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Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between March 2021 and May 2021.

March to May was a busy period for Japan’s sustainable finance policy, as several key outputs likely to shape Japan’s sustainable finance were issued. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Financial...

Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between December 2020 and February 2021. Section 1 provides highlights of sustainable finance policy developments in Japan. Section 2 provides policy developments and relevant sources at a glance and in chronological order. Section 3 provides a...

Conference Proceeding
Awareness Workshop (Webinar): Japanese Environmental Technologies to monitor emissions from thermal power plants and other energy-intensive industries in India

The Kansai Research Center (KRC) of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) took up the issue of air pollution in India and hosted an awareness workshop on Japanese technologies to monitor emissions from thermal power plants and other energy-intensive industries in India on 17 February 2021.The objective of the workshop was to...

Issue Brief

This publication aims to promote local climate actions by disseminating information on the announcement by 31 local governments in the Kyushu region of Japan on their commitment to be “Zero Carbon Cities” by 2050. It compiles the background, current situation and challenges, along with domestic and international trends on a net zero carbon society...

Issue Brief

本書は、九州の31の県・市町村(自治体)がゼロカーボンシティ表明に至った 背景、現状、課題などを整理し、国内外の動向を踏まえつつ概観することで、今後の展開の一助となることを目的に作成したものである。九州でゼロカーボン表明を行った自治体は、環境省のイニシティブをきっかけ にしながらも、庁内の内発的な動きから表明に至ったところが多かった。表明後の展開として、ほとんどの自治体が計画策定・改定を通じて施策の 具体化を進めるのと同時に、域内のステークホルダーに向けた意識啓発の 活動を始めていた。 不確実性を包含する2050年を見据えた取り組みを表明自治体が着実に進める上で、実施体制、定量化、ロードマップの作成に課題を抱えていることが明らかとなった。

Conference Proceeding

This report summarizes the key discussion points of the two-day Asian Transparency Workshop on December 14-15, 2020. With the aim to promote knowledge-sharing among countries in Asia for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF), the workshop particularly focused on a roadmap for preparation of...

Conference Proceeding

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan, and The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), India, organized a session on 07 February 2020 to promote the implementation of Japanese Energy-Efficient Technologies at Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) and National Productivity Council’s (NPC) ‘State Level Energy Auditors and...

Conference Proceeding
持続可能なアジア太平洋に関する国際フォーラム(ISAP2019)

持続可能なアジア太平洋に関する国際フォーラム(International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific: ISAP)は、第一線で活躍する専門家、国際機関、政府、企業、NGO関係者が集い、アジア太平洋の持続可能な開発に関する多様な議論を行う国際フォーラムです。主催機関である(公財)地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)および国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)が関与している国際的なネットワークと協力しつつ、関係者間の情報共有の促進や連携強化を図ることを目的として、毎年日本で開催しています。

ISAP2019の全体テーマは「包摂的な転換(トランジション): 地域循環共生圏の実現に向けたマルチステークホルダーの協力」で...

Conference Proceeding
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2019)

The International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) is held annually to share information and facilitate diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with the participation of front-line experts and diverse stakeholders from international organisations, governments, business and NGOs. ISAP began in 2009 as...

Conference Proceeding
First Sub-Regional Workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Road map for implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia

Home to roughly 1.8 billion people, South Asia generates approximately 334 million tonnes of waste per year of which 174 million tonnes (57%) is organic in content. In addition to the increase in municipal solid waste, managing complex and emerging waste streams, including e-waste, food waste, construction and demolition waste, disaster waste...