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Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Ecology and Conservation
Owing to the huge number of species observations that can be collected by non-professional scientists, “citizen science” has great potential to contribute to scientific knowledge on invasive alien species (IAS). Citizen science has existed for centuries, but the recent adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) in this field (e.g....
Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Author:
Lin
Gao
Xiaofei
Wang
Qingiu
Tian
Yu
Wang
Jochem
Verrelst
Xihan
Mu
Xingfa
Gu
Green fractional vegetation cover (fc) is an important phenotypic factor in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and ecology. Spatially explicit monitoring of fc via relative vegetation abundance (RA) algorithms, especially those based on scaled maximum/minimum vegetation index (VI) values, has been widely investigated in remote sensing research....
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
In Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 5: Understanding the Multiple Values associated with Sustainable Use in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)
Author:
Suneetha
M. Subramanian
Evonne
Yiu
In this volume, we seek to contribute to the understanding of how different kinds of values, which have been called “multiple values of nature” (we will use the initialism “MVN” for the purposes of this volume), are provided and maintained through sustainable use of biodiversity in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS). The...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Science and Policy
Author:
Luca
Coscieme
Håkon
da Silva Hyldmo
Álvaro
Fernández-Llamazares
Ignacio
Palomo
Tuyeni
H. Mwampamba
Odirilwe
Selomane
Nadia
Sitas
Pedro
Jaureguiberry
Michelle
Lim
Maria
P. Barral
Juliana
S. Farinaci
Julio
Diaz-José
Sonali
Ghosh
Joyce
Ojino
Amani
Alassaf
Bernard
N. Baatuuwie
Lenke
Balint
Zeenatul
Basher
Fanny
Boeraeve
Sugeng
Budiharta
Ruishan
Chen
Maylis
Desrousseaux
Gregory
Dowo
Catherine
Febria
Houda
Ghazi
Zuzana
V. Harmáčková
Rodolfo
Jaffe
Mphatso
M. Kalemba
Cosmas
K. Lambini
Felicia
P.S. Lasmana
Assem
A.A. Mohamed
Aidin
Niamir
Patricio
Pliscoff
Rahat
Sabyrbekov
Uttam
B. Shrestha
Aibek
Samakov
Anna
A. Sidorovich
Laura
Thompson
Mireia
Valle
Despite increasing scientific understanding of the global environmental crisis, we struggle to adopt the policies science suggests would be effective. One of the reasons for that is the lack of inclusive engagement and dialogue among a wide range of different actors. Furthermore, there is a lack of consideration of differences between languages,...
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...
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 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...
Presentation
Seminar “PSP NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN SARAWAK”
Japan is still the largest market for timber from Sarawak. Thus, it is important to understand the latest trends of the policy and initiative for timber legality and sustainability. Japan issued the Act on Promotion of Use and Distribution of Legally-harvested Wood and Wood Products (Clean Wood Act) in 2016. The objective of this new act is to...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Forest Policy and Economics
Author:
Makoto
Ehara
Yoko
Asada
Yutaro
Shogaki
Masato
Yano
Kimihiko
Hyakumura
This article examines the REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms at the project level including their motivation and rationale for the engagement and explores the challenges and opportunities in relation to their participation. We analyzed 148 responses to a survey questionnaire mailed to participants across Japan and the...
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