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In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability
Food production and productivity improvements have contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty and reduced hunger and malnutrition, but are associated with patterns of land intensification that have degraded agricultural land and caused great environmental harm. Underlying drivers affecting land conversion to and from agriculture...
Policy Report
Despite considerable hope and enthusiasm raised by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and some quick initial efforts, many governments and stakeholders are uncertain about how to proceed concretely. The 2030 development agenda is intended to be transformative, and the goals seem comprehensive, but they also are very complex - with 17 goals,...
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To promote measures against global warming based on the Paris Agreement, and to ensure transition to decarbonised societies, it is important to link long-term targets/strategies with short- or mid-term concrete policy targets. As of August 2017, 155 “Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)” were submitted to UNFCCC (from 182 countries). In 2015,...