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This paper provides an overview of progress on carbon taxes, emissions trading schemes (ETS) and voluntary carbon crediting mechanisms in Asia, identifying relevant policy gaps and giving suggestions based on the lessons and experiences with pertinent policy practices in this region. Overall, carbon pricing practices in Asia are still at an early...

Book Chapter
In SCOPING STUDY ON COMPOUND, CASCADING AND SYSTEMIC RISKS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC 2021
Author:
Vishnu Prasad
Pandey
Anil
Pohkrel
Rajendra
Sharma
Sanjaya
Giri
Nagendra
Kayastha

The ‘Scoping study on compound, cascading and systemic risks in the Asia-Pacific’, undertaken by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and Asia Pacific Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (AP-STAG), presents an important opportunity to explore the challenges and potential associated with better understanding and managing...

Book Chapter
In Groundwater for Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
D.
Suhardiman
O.
Keovilignavong
C.
Clément
J.
Vinckevleugel
S.M.
Bohsung
K.
Xiong
L.
Valee
M.
Viossanges
S.
Douangsavanh
T.
Sotoukee
K.G.
Villholth
K.
Vongsathiane

Groundwater offers smallholder farmers in the lowlands of Lao PDR opportunities to diversify cropping beyond wet season paddy and thus enhance their livelihoods while reducing climate risks. This chapter focuses on evaluating existing and specifically developed groundwater irrigation options on the Vientiane Plain, and framing the findings around...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Muzamil Ahmad
Rather
Gowhar
Meraj
Majid
Farooq
Bashir Ahmad
Shiekh
Shruti
Kanga
Suraj Kumar
Singh
Netrananda
Sahu
Surya Prakash
Tiwari

In September 2014, Kashmir witnessed a catastrophic flood resulting in a significant loss
of lives and property. Such massive losses could have been avoided if any structural support such
as dams were constructed in the Jhelum basin, which has a history of devastating floods. The GIS based
multicriteria analysis (MCA) model provided three...

Peer-reviewed Article
Author:

A city region is a unit comprising an urban core and surrounding peri-urban and, occasionally, rural areas. The Regional Circulating and Ecological Sphere (R-CES) proposed by the Japanese government is a guiding approach for policymaking that prioritises the harmonised flow of resources between urban and rural areas, low-carbon society, circular...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Urban Science
Author:
Bui Thi Bich
Lien
Nguyen Thi Thanh
Ngan
Trinh Trung Tri
Dang
Tran Thi Kim
Hong
Tran Van
Ty
Ram
Avtar
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh

Protected places such as nature reserves (NRs) are used to maintain ecological balance,
biodiversity, and support surrounding ecosystems. However, the development and operation of
infrastructure such as dikes and sluice gates in NRs, as seen in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta
(VMD), often adversely affects the hydrological regime and water quality...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Aparna
Bera
Gowhar
Meraj
Shruti
Kanga
Majid
Farooq
Suraj Kumar
Singh
Netrananda
Sahu

Inhabitants of low-lying islands face increased threats due to climate change as a result of
their higher exposure and lesser adaptive capacity. Sagar Island, the largest inhabited estuarine island
of Sundarbans, is experiencing severe coastal erosion, frequent cyclones, flooding, storm
surges, and breaching of embankments, resulting in land...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Earth Science
Author:
Atul
Saini
Netrananda
Sahu
Weili
Duan
Manish
Kumar
Ram
Avtar
Manoranjan
Mishra
Rajiv
Pandey
Swadhin
Behera

India observes the summer monsoon in June–July–August–September (JJAS) season,
and the livelihood security of a huge population depends on it. The impact of the monsoon
onset timing, length of monsoon season, rainfall amount, and related extreme events is
huge on the Indian economy. Therefore, understanding the inherent intricacies needed a
...

Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between October 2021 and January 2022.

The highlights of developments on sustainable finance in this period was work pertaining to sustainability-related disclosure. At the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the ‘Disclosure Working Group’ continued...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a complex system of 17 goals and 169 individual targets whose interactions can be described in terms of co-benefits and trade-offs between policy actions. We analyse in detail target-by-target interlinkage networks established by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) SDG...