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Discussion Paper
This paper provides basic information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to help a general audience from multiple sectors with planning and action on the new SDGs. Section 1 provides an introductory background on the goals and their key principles, and Section 2 outlines a number of steps, which different actors may consider using...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
2015年の持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)の採択から約1年が経過し、また、今年3月には、国連グローバル・コンパクト(UNGC)等による「SDGコンパス:SDGsの企業行動指針-SDGsを企業はどう活用するか-」(日本語版)が、グローバル・コンパクト・ネットワーク・ジャパン(GCNJ)/IGESの共同翻訳を通じて発表された。こうした背景の下で、特に国内外のUNGC/GCNJ加盟企業を中心としてSDGsへの取り組みが加速されており、企業によってはSDGsの経営への統合を図っている動きも見られている。しかし、企業のこうした取り組みは、社内でどのような議論やプロセスを経て、どの程度まで進んできているのだろうか。海外では既にUNGCや持続可能な開発のための世界経済人会議(WBCSD)を中心に...
Briefing Note
The first G20 Summit meeting in China was held in Hangzhou on 4 and 5 September, 2016. This IGES Briefing Note considers the implications of the meeting for climate change, green finance and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the overall context of holding the meeting in China for the first time. From a sustainability perspective, the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
A key but contentious aspect of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the means of implementation (MOI). Many developing countries emphasize the importance of international assistance while developed countries focus more on domestic financing and the private sector. The text of the SDGs includes a broad range of MOI. However, a discussion has...
Commissioned Report
The “Fundamentals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” training took place on 6th and 7th of June 2016. During those two days three virtual training sessions of 90 minutes each were held in Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Headquarters in Tokyo. Altogether more than 50 JICA offices from around the world registered and...
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Book Chapter
In GEO-6: Regional assessment for Asia and the Pacific
Author:
Gensuo
Jia
Bundit
Limmeechokchai
As with past Global Environment Outlooks (GEOs), once the current state of the environment and policy response is assessed, it is important to look at possible policy pathways to a more sustainable future. With recent developments at the international level in late 2015, namely the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris...
Presentation
Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-20 Side Event 1139: Collection and strategic use of knowledge for mainstreaming biodiversity into various sectors
The presentation firstly provided an overview on Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM), a seed funding scheme to promote the activities of the members of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) in line with IPSI objectives, followed by highlights of the achievements by the SDM grant recipients particularly relating to the...