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Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Monitoringand Assessment
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
*/ 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 use, the concept sounds somewhat distant from our day-to-day lives; however, various resources, including...
Book Chapter

Application of UAVs in plantation health and area management in Malaysia

Stanley Anak
Yunus Ali
Prashant K
Churchill Anak
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...
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...
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...
Data or Tool
IGES Biennial Update Report (BUR) Database provides key information reported in biennial update reports (BURs) submitted by Non-Annex I Countries to the UNFCCC. According to UNFCCC COP decision 2/CP.17, non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR by December...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Local climate zone (LCZ) maps are increasingly being used to help understand and model the urban microclimate, but traditional land use/land cover map (LULC) accuracy assessment approaches do not convey the accuracy at which LCZ maps depict the local thermal environment. 17 types of LCZs exist, each having unique physical characteristics that...
Data or Tool
IGES's CDM Programme of Activities (PoA) Database aims at providing comprehensive and organised information on PoAs in an easy-to-understand way. It also compiles information on Component Project Activities (CPAs). The database allows users to search for specific data on each project in the pipeline more easily and enables them to use relevant...