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Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Author:
Manish
Ramaiah
Ram
Avtar
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Just a few decades ago, Adyar River in India’s city of Chennai was an important source of water for various uses. Due to local and global changes (e.g., population growth and climate change), its ecosystem and overall water quality, including its aesthetic value, has deteriorated, and the water has become unsuitable for commercial uses. Adverse...
Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:
Naoko
Tokuchi
Jason
Hon
Keitaro
Fukushima
The drastic transformation in land use from natural forest to acacia and oil palm plantations in tropical regions is an issue of some controversy. The influence of land-use change on nutrient cycling is not fully understood. In this case, stream water chemistry is one of the most useful indexes of the nutrient status of an ecosystem. We...
Discussion Paper
Sustainable Lifestyles Policy and Practice: Challenges and Way Forward provides an overview of the current (2019) situation for sustainable lifestyles globally. It includes 32 case studies from around the world, showing on-going efforts to support the transition to sustainable ways of living. The key messages of the publication are: There are...
Book Chapter
In Sustainable Waste Management Challenges in Developing Countries
Author:
Myanmar, the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, has been facing considerable challenges with the management of solid waste in the recent past because of increasing income and consumption patterns, urban growth, and lack of effective waste management policies, treatment, and disposal methods. Waste management is also a crosscutting issue...
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”...
Presentation
HLPF2019 IGESSide Event “From Science to Implementation: Strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) to Integrate Climate Change, Resilience, and the SDGs” on 11thJuly 2019, UNHQ, NY
HLPF2019 IGESSide Event “From Science to Implementation: Strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) to Integrate Climate Change, Resilience, and the SDGs” on 11thJuly 2019, UNHQ, NY
Commissioned Report
Author:
環境省
2018年4月に閣議決定された第5次環境基本計画において、「地域循環共生圏」の概念が提唱されました。「地域循環共生圏」とは、各地域が美しい自然景観等の地域資源を最大限活用しながら自立・分散型の社会を形成しつつ、それぞれの地域の特性に応じて、他地域と資源を補完し支え合うことにより、地域の活力が最大限に発揮されることを目指す考え方です。本事例集では、他の国や国際社会に参考となるような地域循環共生圏に関する日本の16の先進的取組を紹介することで、世界の各地で地域循環共生圏を創造する取組を後押しすることを目的としています。 本書のダウンロードはこちら(PDF) https://www.env.go.jp/policy/chiikijunkan/pdf/jirei_jp.pdf
Commissioned Report
Author:
Ministry of the Environment Japan
The Japanese government has proposed a vision called "Circulating and Ecological Economy" in the Fifth Basic Environment Plan approved by the Cabinet in April 2018. The Circulating and Ecological Economy is an idea that aims to develop self-reliant and decentralized societies by leveraging regional resources, including natural environments and...