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Policy Report

This report looks at national policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption and production in Asia, without pretending to offer an exhaustive inventory of such policies and initiatives. It was developed based on literature review, integrating information collected through key regional projects such as SWITCH Asia and SwitchMed. The...

Policy Report
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This report presents an overview of policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption and production advanced by the governments of the pan-European region. Although not pretending to present an exhaustive overview of those policies and initiatives, the report was developed based on literature review as well as on the results of a pilot...

Policy Report
Author:
Jose
Domenech

This report presents an overview of policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption and production advanced by the governments of the Latin American and Caribbean region. Although not pretending to present an exhaustive overview, the report was developed based on extensive literature review as well as on the results of a pilot survey...

Data or Tool

We analyse the current status of impact reporting for Japan's green bonds, identify challenges, and make recommendations for the future.The green bonds covered by the analysis are those issued in the two-and-a-half-year period from January 2017 to June 2019 and those which include renewable energy in their use of proceeds. As a result, a total of...

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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...

Policy Report

Despite considerable hope and enthusiasm raised by the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), and some quick initial efforts, many
governments and stakeholders are uncertain about how to proceed
concretely. The 2030 development agenda is intended to be transformative,
and the goals seem comprehensive, but they also are very complex - with
17 goals...

Policy Report
Author:
Hugues
Chenet
Klaus
Hagedorn
Michael
Hayne
Takako
Wakiyama

This report compares the energy and technology exposure of the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX) stock market index with the 2°C roadmap of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The analysis is
based on a translation of this climate scenario into “2°C benchmarks” for investment portfolios, focusing on a 5-year window: 2016-2021. Such a 2°C benchmark...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental and Resource Economics Review
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In response to climate change, Korea is attempting to shift the paradigm of energy and climate change policies by introducing carbon pricing based on market mechanisms. While policy adoption is proceeding at a rapid pace, the introduction of carbon pricing has been faced with great opposition from industry. This study measures to what extent Korean...

Technical Report
Editor:
José
Pineda
Gisèle
Mueller

Under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), UN Environment collaborated with modelling experts from around the globe to develop the Integrated Green Economy Modelling (IGEM) framework that aims to better respond to countries’ needs in terms of analysing the cross- sectoral impacts of Green Economy (GE) policies, so as to incorporate...

Technical Report
Editor:
José
Pineda
Gisèle
Mueller

Under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy
(PAGE), UN Environment collaborated with modelling experts from around the globe to develop the Integrated Green Economy Modelling (IGEM) framework that aims to better respond to countries’ needs in terms of analysing the cross- sectoral impacts of Green Economy (GE) policies, so as to incorporate...