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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...
Policy Report
Author:
Magnus
Bengtsson
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest global threats. Plastics use and waste have been rapidly growing, in particularly emerging Asia. Southeast Asia, with its high population density, strong economic dynamism, and generally inadequate waste management systems, is a hotspot for the challenges. With this as a background, ASEAN and the EU have...
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...
Conference Proceeding
First Sub-Regional Workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Road map for implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia
Home to roughly 1.8 billion people, South Asia generates approximately 334 million tonnes of waste per year of which 174 million tonnes (57%) is organic in content. In addition to the increase in municipal solid waste, managing complex and emerging waste streams, including e-waste, food waste, construction and demolition waste, disaster waste...
Fact Sheet
This factsheet was developed as a follow-up of the Toyama Framework on Material Cycles and the 5-year Bologna Roadmap produced by the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency under the initiative of Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The results were compiled by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Full report on “Our Actions for a...
Commissioned Report
平成30年度多国間協力を通じた3R推進に関する調査業務では、UNEP国際資源パネル(IRP)および経済協力開発機構(OECD)資源生産性廃棄物作業部会(WPRPW)支援業務を実施した。この他、G7資源効率性アライアンス支援、富山物質循環フレームワークフォローアップ調査、並びに循環経済促進のためのプラットフォーム(PACE)の活動支援等を実施した。