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In 木材情報

世界の違法伐採対策は、この10年間で、木材消費国において違法伐採木材の取引や輸入規制が法制度化されるという大きな進展があった。違法伐採対策に取り組む理由として、熱帯林の減少防止と持続可能な森林管理の促進、違法伐採が生産国政府や消費国の木材市場に与える経済的な損失などが挙げられてきたが、現在は、非持続可能な消費と生産による気候危機や生態系の劣化などの地球規模の環境問題への対応策から派生した、持続可能な木材への需要の増大が違法伐採対策の推進力となっていると考えられる。

Book Chapter
In Energy Efficiency in Motor Systems

Compressed air systems account for 5–35% of electricity use among the Indian manufacturing sector. It shares a significant portion of the production cost, but its energy-efficiency measures are not widely applied in India yet. From 2011 to 2018, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)...

Presentation
15th Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production
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IGES co-organises the 4th webisode of the 15th conference of the Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP), which began on 20 April 2021 and releases new episodes on Tuesdays until 11 May 2021. Co-organised with the S-16 Project of Environment Research and Technology Fund of Japan (project co-led by University of...

Commentary (Op. Ed)
エネルギー・資源

自然の力を克服できるほど人智は優れてはいない。人間活動拡大が地球資源の限界を超えはじめ、自らが起こした温暖化が人類生存を脅かしている。今始まる脱炭素社会への転換は自然共生による持続可能な社会に向けての第一歩である。自然への畏敬と調和を念頭に自然の摂理をふまえた科学に基づき、大至急この大転換を成し遂げる必要がある。

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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...

Book
Editor:
Maiko
Nishi
Suneetha
M. Subramanian
Himangana
Gupta
Madoka
Yoshino

This open access book is a compilation of case studies that provide useful knowledge and lessons that derive from on-the-ground activities and contribute to policy recommendations, focusing on the relevance of social-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) to “transformative change.” The concept of “transformative change” has been...

Policy Report
Author:
Joseph Edward Alegado
Jose Miguel Aliño
Stephen Cheuk Fai Chow
Ma. Brida Lea Diola
Lea Gurrero
Von Hernandez
Yuichi Ishimura
Effie Kim
Doun Moon
Mitsu Okuno
Gemma Pelogio
Peixun Pey
Tiara Samson
Satyarupa Shekhar Swain
Maria Antonia Tanchuling,
Vu Duc Canh

Plastic is ubiquitous: we use it for life-saving medical devices, clothing, toys and cosmetics; we use it in agriculture and industry. But we also know the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans. 

For example, the amount of plastic that some fulmars accumulate in their stomachs during their lives is...

Data or Tool

The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...

Book
Sustainability
Editor:
Tomohiro
Tasaki
Shunsuke
Managi

Under the era of Paris Agreement and SDGs, agenda for sustainability has shifted from regulation to designing fundamental changes in socio-technical system towards decarbonized and circular society. This shift would largely depend on taking advantage of emerging forces in socio-technical system. This includes new business models, drivers of wealth...