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Briefing Note
On 5-8 September 2017, the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment (the Summit) was convened in Bangkok, Thailand. This briefing note draws upon the observations of researchers from the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to underline key points involving the SDGs, air pollution, and resource efficiency that stood out...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
In Southeast Asia, national governments are busy incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national development policies. But while central mandates for implementing the goals are expected to eventually “trickle down” to cities, this process is being slowed by the comprehensive nature of the goals, requiring significant...
The 5th Asian Energy Modelling Workshop on "Achieving a Sustainable 2050: Insights from energy system modelling"
This presentation introduced the Integrated Green Economy Modelling (IGEM) Framework and its application to modelling a carbon tax in Mexico. The presentation was based on the project of the development of an integrated green economy modelling framework led by the UN Environment, in collaboration with four modelling experts, namely Dr. Xin Zhou...
Commissioned Report
This report provides an overview of the interim progress of implementing the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Year 3 (2016/17), commissioned by the ASEAN Secretariat and the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). Since 2010, BRC and KUC have been at the forefront of promoting innovative ‘bottom-up’ actions by cities, through two initiatives (implemented...
Commissioned Report
This report is about the project with a purpose to promote cooperation on Co-benefits-type air pollution measures mainly in Asia. IGES provided advice to MOEJ on the activities of international organisations; supporting international SLCP mitigation activities such as the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants...
Policy Report
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
IPBES「花粉媒介者、花粉媒介及び食料生産アセスメントレポートの政策決定者向け要約」は、2016年2月に開催された第4回IPBES総会で採択、発表されました。しかし、その質の高さや日本における課題との関連の深さにも関わらず、レポートが日本語に翻訳されていないこともあり、日本国内ではこの内容まではあまり知られていませんでした。IGESでは、日本のより多くの方々にこの内容について触れて頂けるように、政策決定者向け要約のうち、「主要なメッセージ」(Key messages)に加え、背景情報として冒頭の序文(Foreword)と関連する表を中心に抄訳しました。