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Policy Brief
Author:
Reiko Kubota
Thammarat Koottatep
Santosh Dhungana
Suraj Pradhan
Over the last more than 2 years (2018-2020), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has worked closely with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and Thailand National Taskforce Team members on a project titled “Policy Dialogue and Network Building of Multi-stakeholders on...
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Climate smart agriculture (CSA) consists of more than 70 technological and behavioural changes that can help farmers mitigate and build resilience to climate change while generating sustainable yields. Despite this wealth of alternatives, CSA has not been adopted at large enough scales to realise its considerable promise. Studies explaining the...
Policy Brief
Author:
Christmas
Uchiyama
This policy brief outlines some of the discussions at a series of science-policy dialogues for countries of the Asia-Pacific region, held between February and October 2019. The purpose of the dialogues was to introduce biodiversity policymakers, and other stakeholders from these countries, to the IPBES Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific...
Policy Brief
Author:
Linda Anne
Stevenson
Christmas
Uchiyama
This policy brief outlines some of the discussions at a series of science-policy dialogues for countries of the Asia-Pacific region, held between February and October 2019. The purpose of the dialogues was to introduce biodiversity policymakers, and other stakeholders from these countries, to the IPBES Regional Assessment Report for Asia and the...
Policy Brief
Author:
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
On 1 May 2020, the National Institute of Urban Affairs, NIUA, (autonomous body under India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga, NMCG, (under India’s Ministry of Jal Shakti) organized an Ideathon on “The Future of River Management”. The purpose of this Ideathon was to use the current COVID-19 crisis as a...
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UNESCAP - Urban Nexus Policy Brief 2019
Key Messages: ✓ The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s largest emitter of GHGs, and its cities account for a major share of these emissions. Out of the top 10 CO2 emitting cities globally, six are located in the region. Asia-Pacific cities have key roles to play in achieving the 1.5oC/2oC global climate targets. ✓ A total of 45 countries in the...
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UNESCAP - Urban Nexus Policy Brief 2019
Key messages ✓ Cities are home to over half of the world’s population and are centers of growing resource demand. In many cities, the immense demand for resources is driven by the conventional silo approach to resource management, inefficient production systems, and resource-intensive lifestyles. Efforts to improve efficiency in urban systems by...
Policy Brief
Author:
Alexandra
Ralevski
Anke
Fischer
Jeanette
Lim
Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – provides a virtually infinite source of inspiration for technological innovation. Thousands of designs and strategies from thousands of unique species and ecosystems are being uncovered and mimicked for applications as diverse as surgery and space exploration. At the same time, however, unique species...
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T20 Japan Task Force 3: Climate Change and Environment
This policy brief suggests six priorities for developed and emerging economies represented by G20 countries to mainstream circular economy and society globally, as follows: 1) need to capture the momentum raised by public attention on marine plastic pollution; 2) raise the level of ambition of Extended Producer Responsibility; 3) provide policy...
Policy Brief
T-20 Climate Change and Environment
Scientific evidence suggests that cumulative GHG emissions have already caused climate change, which tolled victims all over the world but quite often charged disproportionally high costs to poor segment of the world, and substantial mitigation actions are needed to avoid irreversible catastrophic change in ecosystems that underpin very human...