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The purpose of this paper is to understand the current situation of local dwellers in protected areas, by revealing the reality of biodiversity conservation management in those areas, and to examine the tangled relationships between nature and human-kind. In order to protect precious biodiversity on earth, discussions on this topic are carried out...
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Climate Change and the Credibility of International Commitments: What is Necessary for the U.S. to Deliver on Such Commitments?

In International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
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In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Since the 1970s, Asia has been engaged in a process of rapid economic growth through industrialization, with urban populations growing rapidly. This is causing a variety of environmental problems in the region: air pollution due to increasing vehicle traffic, shortage of clean water supply, pollution of urban rivers, and an increasing volume of...
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In IRES Vol.5 No.2
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Gordon McGranahan
This article focuses on the importance of scale to understanding urban environmental burdens and sustainability. It examines urban environmental burdens at three different scales: (1) within urban areas, where the central concern is how the quality of urban environments affects the lives of the people who live in them; (2) within urban regions,...
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In IRES Vol.5 No.2
This paper presents an overview of the linkages between population growth, urbanization, economic development, and environmental issues in Asian cities. Focusing on the areas of transport planning and air pollution, solid waste management, and water supply and sanitation, it looks at the major environmental issues faced by cities in the region, at...
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In IRES Vol.5 No.2
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Peter Newman
Sustainability assessment is growing as a new way to integrate environmental matters with economic and social considerations. The emerging techniques and processes are examined in terms of their application to cities on three levels: projects, plans, and buildings. The global context is used to examine the development of sustainability assessment...
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In IRES Vol.5 No.2
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Lee Schipper
Asian cities have witnessed rapid urbanization and an unprecedented rate of motorization in the last decade. Because of this, negative externalities of urban transport such as congestion and environmental impacts have become serious concerns. A number of past studies in this field have shown that health risks are high in key Asian cities,...
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In IRES Vol.5 No.2
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Absar Kazmi
Hiroaki Furumai
The aim of this paper is to introduce the concept of sustainable urban wastewater management in the Asian context. Sewerage systems are key facilities to support public health and sound development in urban areas. They exist in most of the rapidly developing cities of Asia; however, a range of practical, financial, political, and environmental...