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Policy Report
The Russian Far East (RFE) has long been regarded by the central government in Moscow as a timber resource base. As a result, forest resources have been exploited for timber, especially the most accessible locations with valuable resources (Newell & Wilson, 1996; Kakizawa, 1998a). After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the exploitation of timber...
Conference Proceeding
This workshop was organized jointly by NUOL (Department of Forestry, National University of Laos) and IGES. The main objectives were: 1) for the IGES forest conservation project to share its research results on Lao P.D.R. and Vietnam respectively; 2) for the participating experts and stakeholders to comment on and discuss the research results; and...
Policy Report
This inaugural issue contains special contributions from international members of the Editorial Board of IRES and papers based on IGES research outcomes covering a broad range of topics including Japanese approaches to environmental management, comparative study of urban environment in East Asia and local forest management in Indonesia. Remarks:...
Discussion Paper
Baseline setting is a key step in the process to identify certified emission reductions for CDM. This paper clarifies some confusing concepts regarding baseline setting, such as time-dependence (static/dynamic/revision) and standardization (benchmarking/projectspecific). There are many technical aspects for the development of CDM scheme from...
Research Report
Economic growth after World War II was made possible through dramatic increases in the use of material resources and energy. It is apparent that current development patterns followed by industrialized countries are causing serious environmental problems and that they are neither ecologically nor socially sustainable. In recent years, many Asian...