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Commentary (Op. Ed)
グリーンボンド等のグリーンファイナンスは拡大しつつあるが、そのインパクトは明らかになっていない。一方、「グリーンウォッシュ」や「インパクトウォッシュ」への懸念を背景に、インパクトの重要性は投資家の間でも認識されつつある。インパクトの基準を標準化することは困難な面もあるが、段階的にでもインパクトが比較可能な形で可視化されることは重要である。
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Chun Sheng
Goh
Takanobu
Aikawa
Amanda
Ahl
Chihiro
Kayo
Yasunori
Kikuchi
Takaaki
Furubayashi
Toshihiko
Nakata
Yuichiro
Kanematsu
Osamu
Saito
Yoshiki
Yamagata
Bioenergy has been promoted in Japan with ambitious targets. However, the incentive schemes excluded renewable heat and overlooked synergies with local forest management, leading to the development of large-scale biomass plants that heavily rely on overseas biomass supplies. This case report discussed an alternative scenario of decentralised...
Presentation
Seminar “PSP NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN SARAWAK”
Japan is still the largest market for timber from Sarawak. Thus, it is important to understand the latest trends of the policy and initiative for timber legality and sustainability. Japan issued the Act on Promotion of Use and Distribution of Legally-harvested Wood and Wood Products (Clean Wood Act) in 2016. The objective of this new act is to...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Forest Policy and Economics
Author:
Makoto
Ehara
Yoko
Asada
Yutaro
Shogaki
Masato
Yano
Kimihiko
Hyakumura
This article examines the REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms at the project level including their motivation and rationale for the engagement and explores the challenges and opportunities in relation to their participation. We analyzed 148 responses to a survey questionnaire mailed to participants across Japan and the...
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Data or Tool
The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...
Submission to Policy Process
Contributing Papers for the 2019 Global Assessment Report
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Paul
Pavelic
Andrew
Ross
Groundwater is a de-facto source of water during drought and emergencies. In a broader perspective, the traditional short-term strategy of using groundwater to combat water deficits during drought needs revisiting. The objective of this paper is to examine the relevance and options for developing and adopting such groundwater-based natural...
Peer-reviewed Article
In 環境科学会誌
Author:
Minami
Sakamoto
Akio
Onishi
Although greenery in urban areas has many functions, such as mitigation of the urban heat island effect, and reduction of rainfall-induced surface runoff, it is difficult to secure the space required to plant trees in cities, which are crowded with buildings. Therefore, rooftop greening has attracted attention and many cities are adopting and...
Working Paper
本ペーパーでは、グリーンファイナンスのなかで近年その市場規模が拡大しつつあるグリーンボンドに着目し、日本におけるグリーンボンド市場を更に拡大していくための政策提言を検討するため調査を行った 。グリーンボンド市場を拡大するためには、既にグリーンボンドを起債した発行体が継続的に発行すること、また、未起債の企業が新たに発行することの二種類が必要となる。本ペーパーでは、前者のグリーンボンドを過去起債した企業を対象に、グリーンボンドの発行体がグリーンボンドを戦略的な資金調達手段として位置付け継続的にグリーンボンドを発行していくためにはどのような課題があり、どのような制度的対応等が必要となるのかについて検討した。
Technical Report
The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) is a global network to promote collective efforts for sustainability in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), and thereby to contribute to the realisation of “living in harmony with nature”. The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is a seed funding programme...