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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
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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...
Training or Learning Material
Author:
Vibhas
Sukhwani
Hikaru
Takasawa
Atsushi
Ishibashi
Rajib
Shaw
Wanglin
Yan
Urban and rural areas both depend on a shared stock of natural resources. However, their development planning is mostly focused within their established boundaries. This report is an effort to bring together innovative methods of integrating urban and rural stakeholders to manage shared natural resources. The report looks at seven different case...
Briefing Note
Author:
Tsutomu
Ichikawa
Karen G.
Villholth
Payments for ecosystem services (PES) is a market-based mechanism aimed at sustaining the flow of such services. Through a PES scheme, beneficiaries or users of the ecosystem service(s) compensate the provider or manager of those services, directly or indirectly. The provider and beneficiaries agree on the terms and conditions of the PES and...
Conference Paper
Stockholm World Water Week 2018 Session on "Groundwater-based natural infrastructure solutions: The missing link to resilience?"
Kumamoto is a rare case of fully functional PES for over 13 years; Willingness between buyers and sellers is one of the basic conditions for establishing PES. However, willingness are always not sufficient condition for groundwater recharge, which are difficult to quantify and verify; Role of intermediary institutions such as local agriculture...
Policy Report
Author:
Hugues
Chenet
Klaus
Hagedorn
Michael
Hayne
Takako
Wakiyama
This report compares the energy and technology exposure of the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX) stock market index with the 2°C roadmap of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The analysis is based on a translation of this climate scenario into “2°C benchmarks” for investment portfolios, focusing on a 5-year window: 2016-2021. Such a 2°C benchmark...
Briefing Note
The first G20 Summit meeting in China was held in Hangzhou on 4 and 5 September, 2016. This IGES Briefing Note considers the implications of the meeting for climate change, green finance and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the overall context of holding the meeting in China for the first time. From a sustainability perspective, the...
Discussion Paper
The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has identified green economy as one of the important tools for achieving sustainable development, which can provide a significant opportunity to the shift to a new global economic paradigm. Mobilising investments at the economy-wide level towards green sectors and to the greening of...
Conference Paper
23rd International Input-Output Conference, 22-26 June 2015, Mexico City
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The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has identified green economy as one of the important tools for achieving sustainable development, which can provide a significant opportunity to the shift to a new global economic paradigm. Mobilising investments at the economy-wide level towards green sectors and to the greening of...