Japan

  • Date
    - Europe/Copenhagen
    Country
    Kenya

    The CTCN Forum was an occasion to develop and strengthen the regional network of NDEs and their relationship with other technology stakeholders, with a view to identify matchmaking opportunities to CTCN requests or other climate technology activities. Participants dioscussed the Paris Outcome in relation to Technology Transfer and Technology Mechanism, linkages between the Technology and Finance Mechanism; as well as shared experiences on set up and activities of NDEs at national level and use of CTCN Technical Assistance.

  • Objective

    Total freshwater withdrawals reported for 163 countries by the Pacific Institute showed that in the median country residential water use accounted for 16% of total freshwater withdrawals (Gleick et al., 2006). Therefore, residential conservation efforts can make a strong positive contribution to reducing pressure on water resources. Reducing water use in municipal systems also contributes to climate change mitigation by decreasing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Carbon fixation and abatement
    Energy efficiency

    Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC (DTFA) is the financial advisory member of Deloitte Japan.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Transport
    Waste management

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan.

  • Publication date

    AS DISCUSSED IN CHAPTER 1, SETTING TARGETS IS ONE MANIFESTATION OF POLITICAL COMMITMENT. COUNTRIES HAVE ALREADY MADE A SERIES OF COMMITMENTS TO ATTAIN global nutrition targets by 2025 (Panel 2.1). For maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, the 2012 World Health Assembly (WHA) set six targets for 2025. The Global Nutrition Report tracks five of these.1 The WHA also agreed on nine noncommunicable disease (NCD) targets, one of which—“Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity”—is tracked in this report via three indicators.

  • Publication date
    Objective
    Approach

    This webpage on the Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) website provides access to over thirty downloadable audio recordings of presentations made by feminist scholars, researchers and activists from the South working for economic and gender justice and sustainable and democratic development. The latest six recordings are taken from the COP People's Forum focused on biodiversity, which was held in Nagoya, Japan, October 2010.

  • Publication date
    Objective
    Approach

    While policy responses to global warming have mainly been driven by debates among scientists, the insights of poor people living on the frontline have been largely neglected. This study seeks to understand what is happening from poor peoples' perspectives. A field study was conducted using Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA) in two districts of Malawi. Two villages were selected that face both floods and droughts.
    Key messages:

  • Publication date
    Objective

    This report argues for further investment in people-centred disaster preparedness in order to help save lives and the costs of disaster clean-up and reconstruction.The paper recommends the following:the new Indian Ocean tsunami warning system must be coupled with an effective method of alerting communities and teaching them what to do when a tsunami strikesnational governments must recognise that they have a central role to play in making disaster risk reduction part of their development programmesnational governments should support the implementation of the Hyogo framework, agreed at the W