Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

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The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) was established in 1998 by an initiative of the Japanese government and with the support of Kanagawa Prefecture. The Institute's mission is to achieve a new paradigm for civilisation and conduct innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, incorporating the policy research findings into political decisions for realising sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. IGES works closely with national governments, local authorities, international organisations, research institutes, businesses, NGOs and local communities on the various critical environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region. IGES has been involved in various policy-making processes in Japan as well as overseas, and aims to make effective policy proposals at international, national and local levels. Currently, IGES is conducting its four-year Sixth Phase Integrative Strategic Research Programme begun in April 2013 focusing on the seven issue areas of “Climate and Energy,” “Sustainable Consumption and Production,” “Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services,” “Green Economy,” “Business and Environment,” “Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies,” and “Sustainable Cities.” More detailed information is available at http://www.iges.or.jp
Research Reports in JSTOR from Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
190 Research Reports in JSTOR Date
1998 Top News on Environment in Asia 2000
“1999 Top News on Environment in Asia” 2000
2001 Top News on Environment in Asia 2002
2002 Top News on Environment in Asia 2003
2003 Top News on Environment in Asia 2004
2004 Top News on Environment in Asia 2005
2005 Top News on the Environment in Asia 2006
2006 Top News on the Environment in Asia 2007
2007 Top News on the Environment in Asia 2008
2008 Top News on the Environment in Asia 2009
2010 Top News on the Environment in Asia 2011
The 3Rs and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries: Lessons from Implementation of Ecological Solid Waste Management in the Philippines 2010
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals:: From Agenda to Action 2015
ADAPTATION DECISION MAKING FRAMEWORKS AND TOOLS:: EMPLOYING MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION MAKING TOOLS FOR PRIORITIZING ADAPTATION ACTIONS AT COMMUNITY LEVEL 2014
ADAPTATION EFFECTIVENESS INDICATORS FOR AGRICULTURE IN THE GANGETIC BASIN 2013
Air Pollution Control in the Transportation Sector:: Third Phase Research Report of the Urban Environmental Management Project 2007
AN ANALYSIS OF NON-ANNEX I PARTIES NAMAs:: Challenges for Designing International Support and Implementing an Effective MRV Framework 2010
Applying EPR in developing countries 2012
Asian Aspirations for Climate Regime Beyond 2012: Energy Security and Developmental Needs Clean Development Mechanism Technology Development and Transfer Adaptation to Climate Change 2006
Asian Perspectives on Climate Regime Beyond 2012: Concerns, Interests and Priorities 2005
Assessment of Learning Performance in Education for Sustainable Development: Investigating the Key Factors in Effective Educational Practice and Outcomes for Sustainable Development 2012
Biofuels – from CDM to NAMAs 2011
Bridging Research and Policy on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) in Asia 2012
Building resilience and reducing risk from natural disasters:: Essentials of 21st century sustainable development 2012
Business and Environmental Governance 1998
CARBON EMISSIONS EMBODIED IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE: An assessment from the Asian perspective 2010
Carbon Emissions Embodied in International Trade:: An assessment based on the multi-region input-output model 2010
Carbon Finance for Low-Carbon Community Development in East Asia: Cases of the Philippines, Indonesia and China 2009
CDM Reform 2011: Verification of the progress and the way forward 2011
Challenges of Decontamination, Community Regeneration and Livelihood Rehabilitation 2013
CHINA’S IMPORTS of Russian Timber: Chinese actors in the timber commodity chain and their risks of involvement in illegal logging and the resultant trade 2008
Classification of MRV of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions/Reductions:: For the discussions on NAMAs and MRV 2012
Climate Change and the Credibility of International Commitments:: What is Necessary for the U.S. to Deliver on Such Commitments? 2005
CLIMATE CHANGE, CHANGING RAINFALL AND INCREASING WATER SCARCITY: An integrated approach for planning adaptation and building resilience of smallholder subsistence livelihoods in Nepal 2015
Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific:: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development 2008
The Climate Regime Beyond 2012: Reconciling Asian Developmental Priorities and Global Climate Interests 2008
Co-benefits and the Future Climate Regime:: A Stepwise Approach 2009
Combatting Forest Degradation – Certification as a driving force for amelioration: Challenges for small forest enterprises 2006
COMMUNITY BASED FOREST BIOMASS MONITORING: TRAINING OF TRAINERS MANUAL 2014
