Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made tremendous progress over recent decades in growing their economies, but at serious costs to biodiversity and ecosystem services. The region has entered a development context that is increasingly influenced by resource constraints and growing risks. Through solution-oriented multidisciplinary research, the Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services team aims to guide policies and practices that support human development through the integrated management of natural resources. NRE research is framed by an understanding that sustainable and equitable management of natural resources requires robust governance structures, enhanced accountability and coordinated sustainability approaches across all policy levels.
Both the full report and summary documents are attached. Recognising the need to integrate DRR and CCA into policies and institutions in The ASEAN Member States, JICA has supported implementation of a project on ‘Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration’. The...
The guardians of Ecuador’s dry forest: A story of community resilienceBiodiversity and Resilience Indicators: Communities managing production landscapes and seascapes
・Empowering Women to Mitigate Climate Change: Gender-responsive Approaches ・Mainstreaming Gender into Climate Mitigation Actions in Nine Steps
・Overcoming Floods in the Philippines: A story of climate change adaptation and mitigation ・Participatory Watershed Land-Use Management Approach: Interfacing science, policy and participation
Citizen science and invasive alien species: An analysis of citizen science initiatives using information and communications technology (ICT) to collect invasive alien species observations
Addressing non-economic loss and damage associated with climatic events: Cases of Japan and Bangladesh
Rethinking sustainable bioenergy development in Japan: decentralised system supported by local forestry biomass
From 21 to 23 October, IGES, together with the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), and the University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives, organized the “Science-Policy Dialogues on the Assessment of...
On 19-23 August 2019, a few months after approval of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPBES assessment of invasive alien...
IGES, in collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TokyoTech) and Institute of Technology Cambodia (ITC), and with support from JST and JICA-funded SATREPS project “"Establishment of Environmental Conservation Platform of Tonle Sap...
Updated: October 2019
Project Home About SDM SDM project selection results SDM organisation The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), established jointly by the...
From 21 to 23 October, IGES, the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), and the University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiative will co-organise the “Science-Policy Dialogues on the Assessment of Biodiversity...
IGES began participation, as an Assessment Partner, in the "New York Declaration on Forests”. In this role, IGES will contribute to the evaluation of progress on the Declaration, based on the Institute’s expertise in forest conservation.
On the afternoon of 21 May 2019, in Hayama, Japan, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the National Institute of Ecology (NIE), signed a memorandum of understanding. IGES was represented by its Executive Director, Hideyuki...