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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...
Policy Report
Author:
International Resource Panel
GRO2019の内容をコンパクトにまとめた政策決定者向け要約(SPM:Summary for Policymakers)の日本語版。資源効率性、気候緩和、炭素除去、並びに生物多様性保護の政策を組み合わせることにより、経済を成長させ、人々の幸福度を増やし、プラネタリーバウンダリー(地球の限界)内に留まることができる可能性を示している。
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...
Presentation
Seminar “PSP NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN SARAWAK”
Japan is still the largest market for timber from Sarawak. Thus, it is important to understand the latest trends of the policy and initiative for timber legality and sustainability. Japan issued the Act on Promotion of Use and Distribution of Legally-harvested Wood and Wood Products (Clean Wood Act) in 2016. The objective of this new act is to...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Mmasabata Dolly
Molekoa
Ram
Avtar
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh
Tonni Agustiono
Kurniawan
Despite being a finite resource, both the quality and quantity of groundwater are under tremendous pressure due to rapid global changes, viz. population growth, land-use/land-cover changes (LULC), and climate change. The 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aims to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”....
Peer-reviewed Article
In Forest Policy and Economics
Author:
Makoto
Ehara
Yoko
Asada
Yutaro
Shogaki
Masato
Yano
Kimihiko
Hyakumura
This article examines the REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms at the project level including their motivation and rationale for the engagement and explores the challenges and opportunities in relation to their participation. We analyzed 148 responses to a survey questionnaire mailed to participants across Japan and the...
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Submission to Policy Process
Contributing Papers for the 2019 Global Assessment Report
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Paul
Pavelic
Andrew
Ross
Groundwater is a de-facto source of water during drought and emergencies. In a broader perspective, the traditional short-term strategy of using groundwater to combat water deficits during drought needs revisiting. The objective of this paper is to examine the relevance and options for developing and adopting such groundwater-based natural...
Peer-reviewed Article
In UNISDR Global Assessment Report 19
This paper evaluates the current institutional and policy environment in the ASEAN region, which is known as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change impacts in the world. The future projections indicate that the region is prone to severe weather events including floods, typhoons, and droughts. Considering the importance of...