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Discussion Paper
Author:
Dwayne
Appleby
Bridget
Ringdahl
Gohar
Khojayan
Socorro
Leonardo Patindol
Denise
Conselheiro
Lylian
Rodríguez Jiménez

The COVID-19 pandemic has had various impacts on our living conditions

and lifestyles. The restrictions, lockdowns, and changes in behaviour patterns that emerge also present an opportunity to reassess both the sustainability of status quo living and the new conditions arising from the chain reaction of COVID-induced changes. In particular, the...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Dwayne
Appleby
Claude
Galette
Denise
Conselheiro
Bridget
Ringdahl
Socorro
Patindol

The Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE) Programme of the One Planet Network aims to mainstream sustainable lifestyles into formal education; make sustainable lifestyles the guiding principle in every learning environment while mobilizing youth to promote sustainable lifestyles.

Building on international frameworks, the SLE Programme has...

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Learning from cultural traditions and philosophies could help place countries in Asia on more sustainable development paths. This paper argues why and outlines how countries in Asia should collaborate in pooling and promoting good practices grounded in indigenous knowledge and philosophies to mainstream sustainability at the local, national...

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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...

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Unmanaged plastic waste poses a major socio-economic, environmental and health risk to urban and marine environments in the Asia Pacific. Each year South-east Asian countries produce 11.7 million metric tonnes of plastic waste, of which over 60% is derived from urban areas. Therefore a focus on effective city governance will be vital to...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Vera Revina Sari
Andono Warih
Erni P Fitratunnisa
Susi Andraiani
Retno G Dewi
Ucok Siagian
Iwan Hendrawan
Gissa N Sevie
Darsilawati

Indonesia begins to prepare a long-term GHG emissions reduction target (2050), which is commonly called Long Term Strategy (LTS). In line with this National LTS, DKI Jakarta is preparing its Provincial LTS aiming to establish the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) for achieving the Low Carbon Society (LCS). In conjunction with this DKI Jakarta...

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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...
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This is a survey with recommendation with three objectives intended to help Asian countries to integrate Short Lived Climate Pollutants(SLCP) into NDCs..
• it provides an overview of which countries in Asia have integrated SLCPs (or related terms) into their NDCs.
• it offers pragmatic recommendations on how to strengthen that integration at the...

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アジアの新興国都市では、急速な人口増加と都市化に伴い、様々な環境問題が顕在化している。これら途上国都市の環境改善を行う方策の一つとして、本邦自治体が長年積み重ねてきた持続的な都市経営に関するノウハウや技術を移転する「都市間連携」の推進が期待されている。このような取組には外部資金の活用が必要であるが、ファンドを提供している政府の支援意図とは裏腹に、都市間連携に参画する自治体の数は思うように増えていないのが現状である。本稿は、都市間連携を行う本邦自治体を増やし、ファンドの効果的な利用を促すことを通じて都市間連携を推進することを目的として、都市間連携に利用可能なファンド及びその利用実態を把握し、ファンドの効果的な獲得や有効利用について提言を取りまとめたものである。

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パリ協定や持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)のように先進国、途上国の区別なく全ての国が参加するような国際約束が相次いで採択され、発効した。このような状況の下、国の政策や施策を地域の社会経済状況を考慮しながら具体化し、実施に移していく上で、地方自治体の役割が重要になっている。しかし、アジアの途上国では、このような国際条約に対する国の方針において都市の位置づけが明確になっていない、あるいは地方自治体のキャパシティが十分でないなどといった理由で、都市の取組が十分には進んでいない状況にある。国の方針における都市の位置づけは各国政府の意向によるものの、地方自治体のキャパシティ不足に対しては、実務者同士が直接必要な情報や意見を交換し、ともに課題解決に取り組むことができる都市間連携を通じた国際協力(都市間協力...