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Book Chapter
In Scenarios of Environmental Resilience and Transformation in Times of Climate Change: Effects and Lessons from the COVID-19

Five years after the SDGs were adopted and just when the United Nations called for realising the Decade of Action, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the progress of the SDGs and even reversed some of the achievements that the world made over years. With most countries struggling to overcome the pandemic and revive the economy, losing the focus on the...

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...

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...

Technical Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...

Report Chapter
In Air Pollution Control in the Transportation Sector: Third Phase Research Report of the Urban Environmental Management Project

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is commonly understood to mean a system that emphasises priority for and rapid movement of buses by securing segregated busways, although there is no precise definition of what constitutes a BRT system (International Energy Agency (IEA) 2002; Wright 2005). From an environmental perspective, BRTs have the potential to reduce...

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...

Presentation
HLPF2019 IGESSide Event “From Science to Implementation: Strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) to Integrate Climate Change, Resilience, and the SDGs” on 11thJuly 2019, UNHQ, NY

HLPF2019 IGESSide Event “From Science to Implementation: Strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) to Integrate Climate Change, Resilience, and the SDGs” on 11thJuly 2019, UNHQ, NY

Commissioned Report

Across the world, the rate of urbanization is increasing at a rapid pace. As the areas in which the majority of people live and work, cities are increasingly acknowledged as the arena in which solutions to major societal and environmental challenges must be implemented. This rapid change has put many cities under significant strain. Local...

Presentation
Urban Transition Global Summit 2016

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 brought together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to review the latest research and practice towards developing an urban future that is more economically competitive, sustainable and resilient, equitable and inclusive and digitally supported. IGES was invited to the...

Presentation
Urban Transition Global Summit 2016

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 brought together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to review the latest research and practice towards developing an urban future that is more economically competitive, sustainable and resilient, equitable and inclusive and digitally supported. IGES was invited to the...