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

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Notably for this period, the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance under the Financial Services Agency (FSA) issued ‘The Report by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance’ in mid-June. Building on the...

Issue Brief

The world's major investors, banks and other financial institutions are taking note of the upcoming 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in November 2021, and they are committing to take actions in line with the Paris Agreement on Net Zero. At the same...

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Discussion Paper

Intensifying ecological crises, such as climate change, the melting Arctic, and uncontrolled destruction of habitat and biodiversity, are increasingly exposing the shortcomings of resource-intensive development models. One of the concepts helping policymakers steer a course change is sustainable consumption production and consumption (SCP). A...

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世界の主要な投資家や銀行などの金融機関は、202111月に開催される国連気候変動枠組条約(UNFCCC)第26回締約国会議(COP26)に注目しつつ、「パリ協定」や「ネット・ゼロ」に沿った行動をとることを約束している。これと並行して、投資家や金融機関の間では、生物多様性に関連する投資ポートフォリオのリスクを懸念する声が高まっている。これは、気候変動と生物多様性の間に重要な関連性、すなわち、相乗効果やトレードオフがあることや、生物多様性の破壊を含む生態系への人間の影響がCOVID-19のような感染症の拡大に関係している可能性が認識されつつあるためと考えられる。本イシューブリーフでは、政府や投資家が事業者と連携して生物多様性の保全にさらに資金を振り向けるために求められる行動について整理する。

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Book Chapter
In Sustainability in Natural Resources Management and Land Planning

This chapter identifies significant transformations in agricultural land in terms of land use and land-use changes, analyses major drivers and trade-offs, and describes substantial policy interventions to arrest negative trends. The rapidly growing population and their needs constitute one of the significant drivers of land-use changes in the...

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In Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia

The widespread adoption of low emissions technologies in rapidly developing countries is critical to resolving the climate emergency.1 However, many fast growing economies lack the energy efficient, renewable, and other advanced technologies needed to mitigate climate change. Technology transfer could help address these countries need. Yet the...

Briefing Note

英国グラスゴーで開催された国連気候変動枠組条約(UNFCCC)第26回締約国会議(COP26)において、民間金融に関しても大きな話題となった。本ブリーフノートでは、COP26 期間中に発表されたサステナブルファイナンスを巡る動きや発表の概要を整理し、それらがどのような文脈のもとで出てきたものなのかを解説するとともに、日本がどのように関わっているかについて触れる。

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Presentation
International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference (ISDRS)
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- The concept of "tradeoff" between environment and economy is based on analysis of past trends.

- Environment is the foundation of the economy.

- SDGs show the way to a sustainable economy based on environmental sustainability. Tradeoffs should be resolved.

- SDGs call for an integrated approach; SDGs integrate environmental, economic...

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国際エネルギー機関(International Energy Agency: IEA)は今年5月、「IEAロードマップ」(Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector)を公表した。このレポートは世界のエネルギー部門の2050年までの脱炭素化・CO2排出ネットゼロの達成のために必要なアクションを可視化したもので、「IEAの歴史上、最も重要かつ挑戦的な事業の1つ」とされている。本セミナー資料ではこのレポートの背景やその意義について解説する。

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...