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Policy Brief

Agricultural certification schemes are increasingly requiring concession holders to prevent deforestation when they develop plantations but do not sufficiently address forest restoration, which is necessary to prevent further biodiversity loss. This policy brief recommends, by focusing on palm oil, that agricultural certification schemes strengthen...

Policy Report

The ASEAN State of Climate Change Report (ASCCR) provides an overall outlook of the state of play of climate change issues in the ASEAN region. ASCCR is also a forward-looking report, which includes recommendations on making the transition toward 2030 and on to 2050 for both adaptation and mitigation, considering ASEAN’s development context and the...

Issue Brief
Author:
Gohar
Khojayan
Dumisami
Chirambo
Lylian
Rodríguez Jiménez
Marcelo
Matus
Juan
Gammarra
Jose
Bernardo B. Gochoco III,
Katrina
Toliongco

In the face of the severe impacts of anthropogenic climate change, recognition of the climate crisis has been largely shared worldwide. The climate crisis is just one symptom of ecological overshoot; humans are currently using more resources and producing more waste than Earth can sustain. Biodiversity loss and resource depletion have also been
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Discussion Paper

Our lifestyles, through the impacts of our day-to-day activities such as eating, moving and commuting, heating and cooling our homes, taking work and care responsibilities, and so on, have become major threats to the sustainability of the environment. We are living beyond our ecological means and experiencing both very serious impacts on...

Policy Report
Author:

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...

Book
Author:
AL
Ramanathan
S
Chidambaram
MP
Jonathan
MV
Prasanna
F.M.
Arriola

The whole world has been on intermittent lockdowns due to the present COVID-19 pandemic. The industrial deacceleration caused by the pandemic has affected everyone without distinction of wealth, religion, or nationality. Also, the pandemic has evidenced how socio-environmental processes have been altered or accentuated, relieving the environment...

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Author:

“Just Transition” is an important, brand new concept to implement policies towards decarbonisation of the power sector in Japan. However, a knowledge gap still remains between this concept and policy discussion at a practical level. Therefore, using the existing scenarios of decarbonisation of the power sector and employment factors for the power...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

The recognition of the urgent need for more sustainable lifestyles dates from the late 20th century, originating in concerns about resource depletion and climate change. Research and policy measures have evolved since then, paying increasing attention to systemic change over individual behaviour. However, as individual behavioural change is...

Discussion Paper

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...