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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...
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...
Fact Sheet
Author:
Milben A.
Bragais
Donald
Luna
Akio
Onishi
Damasa B.
Magcale-Macandog
This 1-pager shows the potential impacts of land-use change on flooding in the Los Baños subwatershed of The Philippines. The built-up area of the subwatershed is projected to increase by ~65% (based on participatory mapping exercises conducted with local government staff members), which is estimated to result in a ~6% increase in the flood...
Fact Sheet
Author:
Milben A.
Bragais
Donald
Luna
Akio
Onishi
Damasa B.
Magcale-Macandog
This 1-pager shows the potential impacts of land-use change on flooding in the Pila-Victoria subwatershed of The Philippines. The built-up area of the subwatershed is projected to increase by ~88% (based on participatory mapping exercises conducted with local government staff members), which is estimated to result in a ~5% increase in the flood...
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...
Policy Report
Author:
Ruth
GUZMAN
Adnan
HEZRI
Athapol
ANUNTHAVORASAKUL
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has carried out policy research on strengthening capacities for effective implementation of Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) and identifying pathways to facilitate mainstreaming of ESC with a specific focus on the roles governments can play in promoting sustainable consumption. An...
Presentation
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology (Yokohama, Japan; 13-19 July 2014)
Presentation at the World Congress of Sociology based on research in 6 Asian countries (China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand) regarding the current implementation status of ESC in each country and the facilitative roles governments can play in its enhancement.