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Policy Report
This report presents an overview of policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption and production advanced by the governments of the African region. Although not pretending to present an exhaustive overview, the report was developed based on a broad literature review, including key reports produced by the UN Economic Commission for...
Conference Proceeding
Pawan Kumar
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan, and The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), India, organized an awareness workshop about disseminating Japanese low carbon technologies (LCTs) in India on 30th August 2018 at Ankleshwar Industries Association premises in Ankleshwar, as part of the activities under Japan-India...
Peer-reviewed Article
In 環境経済政策研究
第五次環境基本計画は,環境・経済・社会問題が相互に連関しているという認識のもと,それを解決するために,持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)およびパリ協定の採択という時代の転換点を契機とする新たな文明社会へのパラダイムシフトを要請している.本稿は,このようなパラダイムシフトにつながる政策として,第五次環境基本計画の重点戦略を支える「地球温暖化対策計画」(2016年5 月13 日閣議決定)の長期目標である2050 年までに80%の温室効果ガス(GHG)の排出削減を達成することを目的とした本格的な炭素税導入を核としたグリーン税制改革を取り上げ,グリーン税制改革によって豊かな暮らしを維持すると同時に大幅なGHG 排出削減を達成することが可能であることを示した.
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) 2018
This presentation introduces this book: Elder, M. and King, P. (eds) (2018) Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs. Hayama, Japan: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. Available at: .
Book Chapter
In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making
This chapter discusses the social and economic impacts of biofuels in East Asia by analyzing four country case studies. Three case study countries are large Asian rapidly developing countries which were expected to be large consumers and producers of biofuels at the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s: Indonesia, India, and China. All...
Book Chapter
In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making
In the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s, there were high expectations in many Asian countries that biofuels could enhance energy security, provide jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There were hopes that biofuels could be produced and consumed on a large scale and high expectations of significant biofuel trade. Some...
Book Chapter
In Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs
* In this report, “sustainable technology” contributes to sustainable development, but the technology itself is not necessarily sustainable. * Accelerating the adoption and use of “sustainable” technology in all countries is necessary to achieve a transformation to sustainability. * Technology is prominently highlighted in the SDGs as a means of...
The 2030 Agenda, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 169 targets, and 232 indicators, agreed by all countries, are intended to “transform the world”. This report examines the ability of the SDGs to actually trigger this transformation and to suggest some key actions to make the SDGs more transformative. It examines the roles of key...