List of Reports
These are detailed reports on environmental policies by local governments, including reports that discuss examples overseas.
Report on the World's Urban Renewable Energy Policies Released
A draft report on urban (local governments') renewable energy policies worldwide, "Global Status Report on Local Renewable Energy Policies", was jointly released on June 12, 2009, by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), and the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP).
Renewables Global Status Report 2009
Ren21 released the most recent report on renewable energy, the "Renewables Global Status Report 2009", on May 13, 2009, while ISEP released the Japanese translated "Renewables Global Status Report 2007" at the same time.
Renewables Global Status Report 2009, "GSR2009 Update", REN21 (opens in new window)
GSR2009 Update Press Release PDF (in Japanese) (opens in new window)
GSR2007 PDF (in Japanese) (opens in new window)
Trends in Local Government Survey on Environmental Targets
Author: Noriaki Yamashita (Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies)
Date of Issue: March 28, 2009
This report discusses questionnaire survey results on local government energy policies and the status of environmental targets.
(Announced at ISEP symposium "Policies for Climate Change Led by Local Governments")
Feed-in Tariffs―Boosting Energy for Our Future
Author: The World Future Council (Translated by the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies)
Date of Issue: March 11, 2009
This is a translation of a brochure on a fixed pricing system for renewable energy sources.
National Estimates of "Sustainable Energy Zones" in 2007
Author: Research Center on Public Affairs of Chiba University, the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies
Date of Issue: September 16, 2008
This book estimates the degree of self-sufficiency of renewable energy sources for each region in Japan.