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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
This is the Editorial of the first IGES-initiated Special Feature of the Sustainability Science journal. This Special Feature on Just and Sustainable Transitions in Net-Zero Asia aims to highlight how researchers, policymakers, and practitioners across Asia are applying just transition thinking to address pressing environmental challenges, climate...
Discussion Paper
 北九州市は、市内の温室効果ガス(GHG)排出削減目標を掲げるだけでなく、アジア地域への貢献目標も掲げている。それは、アジア地域で、2050年までに、2013年度の市内のGHG排出量の150%以上に相当する排出量の削減を目指す(以下、「150%削減目標」という。)というものである。環境国際協力に長年取り組んできた「世界の環境首都」として、気候変動対策のようなグローバルイシューにも市内外で積極的に貢献していく姿勢を見せている。  本稿は、北九州市の「150%削減目標」の意義や、その目標達成に向けたアプローチを確認した上で、政策効果の「見える化」の方法論について検討を行った。「150%削減目標」が数値目標であることを踏まえ、北九州市の取り組みのうちGHG排出削減量を把握できそうなものを特定し...
Policy Brief
Jazel Nico
This policy brief aims to answer a critical question: how can policymakers, civil society, and researchers address air pollution, climate change, and socioeconomic equity with inclusive solutions ? The brief argues that much of the answer will involve reframing how policymakers, civil society groups, and researchers perceive the interrelationship...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
H. Chan
This paper examines the effects of financial incentives, particularly electricity prices, on residential solar photovoltaic system installations. We shed light on the importance of a factor that has been largely overlooked in the literature on the adoption behavior of low-carbon building technologies: the distinction between retrofit and new-build...
Policy Brief
ASEAN Centre for Energy Policy Brief
1. The ASEAN State of Climate Change Report (ASCCR) presented ASEAN’s mitigation goal: i) Achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as early as possible in the latter half of the 21st century; and ii) Cap peak GHG emissions as soon as possible after 2030 to ensure the net-zero GHG emission goal is met on schedule. 2. However, the updated...
Policy Report
Makoto Tsukiji
Patrick Mwesigye
Norah Mugita
Sylvia Munuhe
Evans Kituyi
Lelissa Daba
Chengchen Qian
Adebiyi Odegbile
Joseph Price
The sound management of Health Care Waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of COVID-19 throughout Africa has significantly influenced the already overburdened Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) systems in many countries. A lack of infrastructure...
Book Chapter
In モルディブを知るための35章
As in many developing countries, waste management is one of the greatest challenges faced by the Maldives. The limited or unavailbility of waste collection services, proper treatment, and disposal systems on the islands often results in dumping household waste on the beach, ocean, and forests and also open burning of waste. These activities are...
Working Paper
This case study reports on the development of a healthcare waste management (HCWM) system at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Nepal where the intervention began in 2014 with support from HECAF 360 , a local NGO, and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), an international NGO, and WHO Nepal. It describes the approach and path followed by...
Policy Report
The ASEAN State of Climate Change Report (ASCCR) provides an overall outlook of the state of play of climate change issues in the ASEAN region. ASCCR is also a forward-looking report, which includes recommendations on making the transition toward 2030 and on to 2050 for both adaptation and mitigation, considering ASEAN’s development context and the...
世界各国が本気で取り組む「温室効果ガス排出削減」 本当に達成できるの?そもそも必要あるの?専門家に徹底取材! ○2021年はカーボンニュートラル元年! ○世の中の取り組み、再生エネルギーや企業や個人の行動に注目が集まっている! ○本書では、「脱炭素とは何か」を脱炭素に向けどのような立場の人がどのように関わっているかについてマンガで解説します。 ○地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)、WWF、電力会社、ハウスメーカー、など、 さまざまな立場の人に話を聞いていきます。 ○具体的な取り組みを紹介していくことで、SDGsの最重要課題が、サクッとわかります。 内容説明 いま、世界が一丸となって取り組んでいるテーマが脱炭素。地球温暖化を防ぐために、二酸化炭素の排出量を減らすこと...