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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...

Policy Report

A diverse mix of environmental problems, such as traffic congestion, increasing amounts of waste, and air and water pollution, have surfaced around the world in line with rapidly growing populations and urban development. Climate change has also resulted in more frequent incidences of localised torrential rains, floods, droughts and landslides in...

Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology (BUILT)

The term of “Appropriate Technology (AT)”, introduced by Schumacher which refers to all kind of technologies including environmental technology, has been since developed into a global discourse on technology advancement and its impacts of implementation on human civilisation as seen from various perspectives. The technology could also relate to the...

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...

Research Report

With the adoption and entry into force of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), eyes are turning to the efforts of sustainable cities. Taking this as an opportunity, the Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES, investigated and analysed the factors that enabled Kitakyushu to conduct continuous cooperation activities in diverse areas...

Book

Under the Paris Agreement, countries around the world are heading off reductions in greenhouse gas emissions at an early stage, making full use of climate change measures to achieve the creation of a decarbonized society in the latter half of this century. Expectations of actions by non-state actors in particular, such as cities and companies which...

Policy Brief
IGES Policy Brief

Although it is more than decade since the passing of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA 9003) in the Philippines, creating policy direction towards the establishment of a sustainable solid waste management system, its implementation is still very limited at the local government unit (LGUs) level. This policy brief therefore...

Issue Brief
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The Great East Japan Earthquake highlighted the importance of building diversified energy systems suited to local areas. Since April in 2016, the electric power retail market has been fully liberalized in Japan. This pamphlet explains the background of establishment of local energy companies by local governments in Japan, summarizes and compares...

Policy Report

National Strategic Plan for Food Waste Management in Malaysia

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Policy Report

This report reviews the experience of Cebu City, one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines, based on the quick assessment and case study analysis and gives some policy recommendations for the local decision makers and city officials in Cebu City as well as other developing cities in developing e-waste management policy. The study...