Sustainable Societies

IGES envisions sustainable societies as those that are low-carbon, resource efficient and conservation-oriented, so as to ensure a safe, inclusive and equitable future for all.
 
Realising sustainable cities and societies requires taking actions at the local level. We work closely with local and city governments, international organisations, including ASEAN, and other development partners on issues such as building low-carbon societies, ensuring sustainability transitions, developing sustainable cities and transport, and forging sustainable lifestyles and education.
 

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Seminar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism

- Recent Developments in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement towards Carbon Neutral -

In October 2020, the Japanese government announced its aim for the "realization of a carbon-neutral and decarbonized society by 2050". In order to accomplish this goal, the seminar provides opportunities for private companies that are interested...
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Training for "Creating Sustainable, Zero-Carbon Societies through City-to-City Collaboration"

From 7 to 10 December, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organized the training program "Creating Sustainable, Zero-Carbon Societies through City-to-City Collaboration". This...

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Presentation at the Annual Earth League Workshop

On 20 October, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President of IGES, and Eric Zusman, Research Leader, held a session at the Earth League meeting, about greening the recovery and the Triple R Framework. Their presentation was titled: “Greening the COVID-19 Response...

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Zero Carbon Cities

As the impacts of climate change increase in frequency and intensity every year, many local governments are under pressure to take action to protect the health and daily lives of their residents. This page will provide information on decarbonisation...