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Negombo City is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. It is the major commercial and transport centre, and main health service provider for the region. However, municipal solid waste management is a pressing concern for Negombo due to expanding urbanization, increasing income, lack of public awareness, changes in...

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Author:
Magnus
Bengtsson

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest global threats. Plastics use and waste have been rapidly growing, in particularly emerging Asia. Southeast Asia, with its high population density, strong economic dynamism, and generally inadequate waste management systems, is a hotspot for the challenges. 

With this as a background, ASEAN and the EU have...

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Author:
Tsuneo
Oba
Kunihiko
Yokoishi
Hiroshi
Sato
Asami
Kokufuda

This latest report, “Mainstreaming the SDGs in Business: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan”, includes the results of the 2018 survey as well as a survey specifically focused on diversity management, which is closely linked to SDG5 (gender equality and women's empowerment), SDG8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG10 (reduced...

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2014年の国連気候サミットにおいて、日本は開発途上国の適応能力を包括的に支援することを目的とした適応イニシアチブを発表した。適応イニシアチブには、科学的知識に基づいた適応計画策定、および開発途上国が気候変動影響評価を更新するための能力開発に関する支援が含まれる。同イニシアチブの一環として、環境省は地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)と共同で、アジア太平洋地域の国々を対象に、国別適応計画(NAP)策定および関連する政策の推進における各国の政府関係者およびその他のステークホルダーの能力構築に貢献するために、一連のワークショップシリーズ「アジア太平洋地域における気候変動影響評価および適応計画策定に関する能力向上」を開催してきた。本ワークショップシリーズは、2015年から開始され...

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Japan’s Climate change Adaptation Initiative was announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the UN Climate Summit 2014 with the aim to support the adaptive capacity of developing countries in a holistic manner. The Adaptation Initiative includes support for designing adaptation planning based on scientific knowledge and for capacity development of...

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Author:
Tsuneo
Oba
Kunihiko
Yokoishi
Hiroshi
Sato
Asami
Kokufuda

一般社団法人 グローバル・コンパクト・ネットワーク・ジャパン(GCNJ)および公益財団法人 地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES=アイジェス)は、国連の「持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)」について、日本における企業の取組み実態に関する最新の調査結果をとりまとめた、SDGs日本企業調査レポート2018年度版「主流化に向かうSDGsとビジネス~日本における企業・団体の取組み現場から~」を2月28日(木)に発刊いたしました。
3年目となる今回のレポートでは、GCNJの会員企業・団体におけるSDGsの認知度・取組みに関する経年変化に加え、雇用・労働面におけるSDGsの取組みとして、ジェンダー平等の推進を中心とするダイバーシティ経営の現状と課題を考察しています。本レポートでは...

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UNEP published the Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based Solutions, the first-ever comprehensive scientific assessment of air pollution outlook in the region. It outlines 25 clean air measures that could achieve safe air quality levels for 1 billion people by 2030 - with numerous benefits for public health, economic development and...

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The Resource Pack consists of a series of short and concise technical briefs. They are each semi-autonomous and not arranged in a sequential manner, so that each can be read independently or interlinked, and in any preferred order.
- Part 1 provides an overview of current issues related to sustainable consumption, links these to the Asian context...

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Author:
Ruth
GUZMAN
Adnan
HEZRI
Athapol
ANUNTHAVORASAKUL

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has carried out policy research on strengthening capacities for effective implementation of Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) and identifying pathways to facilitate mainstreaming of ESC with a specific focus on the roles governments can play in promoting sustainable consumption. An...

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Climate change, changing rainfall and increasing water scarcity: An integrated approach for planning adaptation and building resilience of smallholder subsistence livelihoods in Nepal

This research report assesses water scarcity and its impacts on smallholder subsistence livelihoods in the context of climate change in Nepal, a mountainous country located entirely within the Ganges River Basin. It identifies and analyses existing coping responses and assesses options for introducing an adaptive response strategy to improve...