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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Addressing the prevailing mode of high-carbon lifestyles is crucial for the transition towards a net-zero carbon society. Existing studies fail to fully investigate the underlining factors of unsustainable lifestyles beyond individual determinants nor consider the gaps between current footprints and reduction targets. This study examines latent...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology (BUILT)
The term of “Appropriate Technology (AT)”, introduced by Schumacher which refers to all kind of technologies including environmental technology, has been since developed into a global discourse on technology advancement and its impacts of implementation on human civilisation as seen from various perspectives. The technology could also relate to the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Author:
Allison
Lewin
Karen
Mo
Sara
Gabai
Over the last 25 years, the global area of certified forests has grown rapidly and voluntary forest certification has become recognized as an effective tool to engage international markets in improving sustainability within forest management units. However, the bulk of this growth has occurred in North America, Northern Europe, Australia, and New...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Human Security Studies
In recent decades, economic development in Southeast Asian countries has made tremendous impacts on rural societies. People have tried to take advantage of the new opportunities brought about by such economic development, as well as the assets and capacities presented, to develop and diversify their livelihood options. Against this backdrop, this...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Industrial Ecology
Author:
Chihiro
Kayo
Sebastien
M.R.DENTE
Daisuke
Tanaka
Shinsuke
Murakami
Seiji
Hashimoto
This study quantifies the environmental impacts and impact reductions related to wood consumption in Japan from 1970 to 2013 using material flow analysis and life cycle assessment.
Peer-reviewed Article
In 廃棄物資源循環学会誌
Author:
Michikazu
Kojima
2001年に,OECD (経済開発協力機構) が拡大生産者責任 (EPR) 政策の政府向けガイダンスマニュアルを発表して以来,EPRの原則に基づいた使用済み製品の引き取り・リサイクル政策は,導入国数,政策の対象とする製品ともに拡充してきている。不適切な廃棄物管理やインフォーマルなリサイクル活動による環境負荷や社会問題に直面してきた途上国では,EPR政策の導入がある種の希望をもってみられてきた。本論文では,アジア新興国・途上国でのEPR政策の展開を紹介し,途上国でEPR政策を導入する上での課題を整理する。その上で,OECD政策ガイダンス改訂版はこれらの途上国の抱える課題にどう応えているかを論じる。最後に,途上国のリサイクル政策へのEPR適用の経験から何が学べるのかについて,論じる。
Peer-reviewed Article
In Resources
Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) was adopted as a stand-alone goal and reflected as one of the cross-cutting objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a central role to address global resource consumption and its associated environmental impacts, as well as numerous social and economic issues. With this broad...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
Author:
Desmond
Allen
Food waste remains a critical issue in Japan, especially in light of the country's low food self-sufficiency rate and shortage of available landfill sites for waste disposal. In order to evaluate options for further preventing and mitigating food waste in Japan, we analyzed food waste trends by estimating the disparity between calorie/protein...