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IGES maintains that sustainable development can only be achieved by addressing the three interdependent dimensions of economy, society and environment in an integrated manner. A Green Economy, supported by a strengthened Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development is based on safe, secure and low-carbon energy, with integrated climate...
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This proposal has been developed in response to the call by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) for stakeholders’ input to a compilation document to serve as the basis for preparation of the zero draft of the outcome document of the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD: Rio+20). The views...
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財団法人地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES、神奈川県葉山町 理事長 浜中裕徳)は、2012年6月にブラジル・リオデジャネイロで開催される国連持続可能な開発会議(UNCSD)(以下、リオ+20)に先立ち、2011年11月1日付で国連経済社会局(UNDESA:リオ+20事務局)に「リオ+20に向けた  IGESプロポーザル」を提出しました。本プロポーザルは、同局がとりまとめる「リオ+20成果文書のための統合文書」に掲載される予定です。 本プロポーザルでは、東日本大震災及びそれに伴う福島原発事故を重要な教訓として踏まえ、 環境・経済・社会の“レジリエンス(しなやかな強さ、対応力)”の強化が持続可能な開発の実現に向けた重要かつグローバルな課題であると指摘します。 その上で、リオ+20のテーマとなる...
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Remarks: The workshop aimed to address the regional distribution of clean development mechanism (CDM) projects in Asia and the Pacific in a holistic and comprehensive manner. The event was jointly organized by the Government of Nepal, Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and the United Nations...
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One of the key functions of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will be to provide financial support for countries adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change. Yet designing a mechanism that can manage the wide range of cross-national adaption needs will be challenging. This paper draws upon experiences with relevant funding mechanisms—the...
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This paper reviews the trend of biofuel development and performance of biofuel projects under CDM as well as provides insights on how biofuel projects could transition to NAMAs. The author emphasizes that ensuring the sustainability of biofuel production and utilization is the key to overcome the difficulty of biofuels under CDM and facilitate...
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Remarks: This document was commissioned by the participants of the First ASEAN Forum on SCP on 25-26 April 2011 under the chairmanship of Indonesia as the 2011 Chair of ASEAN. It was coordinated by UNEP and developed by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan. The paper was made possible with the financial support of the EU through...
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National and sub-national policy for Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) is one of the powerful instruments to influence sustainable consumption (SC) behaviour at both individual and organisational levels. This paper will address how to improve the capacity of policy makers and government officers in formulating ESC policy. It will also...