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英国・グラスゴーで開催された国連気候変動枠組条約第26回締約国会議(COP26)は、1日延長の上無事に合意文書を採択し、閉会した。英国は議長国として、気候変動の影響に対して脆弱な国々の適応とレジリエンス強化を優先課題の一つとして位置づけ、適応に関連する様々なイニシアティブを立ち上げてきたが、本会合においても適応に関わる議題が多く議論された。成果文書である「グラスゴー気候合意(Glasgow Climate Pact)」においては、途上国が気候変動に対する適応能力を高め、レジリエンスの強化と脆弱性の低減を実現するために、資金、能力強化、技術移転を含む行動と支援の規模を拡大することの緊急性が強調された。本稿では、COP26およびパリ協定第3回締約国会合(CMA3...

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The 2021 United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.1) took place on February 22-23 2021.

As the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) universal-membership governing body, UNEA plays an important role in international environmental governance. Held biennially, UNEA brings together the UN’s 193 member states and other stakeholders to...

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This briefing note considers the prospects for the Biden administration’s climate policy. It surveys the main elements of the Biden administration’s climate policies in his first month in office, as well as what is not included, and it speculates on the potential for these policies to be adopted and implemented. Key personnel and the overall...

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This briefing note overviews key international biodiversity processes, products and events in 2020 and 2021. Geared especially for those who are less familiar with the topic, it covers ongoing developments with respect to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF); key meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); the UN...

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The 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (7APFSD) is due to take place on 25-27 March 2020 at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. One of the significant differences to preceding APFSD forums (at least from 2017) is that the APFSD7 does not have any cluster of goals under review. This reflects a decision at the global level...

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In July, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) observed stronger voices and a renewed commitment from local and sub-national actors. Over the past years, participation has demonstrated the importance and potential for transformative change of local and regional actors working on sustainability. While the challenges remain...

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In August 2019, the IPCC[1] Special Report on Climate Change and Land[2] (SRCCL), which synthesises the latest available scientific knowledge on the relationship between climate change and land use, was released. When we think about land use, the concept sounds somewhat distant from our day-to-day lives; however, various resources, including food...