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Industry, in the context of this chapter, is mostly confined to the strict definition of the word: -“economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories”. Industry has a major impact on nature and its biodi- versity in Asia and the Pacific, as it does elsewhere in the world. Industry impacts...
Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:
Devesh
Sharma
G.M. Tarekul
Islam
Rabin
Malla
The Ganges basin provides essential water for drinking, irrigation, industrial use and power generation. Global climate change will affect the water availability in the basin and inevitably intensify the competition for water among major users, particularly from thermal power generation. Knowledge on the spatial distribution of water supply-demand...
Policy Brief
Author:
Alexandra
Ralevski
Anke
Fischer
Jeanette
Lim
Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – provides a virtually infinite source of inspiration for technological innovation. Thousands of designs and strategies from thousands of unique species and ecosystems are being uncovered and mimicked for applications as diverse as surgery and space exploration. At the same time, however, unique species...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 日経コンストラクション
グリーンインフラに通じる考え方で、生態系を活用した防災・減災を表すEco­DRR (Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reductionの略称)が国際的に注目を集めている。これは、生態系の管理、保全や再生により災害リスクを低減するとともに、人々が日ごろから享受している様々な自然の恵みを守っていこうとするものだ。日本から海外への政府開発援助(ODA)の実施を一元的に担うJICAでは、Eco-DRRを自然環境分野の4つの戦略課題の1つとして、これまでにも関連する取り組みを実施してきた。こうした背景から、海外におけるEco-DRRの社会実装推進にJICAが果たす役割が期待されている。8月30日にグリーンインフラ研究会が開催したセミナーでは、Eco...
Commissioned Report
Author:
Satoshi
Kofuku
Hiroshi
Nishi
Kokoro
Kikuchi
Tomoyasu
Shirako
Hiroshi
Oka
Takaaki
Nishi
Tubasa
Nakajima
The report is about the commission work that we conducted related to mainstreaming biodiversity in Japan including discussion of draft guideline for Japanese companies on business and biodiversity, valuation of positive business activities on biodiversity and international trend on business and biodiversity. It includes updated information of...