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Commentary (Op. Ed)
IISD, SDG Knowledge Hub
Story highlights:
  • The Voluntary Local Review (VLR) process is providing a useful tool for subnational levels of government to take on the SDGs.
  • The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies has published two reports to support the growing number of local and regional governments conducting VLRs.
Commentary (Op. Ed)
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

This commentary summarises the key findings and implications of the study on Lifestyle Carbon Footprints: Long-term targets and case studies of the carbon footprints of household consumption. This study introduces and develops an approach to establishing lifestyle carbon footprints: greenhouse gases directly emitted during and indirectly induced by...

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...
Commentary (Op. Ed)

In ASEAN cities, ‘waste management’ is persistently cited as the top challenge faced by local governments. Ideally, ‘sound’ waste management approaches should be grounded in scientific principles, utilise appropriate technologies, be financially feasible and also socially sensible – a demanding package far from the grasp of many cities. So far...

Fact Sheet

Bandung is implementing a pedestrianisation programme called
“Panca Trotoar” to provide citizens with safer, cleaner, and more visually
appealing walking environments. The “Panca Trotoar” aims to
achieve these objectives by ensuring all sidewalks have a bench for
resting, a stone ball to prevent traffic on sidewalk, a flower pot for
decoration, a...

Fact Sheet

Public Participation in Urban Planning is broadly acknowledged and
there has been a shift in planning and decision-making by involving
stakeholders, aimed at children and youth participation at the local
level. UNICEF defines a Child Friendly City as a “local system of good
governance committed to fulfilling children’s rights. It is a city where
th...

Fact Sheet

Co-benefits are the multiple benefits of actions that mitigate cli-mate change while addressing other development priorities. Many cities in Asia have potential to achieve co-benefits. Howev-er, urban policymakers often lack concrete demonstrations over which actions can maximize co-benefits. Since 2015, the Institute for Global Environmental...

Fact Sheet

CCAC MSWI Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Enhancing Capacities for Building Climate and Disaster Resilient Cities Fact Sheet

Commentary (Op. Ed)
エネルギー・資源

自然の力を克服できるほど人智は優れてはいない。人間活動拡大が地球資源の限界を超えはじめ、自らが起こした温暖化が人類生存を脅かしている。今始まる脱炭素社会への転換は自然共生による持続可能な社会に向けての第一歩である。自然への畏敬と調和を念頭に自然の摂理をふまえた科学に基づき、大至急この大転換を成し遂げる必要がある。