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IGES has been announcing the top news on the environment in the Asia-Pacific region every year since 1998 in order to collect and organise information about environmental issues and policy trends in this region, and to report on how this region addresses environmental problems and how it works to create a sustainable society.

For this year' s top...

Policy Report

-Executive Summary

-Comparison of Options Available to Japan for Acquiring Emission Certificates
1.Current situation in Japan
2.Options -pros and cons
3.Conclusion -Comparative evaluation of options

-Background Paper 1: Current Japanese Climate Policy from the Perspective of Using the Kyoto Mechanisms
2.Climate policy development...

Commissioned Report


In collaboration with Wuppertal Institute & commissioned by MoEJ

Discussion Paper

This paper examines the process to lead the adoption of the EU directive on establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in order to identify the reasons for Germany to agree on the adoption, despite of the expected friction caused by the shift from its existing national measures, especially voluntary...

Discussion Paper
APEIS/RISPO Strategic Policy Options (SPOs) Database

"Compact city" in this policy option refers to land planning focusing on higher density and better accessibility which reduces automobile dependency. "Smart growth" is a general term for land use practices that create more accessible land use patterns which reduce the amount of travel needed to reach goods and services (Litman, 2003a). Experiences...

Discussion Paper

環境の危機が叫ばれる中、ファクター4、10レベルの改善を達成する可能性を持つ取り組みコンセプトとして「製品サービスシステム(Product Service System)」等のシステムイノベーションコンセプトが提唱されている。このイノベーションコンセプトは、「消費者が求めているのは製品そのものではなく製品により提供される機能である」との前提に立ち、従来と異なる方法で消費者の要望を満たそうとするもので、製品リース・レンタル等をオルタナティブな機能提供方法として提案している。一方で、研究が進むにつれて「期待された程の大幅な環境負荷低減に繋がることは少ない」、「消費者受容性に問題がある」等の問題点も指摘されるようになった。本稿では、オルタナティブな機能提供方法の中でも環境負荷低減効果が高いとされる...