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Sustainable Lifestyles Policy and Practice: Challenges and Way Forward provides an overview of the current (2019) situation for sustainable lifestyles globally. It includes 32 case studies from around the world, showing on-going efforts to support the transition to sustainable ways of living. The key messages of the publication are: There are...
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This paper provides some background information on coal industry transition that has occurred recently in China, and shows prospects for better transition management with a focus on employment. Using statistical data and scenario analysis results provided in existing literature, changes in coal consumption, production and international trade in...
Policy Brief
Author:
Alexandra
Ralevski
Anke
Fischer
Jeanette
Lim
Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – provides a virtually infinite source of inspiration for technological innovation. Thousands of designs and strategies from thousands of unique species and ecosystems are being uncovered and mimicked for applications as diverse as surgery and space exploration. At the same time, however, unique species...
Discussion Paper
This report provides diverse possibilities of the future in 2050 as the basis for discussions on future lifestyles by different stakeholders and citizens in a more participatory foresight process. Based on the outcome of a survey of future-oriented experts, this report gathers insights from experts in diverse fields on a global scale, with both...
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Ecosystem-based (EB) approaches have been strongly promoted in various international environmental and development processes. As a result, they are gaining increasing attention among development practitioners, policymakers and researchers. A review of G20 national adaptation plans and related strategies revealed that member countries have...
Policy Brief
T20 Japan Task Force 3: Climate Change and Environment
This policy brief suggests six priorities for developed and emerging economies represented by G20 countries to mainstream circular economy and society globally, as follows: 1) need to capture the momentum raised by public attention on marine plastic pollution; 2) raise the level of ambition of Extended Producer Responsibility; 3) provide policy...
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This paper explores the current understanding regarding the Circulating and Ecological Economy (CEE) and the Regional/Local CES concepts put forward by Japan’s Fifth Basic Environment Plan. The CEE and the Regional/Local CES advance a low-carbon, self-reliant, and decentralised society based on living in harmony with nature. The Regional/Local CES...
Policy Brief
T-20 Climate Change and Environment
Scientific evidence suggests that cumulative GHG emissions have already caused climate change, which tolled victims all over the world but quite often charged disproportionally high costs to poor segment of the world, and substantial mitigation actions are needed to avoid irreversible catastrophic change in ecosystems that underpin very human...
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This is a survey with recommendation with three objectives intended to help Asian countries to integrate Short Lived Climate Pollutants(SLCP) into NDCs.. • it provides an overview of which countries in Asia have integrated SLCPs (or related terms) into their NDCs. • it offers pragmatic recommendations on how to strengthen that integration at the...
Policy Brief
本ポリシー・ブリーフでは、2017年以降に急激に変化している廃プラスチックの国際的なマテリアルリサイクルルートの動向や課題を整理し、今後想定される展開について考察を行うとともに、安定的な廃プラスチックのマテリアルリサイクル確保に向けた政策提言を行う。本ポリシー・ブリーフは、貿易統計データを基に、日本国内の廃プラスチック輸出業者、産業廃棄物処理業者、リサイクル業者等へのヒアリングを通じて作成を行った。