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Peer-reviewed Article
In 環境科学会誌
Author:
Minami
Sakamoto
Akio
Onishi
Although greenery in urban areas has many functions, such as mitigation of the urban heat island effect, and reduction of rainfall-induced surface runoff, it is difficult to secure the space required to plant trees in cities, which are crowded with buildings. Therefore, rooftop greening has attracted attention and many cities are adopting and...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association
Author:
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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology (BUILT)
The term of “Appropriate Technology (AT)”, introduced by Schumacher which refers to all kind of technologies including environmental technology, has been since developed into a global discourse on technology advancement and its impacts of implementation on human civilisation as seen from various perspectives. The technology could also relate to the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Author:
M.A. Baqui
Khalily
Akio
Onishi
Microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Bangladesh provide a variety of financial services to poor households that can help them cope with natural disasters (e.g. floods) and adapt to environmental changes (e.g. increasing soil salinity). However, due to the limited geographic range in which MFI branches can provide their services, households located...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Waste Management
Author:
Albert
Altarejos Magalang
Eligio
T. Ildefonso
Maria
Delia Cristina M. Valdez
Liz
C. Silva
Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is considered one of the serious environmental issues in the Philippines, with corresponding linkages to the climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, methane (CH4) linked with indiscriminate dumping of municipal solid waste has received the much attention with regard to public health...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Case Studies on Transport Policy
A large proportion of Asia’s urban population is served by informal modes of transport known as paratransit. Many of the vehicles in this informal sector contribute to rising air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Energy-efficient technologies could make paratransit environmentally sustainable. However, the purchase and use of clean...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Environmental Research
Article 5 of the Paris Agreement specifies implementation of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) through results-based payments. Currently, however, REDD+ resultsbased financing is insufficient for incentivizing full implementation of REDD+ by developing countries. In this article, we examine how a new bilateral...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Procedia Engineering
Author:
Andreas
Jaeger
Nandakumar
Janardhanan
Muchamad
Muchtar
Ashish
Verma
Soumya
Chaturvedula
Nikhil
Kolsepatil
Sonali
Malik
Sunandan
Tiwari
The Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015 by the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) marked a milestone in that many developing countries submitted their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) could serve as one foundation...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainable Cities and Society
Author:
Damasa B.
Magcale-Macandog
Milben A.
Bragais
Paula B
Macandog
Literature suggests a significant potential for synergies among climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCA & M) policies, especially in urban areas. However, the understanding of how best to integrate CCA &M is limited despite the fact that there is an increasing interest, particularly in Southeast Asian countries, in achieving the integration...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Land
Author:
Kotaro
Iizuka
Akio
Onishi
Damasa B.
Magcale-Macandog
Milben
Bragais
This study uses a spatially-explicit land-use/land-cover (LULC) modeling approach to model and map the future (2016–2030) LULC of the area surrounding the Laguna de Bay of Philippines under three different scenarios: ‘business-as-usual’, ‘compact development’, and ‘high sprawl’ scenarios. The Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and...