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Issue Brief

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

SUMMARY

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...

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...

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...

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...

Conference Paper
Regional Studies Association: Regions in Recovery, Building Sustainable Futures. Global E-Festival
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

While shrinkage has been a debated topic in regional studies in the last decade, the shock brought by Covid-19 on the global economy adds further concerns for cities and regions already suffering from depopulation. As a result, a review of existing planning approaches and policies is necessary to inform change and support the future of cities and...

Policy Report
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サステナブルファイナンスに関するグローバルな関心の高まりがみられる中、本レポートは、日本とEU におけるサステナブルファイナンス関連の政策を比較するものである。本レポートの目的は、日本とEU におけるサステナブルファイナンス関連の政策の概要を提示し、それぞれの特徴を明らかにするとともにその共通点や違いを分析することにある。日本とEU は、それぞれの政府が積極的にサステナブルファイナンス政策を展開するものの、そのアプローチや戦略は異なっている。本レポートは、日本とEU のサステナブルファイナンス政策の理解に寄与することでサステナブルファイナンスについての議論や取り組みの一助となることを期待するものである。

Conference Proceeding
Annual Meeting of the Architectural Institute of Japan
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

By reflecting on the case of Imabetsu, this paper explores alternative mechanisms to cope with shrinkage while striving for transitioning to more sustainable development pathways. It argues that rather than fighting against decline, the town should embrace its smaller size while looking within to find alternative ways to sustain the local community...

Policy Report

Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched of a report “SDGs and Business in the ESG era: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan”.* This latest report includes the results of the questionnaire survey as well as how both financial  institutions and companies address ESG finance...