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• With more than half the world’s population, cities will play a pivotal role in determining whether the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) realize their transformational potential. A lack of data from cities may nonetheless weaken the policies and monitoring systems needed to realize that promise.
• This issue brief examines whether...

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The Great East Japan Earthquake highlighted the importance of building diversified energy systems suited to local areas. Since April in 2016, the electric power retail market has been fully liberalized in Japan. This pamphlet explains the background of establishment of local energy companies by local governments in Japan, summarizes and compares...

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In KOSMOS

This article was originally published in KOSMOS 7 (2020), a publication of the Expo '90 Foundation.
This article discusses the need to redesign society to realise transformative change and to reconsider the relationship between humans and nature, which is considered to be a root cause of the pandemic of COVID-19. The Triple R Framework proposed by...

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In Gastronomica

This short article offers a vignette of experiences with food and COVID-19 in Zushi City, Japan early in the pandemic to shed light on the vulnerabilities of the country’s food system. It illustrates how national policies to control the spread of infection affected consumer behavior on the ground and raises larger questions about the sustainability...

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In The Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport

This report was produced by Hirotaka Koike, a participant of the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport in 2019.

Advocacy must help convince key players, such as development agencies, NGOs, all levels of government, and the private sector, that sustainable transport has the true potential to change the current development trajectory. However, a...

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In MASHING UP

オンラインメディアで、女性から始めるダイバーシティをキーワードに、働き方やダイバーシティ、ジェンダー平等などを扱う記事などを載せているMASHING UPからの依頼に基づき、IGESでは、SDGs & Meという連載を展開しています。

本記事は、その一環として都市をテーマに、「一人ひとりが変わるとまちが良くなる。みんなでやるともっと良くなる」という切り口から個人がどう都市の持続可能性に貢献できるのか、取り上げました。

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In 100 Resilient Cities Newsletter
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Semarang City
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Semarang became the first Asian city to release a Resilience Strategy on May 23rd, 2016. Among the document’s six pillars, number 4 is Integrated Mobility. This pillar aims to enhance the performance of the city’s mobility systems by promoting the use, improving the service quality, and enhancing the...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In Miyagi University of Education Environmental Education Centre Research Bulletin
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Satoshi Shimano

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is an increasingly important issue on the global agenda
with great effort being made through policy and science to minimize the impacts of disasters on humans and
the environment. The paper discusses some components of capacity assessment that are relevant to
strengthening DRR capacity and reference is made to the...