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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

The recognition of the urgent need for more sustainable lifestyles dates from the late 20th century, originating in concerns about resource depletion and climate change. Research and policy measures have evolved since then, paying increasing attention to systemic change over individual behaviour. However, as individual behavioural change is...

Discussion Paper

Our lifestyles, through the impacts of our day-to-day activities such as eating, moving and commuting, heating and cooling our homes, caring, working, and so on, have become major threats to the sustainability of the environment. While continued economic growth and urbanisation in many countries are expected, it is imperative to consider how we...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Carbon Management
Author:
Hidenori
Niizawa
Daisuke
Hayashi
China announced the launch of a national emissions trading scheme (ETS) in December 2017 for the regulation of its carbon dioxides emissions. In emissions trading, China is likely to encounter issues different from those encountered by the European Union and other developed countries. This study first identifies the contextual factors that...
Presentation
10th International Conference on Industrial Ecology
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

In this study, carbon footprints of households are estimated based on a combination of physical consumption and monetary-based data. Long-term targets for carbon footprints are established based on a review of existing emission scenarios. Hotspots for lifestyle carbon footprints, in nutrition, housing, mobility, and other domains, are identified...

Research Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

Tämä raportti ehdottaa hiilijalanjälkitavoitteita ja vaihtoehtoja sille, miten yhteiskunta voi elämäntapamuutosten kautta rajoittaa ilmaston lämpenemisen enintään 1,5 asteeseen Pariisin ilmastosopimuksen tavoitteiden mukaisesti. Sekä aihetta käsittelevä kirjallisuus että poliittinen päätöksenteko ja liike-elämä ovat toistaiseksi keskittyneet...

Technical Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...

Presentation
The 13th Biennial International Conference on Ecobalance (Ecobalance 2018)
Author:

This poster presentation received The People's Choice Award at the 13th Biennial International Conference on Ecobalance, 9-12 Oct. 2018, Tokyo, Japan. The poster was selected among over 90 posters by the votes of the participants.

The Paris Agreement envisions a net negative carbon society by the second half of the century. Existing studies on...

Working Paper
IGES Working Paper
Author:

本稿では、2009年以降における中国排出量取引制度の発展について振り返り、今後の展開について整理したものであり、1.制度導入の背景および国内政策としての位置づけ、2.パイロットETSの現状、3.今後の展望、の3つ内容に分けられている。
 1.制度導入の背景および国内政策としての位置づけ、においては、中国パイロットETSの始動から国家ETS導入までの歴史的政策文書を精査し、胡錦涛政権と習近平政権における政策論的位置づけについて整理した。
 2.パイロットETSの現状、においては、(1)制度開始に向けたプロセス、法的根拠、(2)パイロットETSの基本情報、(3)対象業種、線引き基準、(4)割当方法論の概要(2省5市)(5)MRV の仕組み、の5つの内容を中心に...

Commentary (Op. Ed)
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

This commentary summarises the key findings and implications of the study on Lifestyle Carbon Footprints: Long-term targets and case studies of the carbon footprints of household consumption. This study introduces and develops an approach to establishing lifestyle carbon footprints: greenhouse gases directly emitted during and indirectly induced by...