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Discussion Paper
Our lifestyles, through the impacts of our day-to-day activities such as eating, moving and commuting, heating and cooling our homes, caring, working, and so on, have become major threats to the sustainability of the environment. While continued economic growth and urbanisation in many countries are expected, it is imperative to consider how we...
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...
Presentation
多摩市気候非常事態宣言 記念 オンライン講演会
本資料は、2020年8月22日に開催された、多摩市気候非常事態宣言 記念 オンライン講演会での発表資料です。 1.「気候危機」は、誰にとって、どのようなリスクなのか、2. 気候危機に取り組むため、国や自治体、ビジネスがどのような行動を開始しているのか、3.コロナ禍から、どのように「より良い回復」(グリーン・リカバリー)を目指すのか、4.強靱、持続可能で脱炭素型の地域とライフスタイルへの転換をどう進めるのか についてまとめています。
Policy Report
In the context of the current global surge of interest in sustainable finance, this report presents the findings of a study comparing the policy landscapes covering such issues in Japan and in the EU. The objective of the report is to provide an overview of, and identify the key characteristics deployed in each of these two jurisdictions, and then...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Increasing attention is being paid to lifestyles in sustainability research and policymaking. Applying a foresight approach to sustainable lifestyles supports this increased focus by highlighting possible futures while also empowering citizens through a participatory process. Foresight has its origins in theory and practice to serve the...
Submission to Policy Process
According to the World Bank (2018), global annual waste generation is expected to jump from 2.01billion tonnes in 2016 to 3.40 billion tonnes over the next 30 years, and this trend is especially true in developing countries in Asia and Africa. This suggests that there has been very little success in reversing the trend of the increased generation...
Working Paper
While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...
Policy Report
本書は北九州市の海外水ビジネスの展開状況をまとめたものである。第1章で海外水ビジネス市場の動向と北九州市の国際協力の歩みについて触れ、第2章で100年以上の歴史を有する北九州市の上下水道がどのように整備されてきたかを振り返り、第3章では北九州市のカンボジアとベトナムでの海外展開の事例を詳述し、第4章では海外展開を進める市内企業4社に焦点を当ててその展開のアプローチを紹介し、最後の第5章において北九州市から海外に拡がる水ビジネスの今後について考察する構成となっている。 なお、本書は、北九州市産業技術保存継承センター(北九州イノベーションギャラリー)の調査研究事業の一環で作成されたものである。
Policy Report
A diverse mix of environmental problems, such as traffic congestion, increasing amounts of waste, and air and water pollution, have surfaced around the world in line with rapidly growing populations and urban development. Climate change has also resulted in more frequent incidences of localised torrential rains, floods, droughts and landslides in...