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Issue Brief
  • The economic disruptions from the Ukraine war have intensified short term concerns about energy and food security, as well as access to critical minerals. Climate security is also increasingly urgent. This paper urges governments to speed up, not slow down, transitions away from fossil fuels and toward more sustainable development patterns. The war...
Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update on policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between May 2022 and August 2022.


The Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance under the Financial Services Agency (FSA) published the ‘Second Report by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance,’ outlining the progress of developments over the past year...

Book Chapter
In Assessing, Mapping and Modelling of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Huang
Wanhui

This chapter contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the island socio-ecological system by a synthesis of the state and trend of, and the drivers of changes in ecosystems and their services, focusing on mangroves in Ishigaki Island. The current extent of mangroves on the Island is limited to small patches along a few river estuaries, which...

Book Chapter
In SDGs白書2022 人新世の脅威に立ち向かう!
Author:
Toshio
Arima

 『SDGs白書2022 人新世の脅威に立ち向かう!』への寄稿記事であり、国内外におけるSDGs動向、日本企業の認知度と取り組み動向、今後の経営の方向性について記載。

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Earth

Although environmental sustainability provides a foundation for maintaining economic and social sustainability, it is often neglected in favor of economic sustainability. Ameliorating water impairment is costly, and policymakers do not always prioritize this problem because its economic benefits are often intangible. This study explored the...

Issue Brief

本稿の目的は、ガイドライン改訂の背景と改訂点について整理するとともに、検討会での議論等も参考として、日本におけるグリーンボンド等市場の質の確保と量の拡大を図っていく上での提言を行うことである。また、本稿により、本ガイドラインが市場関係者に伝えたいメッセージをより明確にできることを期待する。以下は、その提言の概要である。

  • 提言1:グリーンボンドにおいて、個別のグリーンプロジェクトのみならず、同ボンドを発行する企業(事業体)としてのグリーン戦略(あるいはサステナビリティ戦略)等についても情報開示を促進し、さらに資金調達のグリーン化もはかる。
  • 提言2:日本においてトランジション・ファイナンスのニーズが高まるなかで...
Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Liang
Zhou
Lei
Ma
Ziyun
Yan
Feixue
Li
Manchun
Li

Accurate urban morphology provided by Local Climate Zones (LCZ), a universal surface classification scheme, offers opportunities for studies of urban heat risk, urban ventilation, and transport planning. In recent years, researchers have attempted to generate LCZ maps worldwide with the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT). However...

Policy Report
Author:
Akira
Doi
Yoshiko
Shoji
Haruko
Uchida
Asako
Osaki
Mariko
Saito
Emi
Sugawara
Shinya
Fujino

Based on the results of a survey conducted in October-November 2021, this report provides an analysis of the level of awareness and penetration of the SDGs among GCNJ member companies and organisations, as well as progress on five of the global goals: SDG 5, (Gender Equality), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Human Rights), SDG 13 (Climate Change), and SDG16...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Author:
Takahiko
Kiso
Ron
H. Chan

This paper examines the effects of financial incentives, particularly electricity prices, on residential solar photovoltaic system installations. We shed light on the importance of a factor that has been largely overlooked in the literature on the adoption behavior of low-carbon building technologies: the distinction between retrofit and new-build...