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Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Environmental Research

The focus of SCP policy has shifted from management of environmental pollution to wider socio-technical change including infrastructure, lifestyles and business models that are sustainable over decades. This paper first examines the expansion of the SCP policy domain through changes in focus of the following two aspects; product lifecycle policy...

Discussion Paper

Water pollution caused by microplastics generated from land-based sources (e.g. as tire-wear particles, broken road markings, synthetic textile microfibre from washing, microbeads from personal care products, discharged domestic wastewater from households, and others) is attracting attention in many countries and regions around the world as an...

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 Sustainability
Author:
Janet
Salem
Manfred
Lenzen

Current commitments in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are insufficient to remain within the 2-degree climate change limit agreed to in the Paris Agreement. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that lifestyle changes are now necessary to stay within the limit. We reviewed a range of NDCs and national climate change...

Issue Brief

The world's major investors, banks and other financial institutions are taking note of the upcoming 26th 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 same...

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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...

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Issue Brief

世界の主要な投資家や銀行などの金融機関は、202111月に開催される国連気候変動枠組条約(UNFCCC)第26回締約国会議(COP26)に注目しつつ、「パリ協定」や「ネット・ゼロ」に沿った行動をとることを約束している。これと並行して、投資家や金融機関の間では、生物多様性に関連する投資ポートフォリオのリスクを懸念する声が高まっている。これは、気候変動と生物多様性の間に重要な関連性、すなわち、相乗効果やトレードオフがあることや、生物多様性の破壊を含む生態系への人間の影響がCOVID-19のような感染症の拡大に関係している可能性が認識されつつあるためと考えられる。本イシューブリーフでは、政府や投資家が事業者と連携して生物多様性の保全にさらに資金を振り向けるために求められる行動について整理する。

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Policy Report
Author:
Thi Bich Hien
Nguyen
Phu Song Toan
Pham
Thi Kinh
Kieu
Costas Velis
Josh Cottom
Janet Salem
Andrew Charles
Alexander Lee-Emery
Abigail Smith
Curt Garrigan

This Policy Report forms part of the output from the project: "‘Closing the Loop: Innovation and Scaling Up to Solve the Problem of Plastic Pollution in Marine Areas in ASEAN Cities", supported by  the Government of Japan. The report provides scientific-based evidence on the status of plastic pollution in Da Nang, in order to guide the development...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Waste Management & Research

Source separation plays a pivotal role in sustainable and integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) and in achieving a circular economy in Asia. However, it is still not an official practice, and many cities continue to utilise open dumping, involving receiving mixed waste without pre-treatment. This paper, therefore, examines the...