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Technical Report
The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) is a global network to promote collective efforts for sustainability in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), and thereby to contribute to the realisation of “living in harmony with nature”. The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is a seed funding programme...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association
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Parks and other public green spaces (hereafter “urban green spaces”) provide many benefits to urban dwellers, but some residents receive few benefits due to a lack of urban green spaces nearby their home/workplace. Understanding spatial variations in urban green space accessibility is thus important for urban planning. As a case study, here we...
Briefing Note
Author:
Melissa May
F. Cardenas
The Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted at the conference held in Kumamoto City and Minamata City in October 2013. The convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions/releases of mercury and mercury compounds and stipulates appropriate management and reduction of the emissions through the entire...
Discussion Paper
This report provides diverse possibilities of the future in 2050 as the basis for discussions on future lifestyles by different stakeholders and citizens in a more participatory foresight process. Based on the outcome of a survey of future-oriented experts, this report gathers insights from experts in diverse fields on a global scale, with both...
Policy Brief
Author:
Alexandra
Ralevski
Anke
Fischer
Jeanette
Lim
Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – provides a virtually infinite source of inspiration for technological innovation. Thousands of designs and strategies from thousands of unique species and ecosystems are being uncovered and mimicked for applications as diverse as surgery and space exploration. At the same time, however, unique species...
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...
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...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In URBANET
The significance of environmentally sound waste management for achieving sustainable consumption and production as well as a pollution free planet was one of the key priorities discussed at the recently concluded United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA4) in Nairobi. Recognising the co-benefits of sustainable waste management to meet the...
Report Chapter
In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Klaus
Jacob
Pedro
Feldman
Leandra Regina
Gonçalves
James
Hollway
Sebastian
Sewerin
He
Chenmin
The importance of good policy design cannot be overstressed. Some common elements are: i. setting a long-term vision and avoiding crisis-mode policy decisions, through inclusive, participatory design processes; ii. establishing a baseline, quantified targets and milestones; iii. conducting ex ante and ex post cost–benefit or costeffectiveness...
Presentation
First Sub-Regional workshop on Preparation of status Report and Sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia
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Home to roughly 1.8 billion people, South Asia generates approximately 334 million tonnes of waste per year of which 174 million tonnes (57%) is organic in content. In addition to the increase in municipal solid waste, managing complex and emerging waste streams, including e-waste, food waste, construction and demolition waste, disaster waste,...