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Working Paper
While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...
Commissioned Report
北九州市アジア低炭素化センターは2010年6月に開設され、今年開設10周年を迎える。そこで、北九州市は、同センター開設10周年記念事業として、投資家、企業経営者、起業家等の民間企業関係者を対象とした「ホラシス会議」の誘致を予定している。当業務では、ホラシス会議の全体会で取り上げるテーマ案として、同センター開設10周年記念事業として相応しいテーマ案を設定するものである。
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...
Policy Report
世界の多くの国では、急速な人口増加と都市化に伴い交通渋滞、廃棄物の増加、大気・水質汚染など様々な環境問題が顕在化している。また、気候変動により、世界各地で局地的な豪雨や洪水、渇水・土砂災害などが頻発化しており、社会経済基盤である都市の活動にも多大な影響が出てきている。その一方で、都市は世界のCO2排出量の70%以上を占めると推定されていることから、これからの都市開発において、気候変動対策の観点も含めたなまちづくりを推進することが不可欠になっている。  2020年を迎えた今年、気候変動対策の法的枠組みとして2016年に発効したパリ協定が始まった。実施に力点が置かれる中、都市や民間企業のようなノンステートアクターのアクションに対する期待はこれまで以上に高まっており...
Discussion Paper
Sustainable Lifestyles Policy and Practice: Challenges and Way Forward provides an overview of the current (2019) situation for sustainable lifestyles globally. It includes 32 case studies from around the world, showing on-going efforts to support the transition to sustainable ways of living. The key messages of the publication are: There are...
Report Chapter
In Global Environment Outlook 6 For Industry in Asia-Pacific
Asia and the Pacific’s unrelenting industrial development has been a driving force in the economic growth of scores of countries in the region and beyond. This shift has led to greater prosperity, increased urbanization and sustained population growth. Yet as the region has become the “world’s factory”, it is increasingly realizing not only the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Resources, Energy, and Development (JREAD)
Author:
Prosanto
Pal
This paper details the efforts made by Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), under their Japan–India collaborative projects, to promote low carbon technologies (LCT) among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. The empirical evidence gathered during the projects show that three...
Policy Report
Climate change deepens poverty; whereas, researches have shown financial inclusion is one of the best ways to build resilience to the climate change effects. Inclusive green finance is an evolving policy area in which member institutions of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) are beginning to implement policies, regulations and national...