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Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
H. Chan
This paper examines the effects of financial incentives, particularly electricity prices, on residential solar photovoltaic system installations. We shed light on the importance of a factor that has been largely overlooked in the literature on the adoption behavior of low-carbon building technologies: the distinction between retrofit and new-build...
Issue Brief
This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between February 2022 and April 2022. In this period, policy work pertaining to sustainability-related disclosure continued on multiple fronts. At the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the ‘Working Group on Corporate Disclosure of the Financial System...
Policy Brief
T7 Policy Brief: T7 Task Force on Climate and Environment
G7 leaders have already accepted many important concepts related to the environment and sustainability. The G7 agreed to “protect our planet by supporting a green revolution that creates jobs” in 2021 at the Cornwall Summit. H owever, the challenge is that the G7 has mostly issued general statements of principle rather than committed to concrete...
変化が激しく、またその予見が難しい地球環境やそれにともなう社会·経済の変化の中で、企業はその存続のために対応を迫られています。こうした状況下で、環境(E)・社会(S)・企業統治・ガバナンス(G)、いわゆるESGを経営方針や投資判断に組み入れるアプローチは、有用な手法の1つとして活用されています。 本書の特徴は、「ESGにどのように取り組むか」のみならず、「なぜESGに取り組む必要があるのか」について、国際的な動向や科学的視点も含めて解説している点です。構成は次のとおりです。第1章でESGの基本的な点を「質問と答え」というかたちで整理しています。第2章では特にカーボンニュートラルに向けた取り組みの観点から、投資家と企業の関係を解説しています。第3章では、近年ESGが注目されている背景について...
Issue Brief
This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between October 2021 and January 2022. The highlights of developments on sustainable finance in this period was work pertaining to sustainability-related disclosure. At the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the ‘Disclosure Working Group’ continued with...
Policy Report
本レポートでは、2021年10~11月に行った調査結果の集計・分析に基づき、会員企業・団体のSDGsの認知・浸透度のほか、国連グローバル・コンパクトが重視するSDGsのゴール5、8、13、16と、日本企業で取り組みの加速が期待されるゴール12の計5つのゴールの取り組みの進捗について、各分野の専門家による分析・考察が含まれています。5つのゴールの分析・考察にあたり主題にしたテーマは、企業・団体の活動にとって重要な「ジェンダー平等」、「はたらきがい・人権」、「気候変動」、「腐敗防止」、「循環経済」になります。 (※2022年4月4日に一部誤りを訂正したファイルに差替えました。) 【「SDGs進捗レポート 2022」のハイライト】 【SDGsの認知・浸透度...
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...
Issue Brief
The world's major investors, banks and other financial institutions are taking note of the upcoming 26 th 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...
Policy Report
The ASEAN State of Climate Change Report (ASCCR) provides an overall outlook of the state of play of climate change issues in the ASEAN region. ASCCR is also a forward-looking report, which includes recommendations on making the transition toward 2030 and on to 2050 for both adaptation and mitigation, considering ASEAN’s development context and the...
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...