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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...
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 Environmental Science & Policy
Forest conservation is a key component of multilateral environmental agreements related to biodiversity conservation (Convention on Biological Diversity; CBD)) and climate change (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; UNFCCC), and ambitious national commitments are essential to the implementation of these agreements. To understand the...
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Commissioned Report
平成27 年11 月、日本では「気候変動の影響への適応計画」が閣議決定された。開発途上国の適応計画を支援することは日本の適応計画の戦略の一つとして盛り込まれており、科学的知見に基づいた有効な計画策定の支援を行うこととしている。本業務では、「平成27 年度適応イニシアティブ推進のための地域横断的人材育成等に向けた調査・検討業務」および「平成28 年度アジア太平洋地域における気候変動適応分野の知見共有、人材育成支援業務」を受けて、途上国側政府及び研究機関等との協働が可能となるよう、またアジア太平洋地域の適応に関する能力向上のための人材育成、知見共有等を行うことを目的とし、(1)特定地区における緩和と適応の双方を取り扱うパイロットプログラムに関する業務、(2)適応計画...
Briefing Note
国連気候変動枠組条約(UNFCCC)第 23 回締約国会議(COP23)におけるREDD+に関する国際交渉について報告・分析するとともに、サイドイベント情報として「エミッション・ギャップ・レポート」における森林関連の報告とサプライチェーンにおけるゼロ・デフォレステーションを取り上げた。要点は以下の通りである: ・COP23における「REDD+の支援の調整」に関する交渉は合意には至らず、その糸口を見出すことも困難な状況にある。 ・REDD+の準備が進む国に対する成果支払いを実施していくことに加え、REDD+の気候変動適応や生態系サービス強化機能に着目してレディネス支援も継続し、参加国を増やすことが重要である。 ・植林と森林減少防止は、コストと実現可能性の観点から...
Commissioned Report
The Project for Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration (termed as CN20 Project), which complies with the Concept Note (CN) 20 of the 21 Flagship and Priority Projects of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Environmental Research
Article 5 of the Paris Agreement specifies implementation of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) through results-based payments. Currently, however, REDD+ resultsbased financing is insufficient for incentivizing full implementation of REDD+ by developing countries. In this article, we examine how a new bilateral...
Presentation
Sustainable Development Transition Forum
This presentation derives few resilience messages based on the ongoing research in the field of natural resources management at IGES in Japan. Resilience is considered as a unifying concept for stakeholders working in the fields of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. While resilience refers to bouncing back to normalcy without...
Conference Paper
ADB Conference on Community-based Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation
Lack of economic opportunity has been identified as one of the important bottlenecks for achieving development and empowerment as a result of which several financial inclusion projects and programs have been introduced globally in the past several decades. These financial inclusion instruments range between providing cash at hand to invest in...