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Book Chapter
In Global Environmental Outlook for Youth: Asia-Pacific
Author:
Aruna
Dias
Neil
Lopez
Jiyoon
Song
Yuta
Uchiyama
This Chapter highlights selected resilience and sustainability measures that can be implemented in cities and towns now to ensure that our communities, as well as future generations, will be able to deal with the difficult challenges our region faces. Sections 4.2 and 4.3 deal with building resilience of cities and towns to climate-related...
Discussion Paper
Ecosystem-based (EB) approaches have been strongly promoted in various international environmental and development processes. As a result, they are gaining increasing attention among development practitioners, policymakers and researchers. A review of G20 national adaptation plans and related strategies revealed that member countries have...
Book Chapter
In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability
Food production and productivity improvements have contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty and reduced hunger and malnutrition, but are associated with patterns of land intensification that have degraded agricultural land and caused great environmental harm. Underlying drivers affecting land conversion to and from agriculture...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
グリーン・パワー
パーム油は、西アフリカ原産のアブラヤシの実を搾った油脂から作られる。日本で消費される植物油のうち菜種油についで2番目に多く消費され、国民一人当たり年に4~5リットル消費している(WWF 2015)。食用油、マーガリン・ショートニング、スナック菓子、化粧品、洗剤など幅広い用途に使用されている。また、ここ数年ではアブラヤシの種子からパーム核油を取り出した後の残ざん渣さであるパーム核殻が輸入され、国内のバイオマス発電で使用されるようになっている(滝沢 2015等)。よって、パーム油はその生産過程で生じる副産物も含めて、私たちにとって非常に身近な存在といえる。しかし、日本ではパーム油を使用する商品の原材料名には「植物油脂」と記載されるので、普段パーム油を消費しているという実感をもつのが難しく...
Book Chapter
In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability
Key messages - Inherent complexity in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a barrier to their application to land management. A better conceptual understanding can guide governments and other actors in the Asia-Pacific region to develop a coherent view of how the SDGs apply to land. - Reorganisation of the SDGs and their targets related to...
Book Chapter
In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability
Key messages -If current processes impacting land continue, the region risks transgressing the boundaries of a “safe operating space”. -A vision of sustainable landscapes can guide policymaking and administration from regional to local levels towards more effective cross-boundary management of interdependent ecosystems. -Priorities for sustainable...
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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Transitions on Science and Technology
Author:
Malcom Demies
Alexander K. Sayok
Gabriel T. Noweg
The Anap Muput Forest Management Unit (AMFMU) located in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia is a production forest. It have undergone at least one or two cycle of selective logging where valuable timber species are depleting. Therefore the structure, composition and productivity of the re growth forests are quite different from the virgin stands. Measuring...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Nature Communications
Author:
Ronald C
Estoque
Makoto
Ooba
Valerio
Avitabile
Yasuaki
Hijioka
Takuya
Togawa
Yuji
Murayama
While Southeast Asia’s forests play important roles in biodiversity conservation and global carbon (C) balance, the region is also a deforestation hotspot. Here, we consider the five shared socioeconomic pathways (SSPs) to portray a range of plausible futures for the region’s forests, employing a state-of-the-art land change modelling procedure and...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Applied Water Science
Author:
Chitresh
Saraswat
Ram
Avtar
Prashant
Bhalani
Achieving water security and availability for all is among the principle agenda of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve the goal of water security, particularly in rapidly expanding cities, identification of safe and sustainable water resources is an absolute necessity. The paper conducts an exploratory investigation in the...