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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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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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In INTERNATIONAL PLANNING STUDIES
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

As more countries witness depopulation, the expansion of High-Speed Rail (HSR) to reach shrinking cities in peripheral regions is renewing the debate on the effects of this infrastructure. This is the case in Japan, a country that continues to extend its highly developed HSR network hoping to curb regional decline. This paper investigates whether...

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...

Presentation

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...

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...

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...

Commissioned Report

COP21で採択されたパリ協定において定められた「2目標」や、これも踏まえて平成28513日に閣議決定された「地球温暖化対策計画」で定められた「2050年までに80%の温室効果ガスの排出削減を目指す」といった目標の達成のためには、極めて巨額の投資が必要であり、今後、これらの目標の達成のため、民間資金を低炭素化事業(再生可能エネルギー事業、省エネルギー事業等)に大量に導入し、活用していくことが不可欠である。

海外においては、特にEUが、気候変動対策及び環境負荷の低減のために民間資金を導入するための制度的枠組みを積極的に構築し、金融市場のグリーン化に向けた環境整備が一層進んでいる。EUでは、サステナブルファイナンスについて検討する専門家グループを設立し...