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In 内側から見た中国最新環境事情 第57回/December 2019 Global Net Series
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...
Briefing Note
*/ ポイント 1.5℃目標を念頭にした2050年ネットゼロ排出が野心度を測る一つのベンチマークとなった。 59カ国が2020年末までにNDC引き上げを行うと表明し、11カ国が既に国内プロセスを開始しているとされる。また、66カ国・地域、10の州、102の都市、87の企業、そして12投資機関が2050年までにネットゼロ排出を達成、あるいはそれに向けた動きを加速すると表明 1 。 島嶼国、後発発展途上国および欧州諸国が排出削減目標の引き上げに向けた動きをけん引しているが、排出量上位国が含まれていない。今後一年間でさらに多くの国が引き上げを実施することが切望される。 世界の排出量の15%以上を占める国、地域、都市が2050年ネットゼロ排出を表明。企業・投資家の動きと合わせて、今後...
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...
Submission to Policy Process
This submission proposes elements related to common tabular formats (CTFs) for the electronic reporting of the information necessary to track progress made in implementing and achieving nationally determined contributions under Article 4 of the Paris Agreement. Summary of the submission: An additional instruction can be helpful for countries to...
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...