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February 2019
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
This report, 1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Targets and options for reducing lifestyle carbon footprints, analyses the carbon footprint of household lifestyles and how changes can contribute to meeting the ambitious 1.5-degree aspirational target envisaged by the Paris Agreement on climate change. It analyses scientific emission scenarios and case studies from Finland, Japan, China, Brazil, and India, and proposes long-term targets for individuals’ lifestyle carbon footprints by 2030-2050, as well as low-carbon options that citizens and society can adopt.
October 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The policy brief Proposals to Strengthen Japan's Domestic Measures and Regional Cooperation on Stable and Environmentally Sound Plastic Scrap Recycling: Response to China's ban on imports of plastic scrap recommends policymakers in Asia to develop a uniform, standardized, and transparent trade standards for plastic scrap in the region through international cooperation, and to establish environmentally sound long-term material recycling routes.
October 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The discussion paper Transforming the Financial System for Delivering Sustainable Development: A high-level overview provides the outline of the challenges and opportunities in delivering the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement and commitments, and sets out the essential role financial systems could play.
July 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The report, Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs, examines the ability of the SDGs to actually trigger this transformation and to suggest some key actions to make the SDGs more transformative.
July 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
This study, Governance for integrated solutions to sustainable development and climate change: From linking issues to aligning interests, examines how governance arrangements need to align agencies and other stakeholder interests behind integrated solutions
July 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The paper Transboundary Impacts of Climate Change in Asia: Making a case for regional adaptation planning and cooperation aims to address the transboundary impacts of climate change. It emphasizes the significance of regional cooperation to strengthen the collective adaptation solutions to address the impacts of climate change on transboundary natural resources and other teleconnections.
June 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Green Growth and Decarbonization of Energy Systems in a Changing World aims to show how the transition to a low-carbon society through the decarbonization of energy systems can bring social and economic benefits and foster countries’ economic competitiveness.

April 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
This policy report shed light on how the average government official perceives SDG-11 with the other goals, as well as misconceptions in interpretation by officials who are not highly familiar with the SDGs.
April 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
This paper, A Proposal for a Simple Methodology to Enhance Transparency and Comparability of NDC Targets and Their Progress Reporting under the Paris Agreement, proposes an approach to the design of the contents of reporting processes, addressing the issues of greenhouse gas measurement, reporting and verification (GHG MRV) for NDCs.
April 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
This paper, Institutional arrangements for reporting the use of market mechanisms under the enhanced transparency framework to avoid double counting, proposes three ways to enhance institutional arrangements for reporting, particularly reporting of market mechanisms to avoid double counting.

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