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Submission to Policy Process

Implementing the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1746/QĐ-TTg dated December 4th, 2019 on promulgating the National Action Plan on Marine Plastic Debris Management by 2030 and the Prime Minister’s Directive No. 33/CT-TTg dated August 20th, 2020 on strengthening the management, reuse, recycling, treatment and reduction of plastic waste (abbreviated as...

Submission to Policy Process

Implementing the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1746/QĐ-TTg dated December 4th, 2019 on promulgating the National Action Plan on Marine Plastic Debris Management by 2030 and the Prime Minister’s Directive No. 33/CT-TTg dated August 20th, 2020 on strengthening the management, reuse, recycling, treatment and reduction of plastic waste (abbreviated as...

Working Paper
Author:
Eri
Ikeda
Veronika
Gukova

Many developing countries consider that international support is vital for achieving their climate targets and accelerating actions, pledged in the so-called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), under the Paris Agreement. Thus, understanding what kind of international support they need is crucial for ensuring the provision of adequate...

Policy Report
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The Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched a report "SDGs and Business to Overcome the COVID-19 Pandemic: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan", showing the latest survey results on the actual status of Japanese companies' efforts regarding the SDGs.

This report, now...

Policy Report

This report is the third compilation report on policies and measures with regards to marine plastics litter taken / to be taken by the participating countries, regions and organizations. This comprehensive report was produced under the responsibility of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Government of Italy, with the support of the Ministry of...

Policy Report

グリーンボンドの市場規模は国内外で年々拡大し、日本国内の発行額は2020年には約1兆170億円にまで成長した。一方、グリーンボンドのレポーティングについては、国際的にも、一貫性の欠如や不適切性が指摘されており、投資家が発行体によって開示されているインパクトを自身のポートフォリオに落とし込むことが困難であることが課題とされている。本稿では、グリーンボンドによって期待される又は実現した環境改善効果(インパクト)について、発行体が投資家の信頼を得るために重要な役割を担っている、レポーティングにおけるインパクトの記載(インパクトレポ―ティング)について議論し、以下を提言として提示した。

  1.  レポーティングの開示: ICMAのGBPにおいては公募債と私募債を区別していないことから...
Issue Brief

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

March to May was a busy period for Japan’s sustainable finance policy, as several key outputs likely to shape Japan’s sustainable finance were issued. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Financial...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
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Since 2015, the international policy community has started to agree on international agreements with ambitious middle-term and long-term goals, highly relevant to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) such as those seen in the Paris Agreement, SDGs, and the plastic-related agreements at the G7 and G20 processes. Along with this trend, there...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy
Author:
Tomohiro
Tasaki
Yusuke
Kishista
Eri
Amasawa
Pongsun
Bunditsakulchai
Jitti
Mungkalasiri
Masahiko
Hirao

Ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns is an important task for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 12 by 2030. To facilitate international and domestic collaboration toward regional SCP, we developed a collaborative workshop method to generate and structure ideas about consumption and production (CP) patterns and...

Training or Learning Material

Plastic pollution and marine litter is one of today's most serious emerging issues and without any countermeasures, the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050, posing a threat to the environment and our way of life. It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased pollution from disposable products, such as plastic...