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Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Policy
This article argues that the environment was extensively incorporated into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with broad and ambitious targets, reflecting environmental concerns throughout the SDGs. Many environment‐related targets – including some of the most important ones – were placed under ‘non‐environmental’ goals. The SDGs also...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainable Cities and Society
Author:
Kiyo
KURISU
Keisuke
HANAKI
Climate change has been one of the central issues for long-term transformations of cities. However, environmental loads have not been effectively taken into account for future urban plans. Specifically, possible reductions of carbon emissions from cities significantly rely on technological progress and human lifestyle changes, among other factors,...
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 Sustainability
Author:
Tomio
Miwa
Morikawa
Takayuki
This paper focuses on understanding the difference between East and West Japan with respect to citizens’ subjective views on renewable energy. A comparative analysis was performed for cities in the east and west because renewable energy is a natural resource unique to each location and suitable for a distributed energy network operated under the...
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 Energy
Based on a household energy use survey, this paper explores the technical and economic potential of residential energy savings in a Chinese city, Xiamen. The survey adopted a similar questionnaire used by the U.S. EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), covering the end-uses of cooking, water heating, plug-in appliances, lighting and...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Author:
Tiantian
Feng
Ming
Xu
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, set 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets. 232 indicators were proposed as the global framework for monitoring the progress made in achieving SDGs. SDG targets and their corresponding indicators interact with each other forming an...
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 Procedia Engineering
Author:
In 2011, the newly elected Seoul Mayor introduced administrative reforms that breathed new life into a series of grassroots initiatives. High-profile reforms helped strengthen the connection between Seoul’s government, environment, and citizenry and the collection of reforms spurred changes that were pivotal to reorienting Seoul development...