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Executive Summary: The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the latest movement of the emissions trading scheme (ETS), with a focus on the three key Asian carbon markets in Tokyo, China (esp. the pilots) and the Republic of Korea (hereinafter abbreviated as Korea). The key findings are as follows: - As of 2017, the global share...
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This issue brief presents a brief overview of the current follow-up and review mechanisms of the Sustainable Development Goals. It then draws attention to five possible pitfalls to effective review and proposes possible ways forward in addressing these pitfalls.
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Author:
William
Alley
Sean
Furey
Ralf
Klingbeil
Seifu
Kabede
Ricardo
Hirata
KEY MESSAGES • groundwater is a key resource for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030 — but is still weakly conceptualised in the SDG Indicators • there is a strong case for defining new ‘groundwater resource status indicators’ for SDG Targets 6.3, 6.4 and 6.6, because groundwater resources are integral to these but not...
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2016年12月現在のG7各国の長期温室効果ガス低排出発展戦略(Long-term Low Greenhouse Gas Development Strategies)の策定状況ならびにその概要に関して、公開情報およびヒアリングから得た情報をまとめています。
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Author:
Katherine Rittenhouse
Peter Sopher
Daniel Francis
Stefano De Clara
Jeff Swartz
This case study covers the experimental Japanese voluntary ETS, the J-Credit System, the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program, the Joint Crediting Mechanism, Commentary on Market Functioning, and Policy Distinction.Remarks:This case study is co-authored by the IGES, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the Environmental Defense Fund...
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Assuming all thermal power plants currently planned for construction and replacement are put into operation, coal-fired and gas-fired power plants need to operate below 56% and 43%, respectively, of their capacity factor in order to achieve Japan’s electric power sector’s voluntary emissions intensity targets for 2030. However, the voluntary...
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Author:
Kaoru
Ichikawa
William
Dunbar
Yohsuke
Amano
A policy mechanism is needed to better integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable management of terrestrial and maritime ecosystems in a practical and coherent way in order to achieve food security and improved livelihoods. An integrated landscape approach can provide the basis for such a mechanism by facilitating...
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The focus of disaster risk reduction has changed from response-based approaches to pre-disaster preparedness, mitigation and risk reduction approaches over the course of the last 25 years. However, the progress of this transition in focus has been slowed by a narrow perspective on risk reduction, which is yet to be fully mainstreamed into climate...
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Financial inclusion, which aims to provide appropriate financial services to disadvantaged and economically marginalised segments of society, contributes to both sustainable development and climate change adaptation. The creation of enabling regulatory frameworks, guidelines and supportive infrastructure by governments is key to the further...
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Water is one of the enablers for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement goals, especially on adaption. However, global water resources are under increasing pressure due to the growing gap between water supply and demand, wasteful use of water, anthropogenic water pollution, lack of integration in sectoral...