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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
Total MSW generation and MSW generation per capita

MSW (municipal solid waste) generation and MSW generation per capita refer to indicators of environmental pressures humankind exerts on the environment (OECD, 2003), and by...

Author: 
Kousuke Kawai
Tomohiro Tasaki
Issue Brief
English
March 2013
Measuring Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling through Industrial Symbiosis

Most industrial operations are linear processes in which raw materials are processed into products, with waste as a by-product. However, waste is also generated at the time of raw...

Author: 
C. Visvanathan
Issue Brief
English
March 2013
Hazardous Waste Management

The basic qualitative indicator Hazardous Waste refers to the existence of regulations controlling hazardous waste. The presence of regulations themselves should also promote...

Author: 
Michikazu Kojima
Agamuthu Pariatamby
Issue Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:
Standards for Collection, Storage, Transport, Recovery, Treatment and Disposal to Ensure Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste

Global sales of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) have been rising significantly over the last few years. The rapid uptake of information technology around the world,...

Author: 
Sunil Herat
Issue Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:
Recycling Legislation based on the Concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

The EPR indicator refers to the existence or strengthening of policies on recycling and waste management targeting specific end-of-life products or waste streams, and involves...

Author: 
Tomohiro Tasaki
Michikazu Kojima
Issue Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:
Impact of COP18 Decisions on Use of Kyoto Mechanisms by Japan

A series of decisions made at COP18 in Doha, Qatar imposes considerable restrictions on the use of the Kyoto mechanisms by countries that do not submit greenhouse gas reduction...

Policy Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:

Integrating Sustainable Development Goals into a Post-2015 Development Agenda

Author: 
Norichika Kanie
Naoya Abe
Masahiko Iguchi
Yang Jue
Ngeta Kabiri
Yuto Kitamura
Shunsuke Managi
Tomohiro Tasaki
Taro Yamamoto
Policy Brief
English
March 2013
Classification of MRV of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions/Reductions: For the discussions on NAMAs and MRV

This brief aims to classify the MRV (Measuring or Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) system of GHG emissions/reductions according to its object, aim, methodology and...

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Policy Brief
English
December 2012 Topics:
温室効果ガス排出量/削減量のMRV(計測・報告・検証)の類型化:NAMAそしてMRVをめぐる議論の整理のために

本ポリシー・ブリーフでは、温室効果ガス排出量/削減量のMRV(計測・報告・検証)の仕組みをその目的、対象、実施主体、方法の観点から4種類に類型化し、それぞれのMRVの内容や政策的課題に大きな違いがあることを示しています。また、途上国による適切な緩和行動(NAMA)の政策的評価のためには、既存のMRVとは異なった発想に基づく「政策・施策によるGHG削減量定量化」...

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Policy Brief
Japanese
November 2012 Topics:
REDD+のためのコミュニティ主体の森林モニタリング:現場から得られた教訓と考察

アジア太平洋諸国の地域コミュニティを対象に実施する 「コミュニティ参加型森林炭素計測プロジェクト: CCA」からの知見をもとに、持続可能な開発と森林管理、そして炭素蓄積量推定の見地から、地域コミュニティが果たす役割について考察しています。

Policy Brief
Japanese
October 2012 Topics:
Towards Climate-Friendly Waste Management: The Potential of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management

Greenhouse gas emissions from conventional municipal solid waste management in developing countries contribute significantly to global climate change. This policy brief provides the...

Policy Brief
English
October 2012
IGES Briefing Note on REDD+ Negotiations: バンコク気候変動会議 AWG-LCA15

2012年8月気候変動会議がバンコクで開催され、REDD+に関しては資金に関する交渉が第15回AWG-LCAにおいて行われた。REDD+で市場メカニズムを活用するかどうかについては合意ができていないものの、カーボンマーケット以外のアプローチも視野に入れながら、REDD+...

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Briefing Note
Japanese
October 2012 Topics:

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