanto
Hadi Susilo
Arifin
Nurhayati
Arifin
Aris
Munandar
Mochamad
Muchtar
Kei
Gomi
Tsuyoshi
Fujita
Kaohisa
Koakutsu
Governments are increasingly seeking low-cost ways to curb residential energy use. This article examines the effect of one such innovative approach to energy savings in Bogor, Indonesia: a prepaid electricity meter system. The Bogor prepaid system requires households pay up front for their electricity as the meter tracks consumption and credit. By...