Resources

Reseach Deliverables

■ Financing nature: a transformative action agenda

AuthorIshii, N., Al-Mubarak, R., Léautier, F., Songwe, V., Teixeira, I., and Pangestu, M.
OverviewThe report catalogs the problems that are pushing Earth’s natural systems beyond their limits and calls for urgent, systemic action. It emphasizes the need to mobilize capital for nature conservation by transforming the policy environment, proving viable business models, and harnessing financial innovation. Nature finance should drive more capital “into” nature, but also “for” nature. The report calls on a “whole of economy approach” that addresses cross-sector drivers of nature loss.
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Financing nature: a transformative action agenda [5MB]
Executive summary
Financing nature: a transformative action agenda-Executive summary [1.4MB]

■ Tackling international spillovers: an overview of policy options

AuthorIshii, N., Schmidt-Traub, G., Lafortune, G., Franke, J., Cornehl, F., and von Preussen, A.
OverviewThis report introduces a framework for understanding how four types of national policy levers can tackle international spillovers: (1) target setting and monitoring; (2) public management; (3) regulation; and (4) fiscal policy and financing. It considers both demand and supply-side policy instruments and their impacts on the global commons, and highlights practical lessons on how national policymakers can begin to act now. This paper identifies a number of actionable steps that can vastly improve the governance—broadly understood—of the global commons.
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Tackling international spillovers: an overview of policy options [3MB]

■ International Governance for Global Commons Stewardship

AuthorIshii, N., Schmidt-Traub, G., Cornehl, F., Franke, J., and von Preussen, A.
OverviewThis report proposes a framework for understanding the role of international initiatives in safeguarding the global commons, and reviews the effectiveness of international initiatives in driving three system transformations: 1) decarbonization of energy, industry, and transport; 2) sustainable food, land, water and oceans; and 3) sustainable production and consumption of materials. The paper identifies a number of actionable steps that can vastly improve the governance—broadly understood—of the global commons.
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International Governance for Global Commons Stewardship [600KB]
Annex
International Governance for Global Commons Stewardship-Annex [544KB]

■ Global Commons Stewardship Index 2022

AuthorSDSN, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Center for Global Commons at the University of Tokyo
OverviewThe report provides the latest information on countries’ domestic and international spillover impacts on the Global Commons, using the latest advances in trade data, environmental research, and industrial ecology.
Download Global Commons Stewardship Index 2022 [6MB]
Technical Appendix [2.1MB]
Database [2.8MB]
Country Profiles[0.3MB]

■ Safeguarding the Global Commons for human prosperity and environmental sustainability. The Global Commons Stewardship Framework

AuthorIshii, N., Dasgupta, A., Lafortune, G., Oppenheim, J., Rockström, J., Schmidt-Traub, G., Cornehl, F. and von Preussen, A
OverviewIt provides actionable, science-based framework for Global Commons stewardship. The Framework is organized around four system transformations: decarbonization of energy, industry and transport; sustainable cities and communities; sustainable production and consumption; and sustainable food, forests, land, water and oceans.
DownloadThe Global Commons Stewardship Framework (English)[8.1MB]
The Global Commons Stewardship Framework (Japanese)[6MB]

■ Global Commons Stewardship Index 2021

AuthorSDSN, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Center for Global Commons at the University of Tokyo
OverviewThe 2021 version of the GCS Index report which compares the environmental impacts on key components of the earth environmental system (global commons) such as climate change, biodiversity, and land use change, resulted from socio-economic activities of each country. 99 countries and EU were assessed based on 33 indicators, and each country’s trajectory toward the 2030/2050 goals was newly assessed.
DownloadGlobal Commons Stwardship Index 2021 [8.1MB]

■ GLOBAL COMMONS STEWARDSHIP INDEXPILOT VERSION

AuthorSDSN, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Center for Global Commons at the University of Tokyo.
OverviewThe world’s first comprehensive index which compares, assesses, and visualizes countries’ contribution to socio-economic transformation for sustainable development by quantitatively measuring country-level impacts on the Global Commons.
DownloadGLOBAL COMMONS STEWARDSHIP INDEX PILOT VERSIONPDF [7.51MB]

 

Publications from partner Orgnizations

■ State of Climate Action 2023

AuthorBoehm, S., K. Lebling, K. Levin, H. Fekete, J. Jaeger, R. Waite, A. Nilsson, J. Thwaites, R. Wilson, A. Geiges, C. Schumer, M. Dennis, K. Ross, S. Castellanos, R. Shrestha, N. Singh, M. Weisse, L. Lazer, L. Jeffery, L. Freehafer, E. Gray, L. Zhou, M. Gidden, and M. Gavin.
PublisherSystems Change Lab
OverviewThis report provides a comprehensive roadmap of what’s needed by 2030 and 2050 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. The report finds that in all sectors, recent progress isn’t happening at the pace and scale necessary to combat the climate crisis. Only one of the 42 indicators — the share of electric vehicles in passenger car sales — is on track to reach its 2030 target.
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State of Climate Action 2023(PDF, 16.9 MB)

■ State of Climate Action 2021: Systems Transformations Required to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C

AuthorBoehm, S., K. Lebling, K. Levin, H. Fekete, J. Jaeger, R. Waite, A. Nilsson, J. Thwaites, R. Wilson, A. Geiges, C. Schumer, M. Dennis, K. Ross, S. Castellanos, R. Shrestha, N. Singh, M. Weisse, L. Lazer, L. Jeffery, L. Freehafer, E. Gray, L. Zhou, M. Gidden, and M. Gavin.
PublisherWorld Resourses Institute
OverviewIt analyzes the progress of climate action and provides a snapshot of the supportive measures that can help keep warming below 1.5°C.
DownloadState of Climate Action 2021: Systems Transformations Required to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C [21.1MB]
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