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Book Chapter
In Resilient Policies in Asian Cities: Adaptation to Climate Change and Natural Disasters
Enhancing capacity for building resilient cities is a growing concern among policy makers and international communities to minimize the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015–2030) called for urgent need in building resilient...
Data or Tool
IGES's GHG emissions database aims to compile the latest information on GHG and CO2 emissions, as reported annually by UNFCCC Annex I countries. The data covers the period from from 1990 up to two years before the submission date of the reports. This database also provides information on target compliance, in order to compare historical emission...
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Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Monitoringand Assessment
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Ridhika
Aggarwal
Ali
Kharrazi
Tonni
Agustiono Kurniawan
It is more than 4 years since the 2030 agenda for sustainable development was adopted by the United Nations and its member states in September 2015. Several efforts are being made by member countries to contribute towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The progress which had been made over time in achieving SDGs can be...
Briefing Note
.sup{font-size: 75.5%; vertical-align: top; position: relative; top: -0.1em;} .briefing-note h2{color:#70ad47;} In August 2019, the IPCC[1] Special Report on Climate Change and Land[2] (SRCCL), which synthesises the latest available scientific knowledge on the relationship between climate change and land use, was released. When we think about land...
Book Chapter
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Stanley Anak
Suab
P
Yunus Ali
Prashant K
Srivastava
Manish
Ramaiah
Churchill Anak
Juan
The scope of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as “drone technology,” is increasing, with various applications in the field of remote sensing and environment. UAVs not only provide high-resolution, real-time data but also have different applications for end users. They have become an essential tool for land surveyors because traditional...
Peer-reviewed Article
In sustainability
Author:
Andante
Hadi Pandyaswargo
Michael
Knaus
Hiroshi
Onoda
Faezeh
Mahichi
Yanghui
Guo
Due to its ability to recover both material and energy from organic waste, biogas technology is considered one of the best technology for treating organic waste. While in many emerging Asian countries more than 50% of municipal waste is organic waste, the amount of organic waste treated with biogas technology remains very limited. This study...
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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Energy Strategy Reviews
This paper explores Japan's energy and emissions-related choices up to 2050 using the Japan 2050 Low Carbon Navigator (Low Carbon Navigator), an energy and emissions scenario simulation tool based on the 2050 Pathways Calculator model. Using illustrative examples and scenarios, the paper demonstrates some unique features of the Low Carbon Navigator...
Briefing Note
2019年8月、気候変動と人間の土地利用の関係について、これまでの科学的知見をまとめたIPCC[1] 特別報告書「気候変動と土地(Climate Change and Land)[2]」(以下、報告書)が公表された。土地利用というと、私たちの日々の暮らしとはかけ離れた話に聞こえるが、食料や水、木材、繊維、鉱物など様々な資源は、その場所に生息する動植物や土壌、地下資源を含め、「土地」に由来しており、人間の生存に密接に関係している。もしかすると、英語の「land」を「土地」と訳すよりは、「大地」と訳した方が日本語の感覚には合うかもしれない。私たちの暮らしは「大地の恵み」によって成り立っており、私たちは人間の生活に役立つように自然を開発し土地を利用してきた。報告書は、人間による大規模な自然の改変は...
Book Chapter
In Sustainable Waste Management Challenges in Developing Countries
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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...