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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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Author:
Lin
Gao
Xiaofei
Wang
Qingiu
Tian
Yu
Wang
Jochem
Verrelst
Xihan
Mu
Xingfa
Gu
Green fractional vegetation cover (fc) is an important phenotypic factor in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and ecology. Spatially explicit monitoring of fc via relative vegetation abundance (RA) algorithms, especially those based on scaled maximum/minimum vegetation index (VI) values, has been widely investigated in remote sensing research...
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。
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...
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...
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...
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 Remote Sensing
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Dongmei
Chen
With the advent of high-spatial resolution (HSR) satellite imagery, urban land use/land cover (LULC) mapping has become one of the most popular applications in remote sensing. Due to the importance of context information (e.g., size/shape/texture) for classifying urban LULC features, Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) techniques are...