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Research Report

Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, which spread across the whole world in 2020, local and regional governments have continued their work to localise the ambitious goals set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2018, local and regional governments began the review and follow- up...

Research Report
Author:
Nebojsa
Nakicenovic
Dirk
Messner
Caroline
Zimm
Geoff
Clarke
Johan
Rockström
Ana Paula
Aguiar
Benigna
Boza-Kiss
Lorenza
Campagnolo
Ilan
Chabay
David
Collste
Luis
Comolli
Luis
Gomez-Echeverri
Anne
Goujon
Arnulf
Grubler
Reiner
Jung
George
Kamiya
Elmar
Kriegler
Michael
Kuhn
Julia
Leininger
Charles
Martin-Shields
Beatriz
Mayor-Rodriguez
Jerry
Miller
Apollonia
Miola
Keywan
Riahi
Maria
Schewenius
Jörn
Schmidt
Kristina
Skierka
Odirilwe
Selomane
Uno
Svedin
Paul
Yillia

This report assesses all the positive potential benefits digitalization brings to sustainable development for all. It also highlights the potential negative impacts and challenges going forward, particularly for those impacted by the ‘digital divide’ that excludes primarily people left behind during the Industrial Revolution like the billion that...

Research Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

Tämä raportti ehdottaa hiilijalanjälkitavoitteita ja vaihtoehtoja sille, miten yhteiskunta voi elämäntapamuutosten kautta rajoittaa ilmaston lämpenemisen enintään 1,5 asteeseen Pariisin ilmastosopimuksen tavoitteiden mukaisesti. Sekä aihetta käsittelevä kirjallisuus että poliittinen päätöksenteko ja liike-elämä ovat toistaiseksi keskittyneet...

Research Report

With the adoption and entry into force of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), eyes are turning to the efforts of sustainable cities. Taking this as an opportunity, the Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES, investigated and analysed the factors that enabled Kitakyushu to conduct continuous cooperation activities in diverse areas...

Conference Paper
16th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

Japan’s severe population decline is seriously threatening the sustainability of many of the country’s municipalities. In a desperate run for survival, all levels of government have hurried to apply strategies aiming at stopping decay and the development of new infrastructure is met with particularly high expectations for new prosperity. That is...

Conference Paper
Regional Studies Association: Regions in Recovery, Building Sustainable Futures. Global E-Festival
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

While shrinkage has been a debated topic in regional studies in the last decade, the shock brought by Covid-19 on the global economy adds further concerns for cities and regions already suffering from depopulation. As a result, a review of existing planning approaches and policies is necessary to inform change and support the future of cities and...

Research Report

Enabling Asia to Stabilise the Climate

Editor:
Nishioka Shuzo
Conference Paper
European Urban Research Association. EURA 2021, Online Conference on Contradictions Shaping Urban Futures
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

Urban shrinkage contradicts the normative assumption of cities as growth machines. Shrinking cities are stigmatised as outcasts of urban systems, prone to high unemployment rates, low quality of life standards, and urban blight. Compelled by this dominant narrative of loss, planning responses have focused on reversing declining trajectories and...

Conference Paper
European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) Conference in Japan
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

Low birth rates, restrictive immigration policies, and decades of economic stagnation are marking Japan’s transition to a post-growth society. All levels of government have hurried to address the new challenges ahead. In this desperate run for survival, the development of new high-speed railway lines in peripheral areas has been met with high...

Conference Paper
Energising the SDGs through Appropriate Technology and Governance International Conference

The “Circulating and Ecological Economy” is a potentially innovative addition to the myriad of sustainability frameworks put forward by worldwide governments for attaining a sustainable future together with climate change mitigation and adaptation. Launched by the Government of Japan in its Fifth Basic Environment Plan of 2018, this framework aims...