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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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Rural Studies
Author:
Hiroyuki
Kubota
Sawako
Shigeto
Takahiro
Yoshida
Yoshiki
Yamagata

The global population is concentrating unprecedentedly into urban areas, raising concerns on global sustainability and human well-being. There also exists a niche trend of migration from urban to rural areas particularly in countries with post-industrial economies. This paper investigated values of migration expressed by the migrants arrived in...

Peer-reviewed Article
In INTERNATIONAL PLANNING STUDIES
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

As more countries witness depopulation, the expansion of High-Speed Rail (HSR) to reach shrinking cities in peripheral regions is renewing the debate on the effects of this infrastructure. This is the case in Japan, a country that continues to extend its highly developed HSR network hoping to curb regional decline. This paper investigates whether...

Policy Report
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The Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched a report "SDGs and Business to Overcome the COVID-19 Pandemic: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan", showing the latest survey results on the actual status of Japanese companies' efforts regarding the SDGs.

This report, now...

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Global environmental change, the depletion of natural resources, and unacceptable levels of pollution, among other anthropogenic impacts on the planet and its ecosystems, demand a radical shift in the way humankind develops. Global agreements like the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” or the “Paris Agreement on Climate Change” seek to...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In Tokyo Updates

フェルナンド・オルティス-モヤIGES研究員が、より良い都市づくりにおけるVLR(Voluntary Local Review:自治体による自発的なSDGsレビュー)の役割を解説し、SDGs(持続可能な開発目標)の達成に向けた東京の取り組みを紹介します。

Policy Report
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一般社団法人グローバル・コンパクト・ネットワーク・ジャパン(GCNJ)および公益財団法人地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES=アイジェス)は、国連の「持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)」について、日本企業の取り組み実態に関する最新の調査結果をとりまとめた、SDGs日本企業調査レポート2020年度版「コロナ禍を克服するSDGsとビジネス」を3月25日(木)に発刊しました。

5年目となる今回のレポートでは、GCNJ会員を対象としたアンケートで回答を得られた208企業・団体の調査結果と企業・団体トップへのヒアリング結果をもとに、GCNJ会員のSDGsに関する認知度や取り組み状況について5年間の進展度合いを分析するとともに、サステナビリティの観点から、コロナ禍でクローズアップされたビジネスや働き方の変化...