Supporting Vulnerable Populations in the Transition to Net Zero Emissions: Priorities for Developed Countries
No. 35, 2022
This brief puts forward recommendations for an inclusive transition to a net zero society through enhancing support for vulnerable people. Focusing on access to clean energy, it provides guidance for policymakers on strengthening incentives and support measures for people at high risk of energy poverty to ensure equal access to decarbonised technologies and practices. The brief is authored by Akio Takemoto, Apolline Cros, Masachika Suzuki, and Upalat Korwatanasakul.
No. 34, 2022
This brief offers recommendations on implementing nexus approaches for transformative change towards sustainability — ways of advancing integrated solutions across multiple sectors. Drawing from strategies used in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), the brief elucidates interlinkages between biodiversity and human well-being to guide policymakers in applying solutions for policy coherence, such as One Health. It is authored by Maiko Nishi, Suneetha M. Subramanian, and Himangana Gupta.
Information & Communications Technology Solutions for Environmental Issues in the Greater Mekong Subregion
No. 33, 2022
This brief provides recommendations on utilising information and communications technology (ICT) to address the negative impacts of climate change and local environmental changes along the Mekong River. It advocates smart city practices for sustainable management to alleviate environmental challenges in the region, while addressing the SDGs. The brief is authored by Riccardo Corrado, Audrey Liwan, and Upalat Korwatanasakul.
No. 32, 2022
This brief offers guidance for policymakers and financial administrators on strengthening the integration of the SDGs into national and local budgets. It is based on analysis of 2021 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) presented by 35 countries, drawing lessons on strategies such as budget tagging, integration in budget monitoring systems, and SDG costing. The brief is authored by Mahesti Okitasari and Richa Kandpal.