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The Asia-Pacific region faces a fundamental dilemma. Over recent decades the region has achieved tremendous economic growth that has lifted millions of its people out of poverty and raised living standards, but in many places the way land is being used to generate this growth is unsustainable. Land has been exploited – growing economies regardless...
Policy Report
Asia is home to 60% of the world’s total population, with further population growth forecast in the future. In addition, the region accounts for 30% of global GDP and by 2050 this share is expected to exceed 50%, making Asia the region with the most dynamic growth in the world. Against this background, there is a worsening impact on the environment...
Briefing Note
Integrative approaches to land management, such as ecosystems-based approaches and landscape approaches, together with sustainable infrastructure and the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity, provide multiple benefits. By providing stakeholders with a means to work through competing interests over land and natural resources, while at...
Policy Report
United Nations Environment Programme
Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership
Climate and Clean Air Coalition
アジア太平洋地域における大気汚染の現状と具体的な政策措置について科学的見地から包括的に分析した初めての評価報告書「Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based Solutions」(Summary)の日本語仮訳版(翻訳:IGES及びアジア大気汚染研究センター )。アジア太平洋地域の多様性を考慮しながら、持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)と整合した費用対効果の高い25の大気汚染対策をとりまとめている。対策それぞれの優良事例に加え具体的な成功要因の分析を示すなど、各国の事情に即した応用を促すプラクティカルな内容となっている。
Commissioned Report

平成30年度 環境及び持続可能な社会の分野における経済協力開発機構(OECD)との連携に係る 調査等業務 業務報告書

平成30年度環境及び持続可能な社会の分野における経済協力開発機構(OECD)との連携に係る調査等業務 業務報告書
Discussion Paper
This paper explores the current understanding regarding the Circulating and Ecological Economy (CEE) and the Regional/Local CES concepts put forward by Japan’s Fifth Basic Environment Plan. The CEE and the Regional/Local CES advance a low-carbon, self-reliant, and decentralised society based on living in harmony with nature. The Regional/Local CES...
Briefing Note
Book Chapter
In Urban Drought – Emerging Water Challenge in Asia
Water energy, food energy form some of the basic elements of economic growth and development. These resources are intrinsically interdependent on both the supply and demand sides. Urban areas are major consumers of these resources and growing urban population will require large flow of water, energy and food. Urbans are dynamically connected with...
Conference Proceeding
The 4th World Congress on Disaster Management
The urban and rural regions can be well understood as the dynamic systems embedded and interconnected through their social, economic and environmental settings. These urban-rural interlinkages have important implication for understanding climate change vulnerabilities and capturing opportunities for adaptation and disaster risk reduction. However,...
本書は,サスティナビリティやレジリエンスの研究で世界的に著名なヨハン・ロックストローム氏と写真家のマティアス・クルム氏が2015 年に出版したBig World Small Planet: Abundance within Planetary Boundaries(Bokforlaget Max Strom)の翻訳である.人間活動の加速的拡大が地球システムそのものを脅かしている現状について,科学的知見に基づいて警鐘を鳴らすとともに,地球システムが許容するプラネタリー・バウンダリー(地球の限界)の範囲内で,科学技術の発展や持続可能な社会への転換を促し,貧困の緩和と経済成長を追求する新たな発展パラダイムを提唱している.
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Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development(APFSD)

APFSD is an annual meeting convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) aimed at strengthening the region’s readiness for the United Nations’ High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.