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The overall objective of the REDUCTIONS* project is to identify the potential for absolute resource and energy use reduction in production-consumption systems at all levels and to...

Editor: 
Sylvia
LOREK

The overall objective of the REDUCTIONS* project is to identify the potential for absolute resource and energy use reduction in production-consumption systems at all levels and to...

Editor: 
Sylvia
LOREK
Issue Brief
English
April 2014 Topics:
The Feasibility of Pricing of Carbon Emissions in Three Northeast Asian Countries: Japan, China and the Republic of Korea

Based on IGES original research surveying the policy preferences of companies in energy-intensive industries in Japan, China and Korea, this policy brief discusses the feasibility...

Policy Brief
English
April 2014 Topics:
Quality Education for Sustainable Development: A priority in achieving sustainability and well-being for all

Enhancing quality should now be the foremost priority for educational development, and this policy brief presents an Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Learning Performance...

Policy Brief
English
March 2014 Topics:
Climate finance trends in Asia

This paper focuses on East and South Asian countries, but does not include Pacific islands. The paper looks at two distinctive periods—the pre-fast start finance (pre-FSF) period (...

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Issue Brief
English
February 2014 Topics:
Indicators based on Material Flow Analysis/Accounting (MFA) and Resource Productivity

Material Flow Analysis/Accounting (MFA) is one of the analytical tools that make it possible to monitor countries’ resource consumption trend and efficiency in resource use at the...

Author: 
Chettiyappan
VISVANATHAN
Issue Brief
English
February 2014 Topics:
Co-benefits of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) of municipal solid waste on climate change mitigation

The indicator “co-benefits of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) of municipal solid waste on climate change mitigation” aims to maximize use of resources which can significantly...

Author: 
P
AGAMUTHU
Issue Brief
English
February 2014 Topics:
A Process for Making Nationally-determined Commitments More Ambitious

Recently, negotiations have intensified over a post-2020 framework to address climate change. This framework is applicable to all the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on...

Issue Brief
English
November 2013 Topics:

2013年6月、第38回実施に関する補助機関会合・科学・技術的助言に関する補助機関会合(SBI/SBSTA38)、がドイツ・ボンで開催された。REDD+に関しては、資金面に関する交渉は全く行われなかったが、技術面に関する交渉は進捗がみられ、「国家森林モニタリングシステム(NFMS)のモダリティ」、「セーフガード情報サマリー公開の時期と頻度」、「森林減少・...

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Briefing Note
Japanese
September 2013 Topics:
Harnessing Climate Finance for Women in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam: A Survey of the Policy Landscape

[Main messages]
- Women are disproportionately susceptible to the risks of climate change but lack equal
access to the benefits of climate finance.
- This...

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Issue Brief
English
August 2013 Topics:
Advancing Education as a Goal for Sustainable Development

This issue brief argues that an ambitious goal on education will be essential to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and should address not only the need for...

Public awareness of appropriate solid waste management practices (3Rs; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is the starting point for and fundamental ingredient of a sound material-cycle and...

Author: 
Naoya Abe
Issue Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:
Post-2015: framing a new approach to sustainable development

This briefing note, prepared by the Independent Research Forum on a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda (IRF2015), offers principles and approaches for integrating economic,...

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Independent Research Forum on a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda (IRF2015)
Policy Brief
English
March 2013
COP18決定による日本の京都メカニズム活用への影響

2012年12月のCOP18(カタール・ドーハ)において、日本をはじめ京都議定書第2約束期間に数値目標を提示しない国の京都メカニズムへの参加には大きな制限が課せられることとなりました。

本ポリシー・ブリーフでは、COP18決定による日本の京都メカニズム利用に関する制限を踏まえて、...

Policy Brief
Japanese
March 2013 Topics:
The structure, content and implementation of green procurement

Agenda 21, which was adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED Earth Summit), placed Green Purchasing as a key tool to both reduce...

Issue Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:
Recycling Rate and Target

The Recycling Rate and Target is often presented as a proportional value (%) and reflects the proportion of materials recycled or recovered from waste or the rate of inclusion of...

Author: 
Michikazu Kojima
C. Visvanathan
Issue Brief
English
March 2013
Promoting full-scale use of agriculture biomass residue and livestock waste

The indicator “promoting full-scale use of agricultural biomass residue and livestock waste” aims to maximise use of agricultural biomass residue and livestock waste through reuse...

Issue Brief
English
March 2013

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