Community-based forest biomass monitoring: Action research in PNG, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR and Vietnam 2014
Community-based Forest Monitoring for REDD+:: Lessons and reflections from the field 2012
Corporate Environmental and Financial Performances and the Effects of Information-based Instruments of Environmental Policy in Japan 2005
CRITICAL REVIEW OF SELECTED FOREST-RELATED REGULATORY INITIATIVES:: APPLYING A RIGHTS PERSPECTIVE 2011
Customs collaboration to combat the international trade in illegal timber 2010
Design of Japanese Emissions Trading System: Issues and Options 2004
Designing Adaptation Finance for the Green Climate Fund:: Challenges and Opportunities Drawn from Existing Multilateral Funds for Adaptation 2012
Designing and Implementing an Energy Goal:: Delivering Multi-benefits for Sustainable Development 2014
Designing Climate Finance to Enhance Low-Carbon Investment through Local Intermediaries: Applying a Concept of Direct Access to Climate Finance 2011
Designing Forestation Models for Rural Asia:: Avoiding Land Conflict as a Key to Success 2007
DEVELOPING NATIONAL REDD-PLUS SYSTEMS:: PROGRESS CHALLENGES and WAYS FORWARD 2010
Doing Education at Wetland Sites: Examples and Modalities from Asia 2003
Eco-industrial clusters:: Enhancing regional economic development through environmental linkages 2008
Eco-Industrial Clusters in Urban-Rural Fringe Areas: A strategic Approach for Integrated Environmental and Economic Planning 2007
Education for Sustainable Consumption in Northeast Asia: Strategies to promote and advance sustainable consumption 2009
Education for Sustainable Development Country Status Reports: An evaluation of national implementation during the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) in East and Southeast Asia 2012
Education for Sustainable Development in Nepal: Views and Visions 2003
Effectiveness of Insurance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation:: Challenges and Opportunities 2015
Emissions Trading and International Competitiveness:: Case Study for Japanese Industries 2010
Energy Market Integration in East Asia:: What an Economic Analysis Tells Us? 2011
Enhancing readiness for green growth:: A preliminary assessment of Myanmar’s policies and institutions 2013
Environmental and Human Health Risks: Associated with the End-of-Life Treatment of Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2009
Environmental Governance and Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs):: The Case of Open Burning in Thailand 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE IN ASIA: Synthesis Report on Country Studies 2001
Environmental Performance Rating and Public Disclosure:: Strategic policy to promote corporate environmental management 2011
EPR Policies for Electronics in Developing Asia:: A Phase-in Approach 2011
Estimation of Environmental Impacts of Regional Economic Integration in East Asia:: Implications for Waste and Recycling Policy 2008
Extended Producer Responsibility Policy in East Asia: in consideration of International Resource Circulation 2009
The Feasibility of Pricing of Carbon Emissions in Three Northeast Asian Countries:: Japan, China and the Republic of Korea 2014
Financial Support to the Implementation of Adaptation Measures: Comparative Analysis of the Adaptation Fund and the Climate Investment Funds, and Implications for the Design of the Green Climate Fund 2011
Financing and Governing Adaptation and Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction 2009
Foreign Carbon Credit Purchasing Options Open to Japan to Achieve the Kyoto Target 2006
FOREST CERTIFICATION FOR COMMUNITY-BASED FOREST MANAGEMENT IN INDONESIA:: DOES LEI PROVIDE A CREDIBLE OPTION? 2009
FOREST CERTIFICATION in Papua New Guinea: PROGRESS, PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES 2007
From NAMAs to Low Carbon Development in Southeast Asia:: Technical, Mainstreaming, and Institutional Dimensions 2012
Future Climate Regime and Climate Unilateralism 2012
The Future of Biofuels in the Future Climate Regime 2009
Germany’s Experience with the Introduction of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme:: Lessons for Japan 2005
GHG Inventories 2009
Global Resource Crisis or Sustainable Resource Management?: Proposals towards Resource-efficient Global Economy 2012
Governance and National Sustainable Development Strategies:: Implications for the Sustainable Development Goals 2014
Governance Trends in the Intergovernmental Sustainable Development Discourse:: A Text Analysis 2015
Governing Sustainable Transport in Indonesia 2014
Governing the Post-2012 Financial Mechanism:: Engagement, Effectiveness, Efficiency and Expertise 2009
Green Economy for Sustainable Development:: Japan should lead the policy shift towards global poverty alleviation 2011
Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific 2012
Greening Integration in Asia: How Regional Integration Can Benefit People and the Environment 2015
A Guide for Sustainable Urban Organic Waste Management in Thailand:: Combining Food, Energy, and Climate Co-Benefits 2012
A GUIDE FOR TECHNOLOGY SELECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF URBAN ORGANIC WASTE UTILISATION PROJECTS IN CAMBODIA 2011
Guidelines and Recommendations for Participatory, Sustainable Forest Use and Management 2004
