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Discussion Paper

The objective of this paper is to explain elements that are related to credit credibility and high quality carbon credits to buyers (private companies) who are considering the use of offset credits. These elements could serve as a general guidance and should be considered when purchasing offset credits from voluntary carbon markets (VCMs). In...

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...

Submission to Policy Process

新型コロナウィルス(COVID-19)による社会・環境・経済への広範な影響を受け、政策立案者にはプラネタリー・ヘルス(地球の健康)を取り戻すことが求められている。 地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)による新型コロナに関するポジションペーパー3.0は、健康な地球を目指し、実現可能なアクションについて提案し、野心的な政策立案を支援することを目的としている。 本ペーパーでは、「プラネタリー・ヘルス」と「ワンヘルス」の基本概念を紹介した後、グリーンイシューである生態系関連、そしてブルーイシューである水関連の提案を行い、さらに、ブラウンイシューである気候変動やグレーイシューである大気汚染の問題に対処するための経済刺激策のモメンタムを適切に維持する方法を検討する。最後に、生態系と気候の保護を統合しつつ...

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Presentation
International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference (ISDRS)
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- The concept of "tradeoff" between environment and economy is based on analysis of past trends.

- Environment is the foundation of the economy.

- SDGs show the way to a sustainable economy based on environmental sustainability. Tradeoffs should be resolved.

- SDGs call for an integrated approach; SDGs integrate environmental, economic...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Urban Sustainability
Author:
Marcin
Jarzebski
Thomas
Elmqvist
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Kensuke
Fukushi
Sofia
Eckersten
Dagmar
Haase
Julie
Goodness9
Sara
Khoshkar
Töres
Theorell
Nannan
Dong
Fumiko
Kasuga
Ryugo
Watanabe
Giles
Sioen
Makoto
Yokohari
Jian
Pu

Population ageing and shrinking are demographic phenomena with far-reaching implications for sustainability in the current context of extensive and rapid urbanization. This Perspective rationalizes their interface by (a) identifying the challenges and opportunities that ageing and shrinking urban populations will have for implementing the...

Book Chapter
In Scenarios of Environmental Resilience and Transformation in Times of Climate Change: Effects and Lessons from the COVID-19

Five years after the SDGs were adopted and just when the United Nations called for realising the Decade of Action, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the progress of the SDGs and even reversed some of the achievements that the world made over years. With most countries struggling to overcome the pandemic and revive the economy, losing the focus on the...

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COVID-19’s wide-ranging social, environmental, and economic impacts has led to calls for policymakers to restore planetary health.  The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies’ (IGES) COVID-19 position paper 3.0 aims to help policymakers translate support for a healthy planet into actionable recommendations and ambitious policy directions.  A...

PR, Newsletter or Other

This educational video aims to raise awareness and provide school children and local people living on and around Tonle Sap Lake with a better understanding on how to protect their health through simple actions such as proper handwashing with soap, and describes how to treat water for daily use (e.g. cooking, drinking, washing raw food, and bathing)...