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Discussion Paper
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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Addressing the prevailing mode of high-carbon lifestyles is crucial for the transition towards a net-zero carbon society. Existing studies fail to fully investigate the underlining factors of unsustainable lifestyles beyond individual determinants nor consider the gaps between current footprints and reduction targets. This study examines latent...
Fact Sheet
The infographic on Industry Transition is part of the IGES Infographics Series on the interactions between Climate Action and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The six transformative action areas for the infographics series were: Climate Finance and Carbon Pricing; Energy Transition; Industry Transition; Nature-based Solutions;...
Commissioned Report
Author:
環境省
2018年4月に閣議決定された第5次環境基本計画において、「地域循環共生圏」の概念が提唱されました。「地域循環共生圏」とは、各地域が美しい自然景観等の地域資源を最大限活用しながら自立・分散型の社会を形成しつつ、それぞれの地域の特性に応じて、他地域と資源を補完し支え合うことにより、地域の活力が最大限に発揮されることを目指す考え方です。本事例集では、他の国や国際社会に参考となるような地域循環共生圏に関する日本の16の先進的取組を紹介することで、世界の各地で地域循環共生圏を創造する取組を後押しすることを目的としています。 本書のダウンロードはこちら(PDF) https://www.env.go.jp/policy/chiikijunkan/pdf/jirei_jp.pdf
Commissioned Report
Author:
Ministry of the Environment Japan
The Japanese government has proposed a vision called "Circulating and Ecological Economy" in the Fifth Basic Environment Plan approved by the Cabinet in April 2018. The Circulating and Ecological Economy is an idea that aims to develop self-reliant and decentralized societies by leveraging regional resources, including natural environments and...
Conference Proceeding
First Sub-Regional Workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Road map for implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia
Home to roughly 1.8 billion people, South Asia generates approximately 334 million tonnes of waste per year of which 174 million tonnes (57%) is organic in content. In addition to the increase in municipal solid waste, managing complex and emerging waste streams, including e-waste, food waste, construction and demolition waste, disaster waste,...
Presentation
10th International Conference on Industrial Ecology
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio
In this study, carbon footprints of households are estimated based on a combination of physical consumption and monetary-based data. Long-term targets for carbon footprints are established based on a review of existing emission scenarios. Hotspots for lifestyle carbon footprints, in nutrition, housing, mobility, and other domains, are identified...
Presentation
10th International Conference on Industrial Ecology
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In this presentation, the characteristics of different consumer segments and their carbon footprints will be examined based on the analysis of consumer expenditure and time-use survey data. It utilises anonymised survey microdata and carbon intensity from existing EEIOA databases and focuses on in-depth analysis of the relationships between...
Presentation
Second Regional Seminar for the Asia-Pacific Region Parliaments on Achieving the SDGs
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) hosted its second regional seminar to provide parliaments the opportunity to discuss their crucial role in achieving the SDGs and invited IGES as the speaker for the session on climate change. The presentation put particular emphasis on how parliaments and parliamentarians could increase awareness on climate change....