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Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Ecology and Conservation
Owing to the huge number of species observations that can be collected by non-professional scientists, “citizen science” has great potential to contribute to scientific knowledge on invasive alien species (IAS). Citizen science has existed for centuries, but the recent adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) in this field (e.g....
Peer-reviewed Article

Implications of urban expansion on land use and land cover: towards sustainable development of Mega Manila, Philippines

In GeoJournal
Author:
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Kafungwa
Mebeelo
Shamik
Chakraborty
Arjun
Gautam
Planning of land use and infrastructure in advance for a population that is projected to grow rapidly is highly important for its sustainable development. A correlative approach of land use shifts and infrastructure design is perhaps the best sustainable urban development option that can be made at present. This paper is aimed at suggesting policy...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Local climate zone (LCZ) maps are increasingly being used to help understand and model the urban microclimate, but traditional land use/land cover map (LULC) accuracy assessment approaches do not convey the accuracy at which LCZ maps depict the local thermal environment. 17 types of LCZs exist, each having unique physical characteristics that...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 内側から見た中国最新環境事情 第56回/October 2019 Global Net Series
地球・人間環境フォーラムの月刊環境情報誌、「グローバルネット」に地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)北京事務所所長の小柳秀明が、中国の最新環境事情を現地滞在レポートとして偶数月で連載しています。
Book Chapter
In Frontiers 2018/2019: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern(フロンティア2018/2019:新たに懸念すべき環境問題)
Author:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
国連環境計画(UNEP)では、社会・経済・生態系に甚大な影響を及ぼすと考えられる新たな環境問題について検証・分析する「フロンティア」報告書(Frontiers: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern)を毎年発表している。第4回国連環境総会(UNEA4)に先立ち2019年3月に発表された最新の「フロンティア2018/2019」では、新たに懸念される環境問題として1)合成生物学の台頭、2)ランドスケープの断片化、3)泥炭地永久凍土の融解、4)窒素汚染、5)気候変動への不適切な適応を取り上げ、それぞれの解決策を検討し、循環型経済の実現に向けた窒素管理の重要性を指摘している。 本版は「フロンティア2018/2019」の気候変動への不適切な適応に関する章...
Book Chapter
In Frontiers 2018/2019: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern(フロンティア2018/2019:新たに懸念すべき環境問題)
Author:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
国連環境計画(UNEP)では、社会・経済・生態系に甚大な影響を及ぼすと考えられる新たな環境問題について検証・分析する「フロンティア」報告書(Frontiers: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern)を毎年発表している。第4回国連環境総会(UNEA4)に先立ち2019年3月に発表された最新の「フロンティア2018/2019」では、新たに懸念される環境問題として1)合成生物学の台頭、2)ランドスケープの断片化、3)泥炭地永久凍土の融解、4)窒素汚染、5)気候変動への不適切な適応を取り上げ、それぞれの解決策を検討し、循環型経済の実現に向けた窒素管理の重要性を指摘している。 本版は「フロンティア2018/2019」の窒素汚染に関する章(The...
Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
NON-ECONOMIC LOSS AND DAMAGE (NELD) could constitute a major proportion of the total loss and damage caused by any climate-related disasters. Despite this, most NELD has not been well measured and reported in most post-disaster reports and databases and has often not been given the attention it deserves in most disaster risk assessments and risk...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Chun Sheng
Goh
Takanobu
Aikawa
Amanda
Ahl
Chihiro
Kayo
Yasunori
Kikuchi
Takaaki
Furubayashi
Toshihiko
Nakata
Yuichiro
Kanematsu
Osamu
Saito
Yoshiki
Yamagata
Bioenergy has been promoted in Japan with ambitious targets. However, the incentive schemes excluded renewable heat and overlooked synergies with local forest management, leading to the development of large-scale biomass plants that heavily rely on overseas biomass supplies. This case report discussed an alternative scenario of decentralised...