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Discussion Paper
Yati A. Bun

Despite reform of forest law to embrace the concept of sustainable forest management and the development of a raft of subordinate regulations/guidelines to implement the Forestry Act, forests in Papua New Guinea (PNG) continue to be degraded by industrial-scale commercial logging operations. Numerous independent reports over the past two decades...

Policy Brief



IGES In-house seminar

Biofuels have been rapidly taken up by many countries in the Asia and Pacific region in order to meet their energy demands and developmental needs. Biofuels have been attributed to have advantages such as mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy saving while producing them, and provision of employment. There are several studies...

Policy Report

This report presents the results of IGES research on public timber procurement policy to date. It includes a comparative analysis between Japan’s policy and those of several European countries. In addition to providing recommendations for further strengthening Japan’s policy, the report identifies a generic set of elements that public timber...

4th Asia DME Forum, Kitakyushu, Japan.

Biofuels have attracted much attention due to the exciting potential opportunities for them to contribute to increasing energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. However, there are also fears that, in practice, these opportunities may not be realised, and biofuels may...


Performance Indicators, Material Flow: Analysis Japan’s Fundamental Plan for Establishing a Sound Material Cycle Society and its indicators

Resource efficiency: Japan and Germany at the forefront– A policy dialogue –, November 6, 2007, in Berlin, Germany

Economic Integration and Renewable Energy in East Asia: Policy Implications

the World Renewable Energy Regional Congress & Exhibition II, 5-7 November 2007, Jakarta, Indonesia