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Book
Editor:
Maiko
Nishi
Suneetha
M. Subramanian
Himangana
Gupta
Madoka
Yoshino

This open access book is a compilation of case studies that provide useful knowledge and lessons that derive from on-the-ground activities and contribute to policy recommendations, focusing on the relevance of social-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) to “transformative change.” The concept of “transformative change” has been...

Book
Sustainability
Editor:
Tomohiro
Tasaki
Shunsuke
Managi

Under the era of Paris Agreement and SDGs, agenda for sustainability has shifted from regulation to designing fundamental changes in socio-technical system towards decarbonized and circular society. This shift would largely depend on taking advantage of emerging forces in socio-technical system. This includes new business models, drivers of wealth...

Book

『はかって、へらそうCO2 1.5℃大作戦』では、次世代を担う子ども向けに、私たちの日常生活が気候変動に与える影響や持続可能な未来のためにできる行動を、科学的根拠に基づきわかりやすく、また子どもにも身近な事例や説明を用いて監修しました。「②へらす編」では、すまい、移動、食べもの、消費財の4つの領域で温室効果ガス削減につながる実践的な選択肢を提示。さらに、その輪を広げるためのヒントも紹介しています。

Book

『はかって、へらそうCO2 1.5℃大作戦』では、次世代を担う子ども向けに、私たちの日常生活が気候変動に与える影響や持続可能な未来のためにできる行動を、科学的根拠に基づきわかりやすく、また子どもにも身近な事例や説明を用いて監修しました。「①はかる編」では、気候変動緩和の必要性を総合的に解説した上で、ライフスタイルカーボンフットプリントの考え方を紹介。自分の生活に関連してどれだけの温室効果ガスが排出されているのかを簡易計算できるワークシートを使って、理解を深めます。

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...

Discussion Paper

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

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...
Discussion Paper

This report provides diverse possibilities of the future in 2050 as the basis for discussions on future lifestyles by different stakeholders and citizens in a more participatory foresight process. Based on the outcome of a survey of future-oriented experts, this report gathers insights from experts in diverse fields on a global scale, with both...

Discussion Paper

This paper explores the current understanding regarding the Circulating and Ecological Economy (CEE) and the Regional/Local CES concepts put forward by Japan’s Fifth Basic Environment Plan. The CEE and the Regional/Local CES advance a low-carbon, self-reliant, and decentralised society based on living in harmony with nature. The Regional/Local CES...

Discussion Paper

循環経済(サーキュラーエコノミー)とは、資源循環を通じた経済の在り方であり、調達、生産、消費、廃棄といった一方向の流れではなく、リサイクル、再利用、再生産、省資源の製品開発、シェアリングなどを通じた資源循環の実現を目指す概念である。本稿では、欧州における政策開発や国際合意を背景に近年急速に機運が高まりつつある循環経済に焦点を当て、なぜいま世界的に循環経済が注目されているのか、またその実施に向けた動きをSDGsやビジネスの観点から概観している。