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This report reviews the experience of Cebu City, one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines, based on the quick assessment and case study analysis and gives some policy...

Policy Report
English
January 2016 Topics:
The Paris Climate Agreement and Beyond: Linking Short-term Climate Actions to Long-term Goals

This report discusses possible ways to enhance the Parties’ contributions to climate mitigation and finance, and draws lessons for the international negotiations leading up to the...

Book
English
November 2015
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: From Agenda to Action

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the centrepiece of a new global agreement on what society seeks to become over the next fifteen years. This agreement envisages a world...

Book
English
July 2015
The role of microfinance and microfinance institutions in climate change adaptation: Learning from experiences in Bangladesh

This report aims to (i) conceptualise and analyse the relationships between microfinance and adaptation, (ii) map out what could be considered good microfinance practice for...

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Research Report
English
April 2015 Topics:
The Role of Governments in Education for Sustainable Consumption II: Strengthening Capacity for Effective Implementation in Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has carried out policy research on strengthening capacities for effective implementation of Education for Sustainable...

Author: 
Ruth GUZMAN
Adnan HEZRI
Athapol ANUNTHAVORASAKUL
Policy Report
English
March 2015 Topics:
Climate change, changing rainfall and increasing water scarcity: An integrated approach for planning adaptation and building resilience of smallholder subsistence livelihoods in Nepal

This research report assesses water scarcity and its impacts on smallholder subsistence livelihoods in the context of climate change in Nepal, a mountainous country located entirely...

Policy Report
English
March 2015 Topics:
A Survey of ASEAN's Organizational Structure and Decision Making Process for Regional Environmental Cooperation and Recommendations for Potential External Assistance

The objective of this paper is to provide a survey of factors influencing ASEAN’s decision making process for environmental cooperation by looking at issues relating to the...

Policy Report
English
March 2015
Effectiveness of Insurance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Challenges and Opportunities

Agrarian and poor communities in general in the Asia-Pacific region are highly vulnerable to climate change. Effective reduction of vulnerabilities requires aligning sustainable...

Editor: 
Joy J. Pereira, Juan M. Pulhin, Gattineni Srinivasa Rao, Henry Scheyvens, Jay Cummins
Research Report
English
January 2015 Topics:
Unveiling Nature’s Gifts: Measuring and Visualising Ecosystem Services

Since the 2000s, an increasing number of initiatives have been undertaken in the attempt to measure the physical quantities or the monetary values of ecosystem services. However,...

Research Report
English
July 2014 Topics:
Market-based Instruments for Improving Company Carbon Performance in Northeast Asia

This report summarises the key outputs of a three-year research project by IGES Kansai Research Centre on “Market-based Instruments (MBIs) for Improving Company Carbon Performance...

Research Report
English
May 2014 Topics:
REDD+ projects: Snapshots of REDD+ project designs  - 2013

REDD+ projects are invariably complex. There is a need to extract and present the knowledge and lessons that are being generated by them in a systematic and accessible manner. The...

Research Report
English
March 2014 Topics:
Community-based forest biomass monitoring: Action research in PNG, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR and Vietnam

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), together with some of our key partners and local communities, launched an action research project in five countries – Papua...

Author: 
Ram AVTAR
BUN Yati A.
Mark WINAI
Lavinia PORUSCHI
Tom EVANS
Chanthet THANNARAK
Hing MESA
Em TREY
Bernhard MOHNS
DE BRUYN Toon
Simone BIANCHI
Kestutis DEDINAS
Agus SETYARSO
IBARRA GENÉ Enrique
Saykham BOUTTHAVONG
Douangta BOUAPHAVONG
Kimihiko HYAKUMURA
BICH Do Thi Ngoc
Y Hoang Ngoc
DUNG Nguyen The
PHUONG Nguyen Thi
NHAN Mai Thanh
Research Report
English
March 2014 Topics:
Governance and National Sustainable Development Strategies: Implications for the SDGs

This policy report surveys the National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS) of five countries (Bhutan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, and Thailand) in the...

Policy Report
English
March 2014 Topics:
Adaptation decision making frameworks and tools: Multi-criteria decision making tools for prioritizing adaptation actions at community level.

There is a lack of holistic frameworks to help climate change adaptation practitioners identify and implement CCA (climate change adaptation) actions. Keeping this in view, several...

Research Report
English
March 2014 Topics:
Major Developments in China’s National Air Pollution Policies in the Early 12th Five‐Year Plan

This report reviews recent developments in China’s formal national air pollution policies from late 2011 to late 2013. It also reviews the related legal framework and administrative...

Author: 
Xinyan Lin
Policy Report
English
March 2014
National City Awards as a Practical Approach to Encourage Local Government Initiatives for Sustainable Cities

This report introduces national city awards programmes as a tool for national government ministries and partners to promote the realisation of sustainable urban and city development...

Policy Report
English
March 2014 Topics:
Managing forests as a renewable asset for present and future generations: Verifying legal compliance in forestry in Papua New Guinea

This report aims to contribute to the management of PNG’s forests as a renewable natural asset for the collective benefit of all Papua New Guineans. It argues that to achieve these...

Policy Report
English
November 2013 Topics:
ADAPTATION EFFECTIVENESS INDICATORS FOR AGRICULTURE IN THE GANGETIC BASIN

Measuring the effectiveness of adaptation to climate change has assumed significance for the reasons that huge amount of resources are being made available for climate change...

Research Report
English
March 2013 Topics:

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