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Policy Brief
Author:
Alexandra
Ralevski
Anke
Fischer
Jeanette
Lim
Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – provides a virtually infinite source of inspiration for technological innovation. Thousands of designs and strategies from thousands of unique species and ecosystems are being uncovered and mimicked for applications as diverse as surgery and space exploration. At the same time, however, unique species...
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T20 Japan Task Force 3: Climate Change and Environment
This policy brief suggests six priorities for developed and emerging economies represented by G20 countries to mainstream circular economy and society globally, as follows: 1) need to capture the momentum raised by public attention on marine plastic pollution; 2) raise the level of ambition of Extended Producer Responsibility; 3) provide policy...
Policy Brief
T-20 Climate Change and Environment
Scientific evidence suggests that cumulative GHG emissions have already caused climate change, which tolled victims all over the world but quite often charged disproportionally high costs to poor segment of the world, and substantial mitigation actions are needed to avoid irreversible catastrophic change in ecosystems that underpin very human...
Policy Brief
本ポリシー・ブリーフでは、2017年以降に急激に変化している廃プラスチックの国際的なマテリアルリサイクルルートの動向や課題を整理し、今後想定される展開について考察を行うとともに、安定的な廃プラスチックのマテリアルリサイクル確保に向けた政策提言を行う。本ポリシー・ブリーフは、貿易統計データを基に、日本国内の廃プラスチック輸出業者、産業廃棄物処理業者、リサイクル業者等へのヒアリングを通じて作成を行った。
Policy Brief
This policy brief surveys the trends and issues related to international material recycling routes for plastic scrap exported from Japan that have been rapidly changing since 2017, considers potential future developments, and proposes policy recommendations for securing a stable and environmentally sound material recycling process for plastic scrap...
Policy Brief
Author:
PECoP-Asia
APRSCP
This policy brief presents four directions and 12 opportunities for SCP (Sustainable Consumption and Production) policy-making in Asia and the Pacific put forward by the Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) and PECoP-Asia (Asian academic research consortium-led project; refer to the last page). It reflects...
Business Report
In order to ensure accountability of each research project and provide feedback to improve overall effectiveness, IGES has traditionally conducted a review at the end of each Phase by external experts. The IGES external reviews examine to what extent studies and activities conducted in the Integrative Strategic Research Programme for the Sixth...
Policy Brief
Author:
Sebnem
Sahin
Anil
Markandya
Water scarcity is worsening to the point that it has become a limiting factor to the growth of major economies in South Asia, and agriculture is by far the largest water-using sector. Overuse of water for crop production is one of the main causes of water scarcity. This overuse results from low irrigation water use efficiency (WUE) associated with...