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Briefing Note
This briefing note overviews key international biodiversity processes, products and events in 2020 and 2021. Geared especially for those who are less familiar with the topic, it covers ongoing developments with respect to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF); key meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); the UN...
Data or Tool
IGES CDM Project Database aims at providing information to be utilized for research and analysis on the process of CDM project development, credit issuance, and the status of its procedures. The information of relevant items are extracted from the publicly available sources on the UNFCCC web-site. The UNFCCC Secretariat and IGES have signed a...
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Earth League Annual Workshop
This presentation, delivered by Eric Zusman on behalf of IGES President Kazuhiko Takeuchi at the Earth League Annual Workshop on 20 October 2020, is entitled "Greening the COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Redesign" and outlines the IGES Triple R Framework, the case for integrated approaches to respond to COVID-19, and potential applications of the...
Training or Learning Material
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Waste management is designated as one of the national flagship programme of Bhutan to address its growing waste management challenges, including aligning behaviours of different stakeholders based upon the common vision and goals shared among the society. Promotion of environmental education targeting young generation has also been positioned as...
Presentation
These slides were used for a video commentary on the main takeaways of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75), which was held virtually for the first time in the history of the UN in 2020. There are two versions of the video commentary available (short and extended) and they provide insight into the five crises of focus...
Policy Brief
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...
PR, Newsletter or Other
In order to properly coordinate their efforts and facilitate technology transfer, IGES-TERI launched the ʻJapan-India Technology Matchmaking Platformʼ (JITMAP) in July 2016 as part of the project on evaluation and verification of CO2 emissions reduction technologies (TA project) funded by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). JITMAP is a...
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Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Productivity Talk
While COVID-19 has caused tremendous socioeconomic loss and suffering, it has also opened opportunities for an environmentally sustainable future. This APO Talk with Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Research Leader Dr. Eric Zusman, Programme Director Andre Mader, and Communications Coordinator Matthew Hengesbaugh suggests that...
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Non Peer-reviewed Article
In The ASEAN
ASEAN Member States have proactively taken measures to address the issue of climate change at the national and regional levels. However, some developing Member States have been facing challenges in meeting their transparency reporting requirements due to capacity constraints. Recognising these capacity gaps and the urgent needs for transformation...
Data or Tool
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The List of Grid Emission Factors aims to provide information to be utilized for research and analysis regarding emissions from electricity generation. A "grid emission factor" refers to a CO2 emission factor (tCO2/MWh) which will be associated with each unit of electricity provided by an electricity system. It is a parameter to determine the...