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Research Report

A Comparative Study on the Environmental Impact of Korea-Japan Free Trade: IGES/NIES/KEI Joint Research Project Report

Kang, Sang In
Kim, Jae Joon
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No. 1

The Kyoto Protocol was signed at the third Convention of the Parties (COP 3) in 1997, and its participating nations are now formulating national and international guidelines to achieve the protocol’s goals as they wait for it to come into force. At the same time, nations not participating in the protocol are taking measures to achieve parallel...

Discussion Paper

Impacts of climate change are likely to be severe in the Asia-Pacific region but adaptive capacity is weak in most countries and communities. As much of the adaptation is site-specific and has to be developed at the individual and community level, it is crucial to harness local knowledge in designing adaptation strategies. Focus group interviews...

Discussion Paper

In mitigating climate change, the Kyoto Protocol requires Annex I countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In achieving their targets, the Kyoto Protocol allows the countries to use the Kyoto Mechanisms (KM), including emissions trading (ET), which is recognized as one of the most cost-effective ways. Prior to the official start of...

Policy Report

The guidelines and recommendations for promoting local participation in forest management for Indonesia, Lao P.D.R. and Far East Russia, as the outcome of the second phase research (FY2001-FY2003) of the IGES Forest Conservation Project.

This guidelines and recommendations consist of (i) village action guidelines (VAG) for villagers and other...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In E-alert

E-alert No.022 (April 10, 2004)

Trends of Corporate Environmental Reporting in 2003

Kenjiro Hirayama, Masashi Kitamura
IGES Kansai Kenkyu Centre

The number of companies publishing environmental reports is increasing each year. Among Tokyo stock exchange 1st division companies, 416(27.3%) out of 1523 published such report in 2003...