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 地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)は、国家間や社会セクター間などに存在する利害対立を超えた立場から、世界の英知を結集して、地球環境の危機の背景となっている大量生産、大量消費、大量廃棄の価値観を問い直し、新たな文明の基本的枠組み(パラダイム)を追求することをめざしている。このため、アジア太平洋地域を中心として持続可能な開発を実現することを目的として、革新的な政策手法の開発や環境対策の戦略作りのための政策的、実践的研究(戦略研究)を行い、さらにその成果を国際機関や各国政府、地方自治体などの政策決定や企業、NGO、市民などの行動へ具現化するための活動を実施している。

Business Report

This report contains a summary of the project research carried out by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) during the First Phase of Strategic Research, which lasted for the three years from the Institute's establishment in April 1998 until March 2001. It also includes a summary of both internal and external evaluations of the...

Peer-reviewed Article

Nation-states founded in Europe during the eighteenth century formed their own economies, political institutions, and societies. Although the interdependence between states deepened through trade, in the twentieth century these states still basically functioned as distinct economic, political, and social units. In the latter half of twentieth...

Peer-reviewed Article

Pleasant weather and beautiful scenery refresh us, polluted air and water cause us concern about ecosystems and human health, and global environmental disasters threaten us on a larger scale. Yet it seems difficult for people in industrialized countries to realize how much they owe to the environment, while people in developing countries are often...