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IGES In-house seminar

Biofuels have been rapidly taken up by many countries in the Asia and Pacific region in order to meet their energy demands and developmental needs. Biofuels have been attributed to have advantages such as mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy saving while producing them, and provision of employment. There are several studies...

Non Peer-reviewed Article


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Policy Report

This report presents the results of IGES research on public timber procurement policy to date. It includes a comparative analysis between Japan’s policy and those of several European countries. In addition to providing recommendations for further strengthening Japan’s policy, the report identifies a generic set of elements that public timber...


Performance Indicators, Material Flow: Analysis Japan’s Fundamental Plan for Establishing a Sound Material Cycle Society and its indicators

Resource efficiency: Japan and Germany at the forefront– A policy dialogue –, November 6, 2007, in Berlin, Germany
4th Asia DME Forum, Kitakyushu, Japan.

Biofuels have attracted much attention due to the exciting potential opportunities for them to contribute to increasing energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. However, there are also fears that, in practice, these opportunities may not be realised, and biofuels may...


Economic Integration and Renewable Energy in East Asia: Policy Implications

the World Renewable Energy Regional Congress & Exhibition II, 5-7 November 2007, Jakarta, Indonesia