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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...
Presentation
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) 2018
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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: https://pub.iges.or.jp/pub/realising-transformative-potential-sdgs .
Book
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...
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...
Policy Report
This report looks at national policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption and production in Asia, without pretending to offer an exhaustive inventory of such policies and initiatives. It was developed based on literature review, integrating information collected through key regional projects such as SWITCH Asia and SwitchMed. The...
Policy Report
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This report presents an overview of policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption and production advanced by the governments of the pan-European region. Although not pretending to present an exhaustive overview of those policies and initiatives, the report was developed based on literature review as well as on the results of a pilot...
Policy Report
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Jose
Domenech
This report presents an overview of policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption and production advanced by the governments of the Latin American and Caribbean region. Although not pretending to present an exhaustive overview, the report was developed based on extensive literature review as well as on the results of a pilot survey...
Policy Report
Despite considerable hope and enthusiasm raised by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and some quick initial efforts, many governments and stakeholders are uncertain about how to proceed concretely. The 2030 development agenda is intended to be transformative, and the goals seem comprehensive, but they also are very complex - with 17 goals,...
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