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Working Paper
Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Freiburg (Germany), Occasional Paper Series
Author:
Lukas Maximilian
Müller
In the race for infrastructure connectivity across Asia, several states have established initiatives to provide funding for developing countries. Chief among these are the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Japanese Partnership for Quality Infrastructure (PQI). The most recent addition to these competing multilateral initiatives in...
Working Paper
While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...
Policy Brief
Author:
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
On 1 May 2020, the National Institute of Urban Affairs, NIUA, (autonomous body under India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga, NMCG, (under India’s Ministry of Jal Shakti) organized an Ideathon on “The Future of River Management”. The purpose of this Ideathon was to use the current COVID-19 crisis as a...
Training or Learning Material
A ‘Voluntary Local Review’ (VLR) is a process whereby local and regional governments voluntarily carry out a review of progress being made in their implementation of the SDGs. This review includes policies, programmes, data, institutional set-ups and stakeholder engagement mechanisms to implement the 2030 Agenda at the local level. VLRs are then...
Data or Tool
IGES Biennial Update Report (BUR) Database provides key information reported in biennial update reports (BURs) submitted by Non-Annex I Countries to the UNFCCC. According to UNFCCC COP decision 2/CP.17, non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR by December...
Commissioned Report
This report is about the project with a purpose to promote cooperation on Co-benefits-type air pollution measures mainly in Asia. IGES provided advice to MOEJ on the activities of international organisations; supporting international SLCPs mitigation activities such as the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants...
Briefing Note
第7回持続可能な開発に関するアジア太平洋フォーラム(APFSD7)が、国連アジア太平洋経済社会委員会(UNESCAP)により、2020年3月25日から27日にタイ・バンコクのUNカンファレンスセンターにて開催される予定である。過去の、少なくとも2017年以降のAPFSDとの大きな違いとして、APFSD7 ではレビュー対象となる持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)のゴール群が存在しないことが挙げられる。これは、2020年度のSDGsに関する「ハイレベル政治フォーラム(HLPF)」が、レビュー対象となるSDGsのゴールを設定する代わりに、2019年9月のSDGsサミットで採択された政治宣言である「加速された行動と変革の道筋: 持続可能な開発に向けた行動と展開の10年間の実現 (Accelerated...
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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...
Book Chapter
In Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia Policy and Governance
More and more researchers are working with cities on innovative responses to climate change. Many of these efforts involve purposive experimentation. These experiments entail collaboration between researchers and policymakers in efforts to introduce small-scale initiatives that open opportunities for large-scale transformations. The promise of...
Briefing Note
The 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (7APFSD) is due to take place on 25-27 March 2020 at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. One of the significant differences to preceding APFSD forums (at least from 2017) is that the APFSD7 does not have any cluster of goals under review. This reflects a decision at the global level...