IGES Issue Briefs on Gender and Climate: Harnessing Climate Finance for Women in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam: A Survey of the Policy Landscape 2013
IGES Issue Briefs on SDGs Sustainable Development Goals: Advancing Education as a Goal for Sustainable Development 2013
IGES Policy Dialogues toward Sustainable Forest Management in Asia-Pacific Region 2001
Impact of COP18 Decisions on Use of Kyoto Mechanisms by Japan 2013
Indonesia Country Report 2004: Local People in Forest Management and The Politics of Participation 2004
Indonesia REDD+ Readiness – State of Play 2012
Information Access as a Vehicle for Sustainable Development in Asia: Establishing Regional Agreement in Asia 2005
Information for the first biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows 2014
Innovation & Sustainable Development: Guiding business innovation towards sustainable development 2002
Intentional Communities in Germany 2014
Investment and Financial Flows for the Future Climate Regime 2009
Is Indonesia in a Good Position to Achieve Sustainable Low Carbon Development?: Opportunities, Potentials and Limitations 2010
Issues and options in the design of the Clean Development Mechanism 1998
Japan’s medium- and long-term GHG mitigation pathways under the carbon budget approach 2014
JAPAN’S PUBLIC PROCUREMENT POLICY OF LEGAL AND SUSTAINABLE TIMBER: PROGRESS, CHALLENGES AND WAYS FORWARD 2007
Lessons Learnt from Regional Intercity Networking: To Promote Sustainable Cities in Asia 2011
Lessons Learnt from the Triple Disaster in East Japan 2012
Local Knowledge for Facilitating Adaptation to Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific:: Policy Implications 2004
Long Term Electricity Scenario and Water Use — A case study on India 2012
Mainstreaming Transport Co-benefits Approach: A Guide to Evaluating Transport Projects 2011
Major Developments in China’s National Air Pollution Policies in the Early 12th Five-Year Plan Period 2014
Making the Link:: Greater Mekong Subregion Environmental Performance Assessment And Sustainable Development Strategies 2007
Managing forests as a renewable asset for present and future generations: Verifying legal compliance in forestry in Papua New Guinea 2013
Market-based Instruments for Improving Company Carbon Performance in Northeast Asia 2014
Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV): Trends and Developments in Climate Change Negotiations 2010
A “Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV)” Framework for Developing Countries 2009
Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for low carbon development:: Learning from experience in Asia 2013
Monitoring & Evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development: A FRAMEWORK OF THE MAIN FACTORS AND IMPORTANT LEVERAGE POINTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION 2013
MRV Challenges of Integrating National Initiatives into International Mechanisms: A Case of Perform, Achieve and Trade Mechanism in India 2012
Mutual learning through Asian intercity network programmes for the environment 2010
National and Subnational Linkages to Enable Low Carbon Development at the Subnational Level in Developing Countries:: The Cases of Thailand and the Philippines 2013
National City Awards as a Practical Approach to Encourage Local Government Initiatives for Sustainable Cities 2013
Need for an assessment of the Kyoto Mechanisms 2014
Negotiating a Low Carbon Transition in Asia: NAMAs and MRV 2011
Negotiating a Low Carbon Transition in China:: Aligning Reforms and Incentives in the 12<sup>th</sup> Five Year Plan 2010
Networking International Recycling Zones in Asia: Towards improvement of resource efficiency and solutions for environmental problems in developing countries 2005
Operationalising MRV of Support: Analysis of Finance, Technology and Capacity Building Support 2011
Perception Effects of Local Government Subsidies:: The Case of International Carbon Offsetting by Citizens in Kitakyushu, Japan 2013
Perceptions on Transboundary Air Pollution among Scientists and Policymakers: Results from Interview Surveys in Japan 2012
Placing Water at the Core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):: Why an Integrated Perspective is Needed 2015
Policy Tools for Sustainable Materials Management:: Applications in Asia 2010
Policy Trend Report 2001 2002
Policy Trend Report 2002 2003
Policy Trend Report 2004 2004
The Politics of Climate Policy in China:: Interests, Institutions and Ideas 2011
Positive influences of corporate environmental disclosure on environmental education and consumer education and related issues to be tackled: how to make a greater number of ordinary consumers understand the content of “environmental reports” 2003
Practical Guide for Improved Organic Waste Management:: Climate benefits through the 3Rs in developing Asian countries 2011
Practical measures to promote Japanese local governments’ environmental collaboration with developing countries with citizens’ support 2012
Proactive Policies and Business Strategies for Strengthening Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Asia 2010
A Process for Making Nationally-determined Commitments More Ambitious 2013
Promoting Japanese Leadership through a Multi-Stakeholder Platform on International Environmental CSR: Linking Japanese Business-Industry, Civil Society, and Governmental Sectors to Strengthen Green Markets in East Asia 2011
