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National policies to achieve the SDGs may lead to inequitable development at the sub-national levels. The research project "River basins as 'living laboratories' for achieving the SDGs across national and sub-national scales", collaborated among University of Glasgow (UK), Loughborough University (UK), Nankai University (China) and the Institute...
Training or Learning Material
人事院 第52回行政研修(係長級特別課程)
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 環境情報科学
Training or Learning Material
Global Knowledge Exchange on SDG 12 Policy Tools
At GIZ's global knowledge exchange on SDG 12 policy tools, a poster on top-runner approach was presented by Hotta, IGES. Key elements, or components, or structure, or mechanism •Mandatory energy efficiency standard based on functions of products •Top-runners of the market make the realistic standards. •Gradual increase in standard levels over years...

Top-runner Programme of Japan

Global Knowledge Exchange on SDG 12 Policy Tools
Overview of Japan's Top runner programme was presneted to policy makers in chanrge of green public procurement and SCP in ASEAN member states.
Training or Learning Material
Urban and rural areas both depend on a shared stock of natural resources. However, their development planning is mostly focused within their established boundaries. This report is an effort to bring together innovative methods of integrating urban and rural stakeholders to manage shared natural resources. The report looks at seven different case...
Conference Proceeding
The 4th World Congress on Disaster Management
The urban and rural regions can be well understood as the dynamic systems embedded and interconnected through their social, economic and environmental settings. These urban-rural interlinkages have important implication for understanding climate change vulnerabilities and capturing opportunities for adaptation and disaster risk reduction. However...
Discussion Paper
Briefing Note
Karen G.
Payments for ecosystem services (PES) is a market-based mechanism aimed at sustaining the flow of such services. Through a PES scheme, beneficiaries or users of the ecosystem service(s) compensate the provider or manager of those services, directly or indirectly. The provider and beneficiaries agree on the terms and conditions of the PES and...
Conference Paper
Stockholm World Water Week 2018 Session on "Groundwater-based natural infrastructure solutions: The missing link to resilience?"
Kumamoto is a rare case of fully functional PES for over 13 years; Willingness between buyers and sellers is one of the basic conditions for establishing PES. However, willingness are always not sufficient condition for groundwater recharge, which are difficult to quantify and verify; Role of intermediary institutions such as local agriculture...