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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...

Commissioned Report

環境省では、我が国とつながりの深いアジア・太平洋諸国を中心に、循環型社会構築のための廃棄物管理分野での協力を推進している。本業務は、そのような二国間協力のうち、マレーシア及びフィリピンに焦点を当て、廃棄物管理の改善を推進する一環として、我が国の廃棄物発電に関する技術面・制度面の知見を元にしたガイドライン等の策定やワークショップ等の開催を通じて両国における廃棄物発電施設の導入促進を図ることを目的に実施したものである。マレーシアとの協力では、マレーシアの廃棄物に関連する最新の動向を把握するため、報道情報の収集、関係機関へのヒアリング、文献調査による情報収集・整理を行った。また、廃棄物発電技術選定ガイドラインの作成を支援するとともに、...

Policy Report
Author:
Fabienne
Pierre

This report presents an overview of policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption and production advanced by the governments of the African region. Although not pretending to present an exhaustive overview, the report was developed based on a broad literature review, including key reports produced by the UN Economic Commission for...

Presentation
Forum on Urbban Resilience to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Strategies
Author:

Reduction Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) in addition to conventional GHG is an emerging mitigation approach in waste sector. City of Battambang (Cambodia), with the support of IGES, has implemented Participatory Waste Management Initiative which comprised of a series of activities intended for improving city's waste management system...

Briefing Note
Author:
Melissa May
F. Cardenas

The Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted at the conference held in Kumamoto City and Minamata City in October 2013. The convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions/releases of mercury and mercury compounds and stipulates appropriate management and reduction of the emissions through the entire...

Policy Report
Author:
Ruth
GUZMAN
Adnan
HEZRI
Athapol
ANUNTHAVORASAKUL

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has carried out policy research on strengthening capacities for effective implementation of Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) and identifying pathways to facilitate mainstreaming of ESC with a specific focus on the roles governments can play in promoting sustainable consumption. An...

Commissioned Report

The basic survey on development of “Asia Pacific 3R White Paper” project conducted the basic survey and institutionalization of experts/researchers group for development for the Asia Pacific 3R white paper (tentative title). In addition, the zero draft of writing guideline for Asia Pacific 3R white paper was developed initially for the development...