Promoting Risk Financing in the Asia Pacific Region:: Lessons from Agriculture Insurance in Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam 2013
Promoting Risk Insurance in the Asia-Pacific Region:: A Convergence Approach for the Future Climate Regime 2010
Public procurement policies for legal and sustainable timber:: How to strengthen Japan’s policy 2008
Quality Education for Sustainable Development: A priority in achieving sustainability and well-being for all 2014
Quantified emissions reduction target of China: Assessing the Chinese target of 40-45% reduction in CO<sub>2</sub> intensity 2010
Rationalisation of Industrial Sector Water Use is the Key to Sound Groundwater Management 2006
REDD Negotiations:: Progress, Challenges and Ways Forward 2009
Reducing waste through the promotion of composting and active involvement of various stakeholders:: Replicating Surabaya’s solid waste management model 2009
Regional Strategy on Environmental Education in the Asia-Pacific 2002
Regional / Subrgional Environmental Cooperation in Asia 2001
Renewable Energy:: A Strategic Policy for Sustainable Development 2010
REPA Model for Impact Assessment of Environmental Policies under Regional Economic Integration in East Asia 2008
A Report on the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) 2013
Research on the Application of Japanese Environmental Technologies in India 2010
A review of selected REDD+ project designs 2013
The Role of Governments in Education for Sustainable Consumption: STRENGTHENING CAPACITY FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION IN CHINA,, JAPAN,, AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2011
The Role of Governments in Education for Sustainable Consumption Volume II: Strengthening Capacity for Effective Implementation in Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand 2015
The role of microfinance and microfinance institutions in climate change adaptation: Learning from experiences in Bangladesh 2015
Sectoral Approaches in the Post-2012 Climate Regime:: Issues, Perspectives and the Way Forward 2009
Shaping the Climate Change Agenda in India:: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) and Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) 2010
Sino-Japan Collaboration for Air-pollution 2013
Small Ideas Transforming Rural Lives and Livelihoods in River Eroded areas of Bangladesh: Case Study of Ryutaro Hashimoto APFED Award for Good Practices, 2007 2009
Snapshots of selected REDD+ project designs - 2013 2014
STRENGTHENING INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE BY TWO-PHASED REFORM OF UNEP:: ANALYSIS OF BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS 2011
Strengthening Japan’s Environmental Cooperation Strategy as a Leader to Promote Green Markets in East Asia 2011
STRUCTURAL CONTEXT OF FOREST LOSS IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST: A SYNTHESIS REPORT OF IGES FOREST CONSERVATION PROJECT ON THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST 2000
Study of Practice Diffusion and Adoption Process under the Cities for Climate Protection program in Thailand 2008
A Survey of ASEAN’s Organizational Structure and Decision Making Process for Regional Environmental Cooperation and Recommendations for Potential External Assistance 2015
Sustainable Asia 2005 and Beyond: In the pursuit of innovative policies 2005
Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World 2010
Sustainable Groundwater Management in Asian Cities: a summary report of Research on Sustainable Water Management in Asia 2006
Sustainable Groundwater Management in Asian Cities 2007
Sustainable Management of Organic Waste:: The need for coordinated action at national and local levels 2012
Technology Issues for Negotiations on the Post-2012 Climate Regime 2009
Technology Transfer as a Measure to Tackle Global Warming in Asia 2012
Toward ambitious INDCs:: Linking research and policymaking 2014
Towards Climate-Friendly Waste Management:: The Potential of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management 2012
Towards Participatory Forest Management in Laos: Laos Country Report 2003 2004
Towards the CDM 2.0:: Lessons from the capacity building in Asia 2013
Transition to Energy Secure Future:: Policies Enabling Energy Transition in India 2012
Trends in Asian Corporate Sustainability Management 2004
Unveiling Nature’s Gifts:: Measuring and Visualising Ecosystem Services 2014
Upgrading the United Nations Environment Programme:: A phased approach 2012
Urban Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Asian Mega-Cities: POLICIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 2004
URBAN TRANSPORTATION and the ENVIRONMENT in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Integrating global carbon concerns into local air pollution management 2006
Waste-based ethanol production and a sound material-cycle society: Case studies on construction and food wastes in Japan 2011
Water Availability for Sustainable Energy Policy:: Assessing cases in South and South East Asia 2013
What are Sustainable Development Goals? 2012
What constitutes meaningful participation from China?: An analysis of the Chinese intensity targets 2010
Why the United States Lacks a Federal Climate Policy:: Collective Action Problems, Tea Parties, and Blue Dogs 2011
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