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Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Ecology and Conservation
Owing to the huge number of species observations that can be collected by non-professional scientists, “citizen science” has great potential to contribute to scientific knowledge on invasive alien species (IAS). Citizen science has existed for centuries, but the recent adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) in this field (e.g....
Policy Report
Author:
Global Reporting Initiative
UN Principles for Responsible Investment
United Nations Global Compact
~概要より~ 企業が関連するSDGsデータを投資家に提供することで、投資家が情報に基づく決定を行い、直接的な資本が実社会に正のインパクトを与える投資へと振り向けることができる。 SDGsの達成は大きなビジネス機会をもたらしうるが、逆もまた然りである。SDGsのゴールに到達しない場合、企業とその財務、ひいては投資家の財務リターンに大きな負の帰結をもたらす可能性がある。 そのため投資家は、関連の深さ、規模、期間、割合を含め、SDGsのターゲットへの貢献に企業が及ぼす(実際的および潜在的な)正・負の影響、企業のSDGsに対する追加的な貢献、そして予想とは異なる影響がもたらされる可能性について知る必要がある。このようなデータは信頼でき、高品質でステークホルダーとの対話に基づくものでなければならない...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Local climate zone (LCZ) maps are increasingly being used to help understand and model the urban microclimate, but traditional land use/land cover map (LULC) accuracy assessment approaches do not convey the accuracy at which LCZ maps depict the local thermal environment. 17 types of LCZs exist, each having unique physical characteristics that...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
グリーンボンド等のグリーンファイナンスは拡大しつつあるが、そのインパクトは明らかになっていない。一方、「グリーンウォッシュ」や「インパクトウォッシュ」への懸念を背景に、インパクトの重要性は投資家の間でも認識されつつある。インパクトの基準を標準化することは困難な面もあるが、段階的にでもインパクトが比較可能な形で可視化されることは重要である。
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Chun Sheng
Goh
Takanobu
Aikawa
Amanda
Ahl
Chihiro
Kayo
Yasunori
Kikuchi
Takaaki
Furubayashi
Toshihiko
Nakata
Yuichiro
Kanematsu
Osamu
Saito
Yoshiki
Yamagata
Bioenergy has been promoted in Japan with ambitious targets. However, the incentive schemes excluded renewable heat and overlooked synergies with local forest management, leading to the development of large-scale biomass plants that heavily rely on overseas biomass supplies. This case report discussed an alternative scenario of decentralised...
Presentation
Seminar “PSP NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN SARAWAK”
Japan is still the largest market for timber from Sarawak. Thus, it is important to understand the latest trends of the policy and initiative for timber legality and sustainability. Japan issued the Act on Promotion of Use and Distribution of Legally-harvested Wood and Wood Products (Clean Wood Act) in 2016. The objective of this new act is to...
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...
Keywords:
Data or Tool
The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...
Submission to Policy Process
Contributing Papers for the 2019 Global Assessment Report
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Paul
Pavelic
Andrew
Ross
Groundwater is a de-facto source of water during drought and emergencies. In a broader perspective, the traditional short-term strategy of using groundwater to combat water deficits during drought needs revisiting. The objective of this paper is to examine the relevance and options for developing and adopting such groundwater-based natural...