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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...
Policy Report
Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched of a report “SDGs and Business in the ESG era: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan”.* This latest report includes the results of the questionnaire survey as well as how both financial institutions and companies address ESG finance...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Increasing attention is being paid to lifestyles in sustainability research and policymaking. Applying a foresight approach to sustainable lifestyles supports this increased focus by highlighting possible futures while also empowering citizens through a participatory process. Foresight has its origins in theory and practice to serve the...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
IISD, SDG Knowledge Hub
Story highlights: The Voluntary Local Review (VLR) process is providing a useful tool for subnational levels of government to take on the SDGs. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies has published two reports to support the growing number of local and regional governments conducting VLRs.
Working Paper
With only ten years left to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all UN member States in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, action is more urgent than ever. Cities, which are responsible for delivering many of the targets highlighted by the SDGs are accelerating their efforts. This is recognised by the...
Book Chapter
In Plastic Waste and Recycling Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions
Eight of the world's top 20 countries as sources of marine debris are from Asia—China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and India (Jambeck et al., 2015). In other words, the Asia-Pacific region is now recognized as a hotspot of plastic pollution of the oceans. These countries are facing typical challenges...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In かんきょう横浜
横浜市環境保全協議会が年6回発行する「かんきょう横浜」に、IGESの研究員が交代で寄稿しています。今回は、過去の連載を振り返りつつ、企業によるSDGsの取組みについて現時点で筆者が考える重要なポイントを解説しています。
Presentation
日本LCA学会テレカンファレンス企画セッション「持続可能な消費と生産パターン転換のための政策デザインとLCA」
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近年,パリ協定の実施,ネット・ゼロを宣言する自治体の増加,SDGsをはじめ,環境資源制約を踏まえた目標ベースの取り組みが主流化している。環境負荷の低減と生活の質の両立を目指す概念である持続可能なライフスタイルへの転換に関し,近年は消費者行動に関する多様なデータが入手可能となってきており,これらと組み合わせたライフサイクル環境負荷や上流側の資源利用量を明らかにすることができるLCA研究(ここでは広く産業連関分析,マテリアルフロー分析等も含む広義の手法群)の重要性が増している。プラネタリ―バウンダリーや脱炭素といった目標に至るには,個別製品の改善に依存した対策には限界があり,リバウンド効果等も踏まえた生産消費システムの転換が必要とされる。一方,既存研究は...