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The IGES Kyoto Units Transfer Database (CP1 & CP2) provide compiled information on all issuance, international transfer, retirement, and cancellation of Kyoto units from each Annex I country or among different Annex I countries for the 1st and 2nd commitment periods of the Kyoto Protocol (CP1 and CP2). The information is extracted from publicly...
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...
Book Chapter
In Climate Change Governance in Asia
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Asia is an extremely diverse region, in terms of the political regimes of its constituent countries, and of their level of development and the nature of their civil societies. As such, its countries are producing a wide range of governance approaches to climate change. Covering the diversity of climate change governance in Asia, this book presents...
Policy Report
Author:
Molly K.
White
Valeria
Arroyave
This document describes the key findings, research methods, assessment results, and suggestions for future work resulting from the compilation of the Global Database of National GHG Inventory Capacity in Developing Countries. Principle to this research was the creation of two GHG inventory capacity indices, GHGI Capacity and GHGI Applied. The two...
Submission to Policy Process
Author:
Rosa Vivien Ratnawati
Novrizal Tahar
Ujang Solihin Sidik
Tsukiji Makoto
With a population of 250 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country and second-largest plastic polluter in the world after China. The country produces 3.2 million tonnes of un-managed plastic waste a year, of which about 1.29 million tonnes ends up in the marine environment. In addition, approximately 10 billion plastic carry bags...
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...