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Peer-reviewed Article
In Science of Total Environment
Author:
Deha Agus
Umarhadi
Wirastuti
Widyatmanti
Ali P.
Yunus
Khaled Mohamed
Khedher
Ali
Kharrazi
Ram
Avtar

Peatlands in Indonesia are subject to subsidence in recent years, resulting in significant soil organic carbon loss. Their degradation is responsible for several environmental issues; however, understanding the causes of peatland subsidence is of prime concern for implementing mitigation measures. Here, we employed time-series Small BAseline Subset...

Fact Sheet
Author:
Fedor
Myasoedov
In Japan, over 460 municipalities, so-called “Zero Carbon Cities” along with the national government have committed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050. It aims to create ”domino effect”, in which the best performing Zero Carbon Cities knock down other municipalities to turn the whole country to be carbon neutral. Goto City, a...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Atmosphere
Author:
Charlotte
Unger
Nathan
Borgford-Parnell
Kathleen
Mar

Few challenges pose a greater threat to a healthy planet and people than air pollution and climate change. Over the past three decades, research has demonstrated that integrated solutions to air pollution and climate change can yield co-benefits that support cost-effective, coherent policies. However, research on co-benefits has yet to generate...

Peer-reviewed Article
Author:
Mudan
Wang
Xianqiang
Mao
Youkai
Xing
Jianhong
Lu
Peng
Song
Zhengyan
Liu
Zhi
Guo
Kevin
Tu

The global trade of solar photovoltaic (PV) products substantially contributes to increases in solar power generation and carbon emissions reductions. This paper depicts global PV product trade patterns, explores emissions reduction potential, and evaluates the impeding effect of tariff barriers on global PV product trade and emissions reductions...

Book Chapter
In Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Tsutomu
Ichikawa

In this novel and integrated MAR approach, an offsetting scheme under the concept of payment for ecosystem services (PES) is used to enhance groundwater recharge along the Shirakawa River in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The scheme gives a cash incentive to farmers who pond their abandoned rice fields for groundwater recharge. For a specified period...

PR, Newsletter or Other
Side Event at the COP26 Japan Pavilion: Mutual Learning Program for Enhanced Transparency: capacity building for reporting under Article 6.2 and 13

Many countries have been making efforts to improve their capacities and prepare for the transition to the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement. To promote these efforts, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) have been conducting the Mutual Learning...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Author:
Janet
Salem
Manfred
Lenzen

Current commitments in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are insufficient to remain within the 2-degree climate change limit agreed to in the Paris Agreement. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that lifestyle changes are now necessary to stay within the limit. We reviewed a range of NDCs and national climate change...

Presentation
The Challenging Issues of Environment/Climate Change Institution and Policy under SDGs Regime

Many countries have been making efforts to improve capacity for reporting on their climate actions and support internationally. To make a shift to the Paris Agreement's enhanced transparency framework, areas for further actions include as to how to ensure successful capacity building cases be spread even for countries with currently low capacity.

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Translation of non-IGES Material
Author:
NYDF Assessment Partners

2014年に発表された「森林に関するニューヨーク宣言(NYDF)」の賛同者は、2020年までに森林減少を半減させるという目標を達成できず、2030年に森林減少をゼロにするという目標を達成するための軌道にも乗れていません。しかし、私たちは力を合わせれば、予想以上の力を発揮できることを知っています。力を合わせれば、不可能を可能にすることができるのです。新旧のコミットメントを具体的な行動に移すために、私たちに残された時間はありません。

このコミックブック風のまとめでは、2014年に採択されたNYDFのストーリー、これから私たちが向かうべき方向、そしてそこに到達するための方法を紹介しています。

Report Chapter
In UNEP Emissions Gap Report
Author:
Takeshi
Kuramochi
den Elzen
Michel
Fransen
Taryn
Glen
Peters

The Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On is the 12th edition in an annual series that provides an overview of the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avert the worst impacts of climate change.