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Discussion Paper
Author:
Ranjith Perera
Urban land use observably induces and generates traffic particularly where segregation among categories of land uses are distinct. Zoning in land use that distinguishes residential and commercial zones would create the needs of motorized transport due to journey to works and other purposes, provided that the proximity between residential and...
PR, Newsletter or Other
Groundwater has been overexploited in some Asian cities, causing significant problems such as land subsidence. The resource is also under the threat of aquifer contamination. The SWMP project formulated 14 recommendations, beased on teh SWMP study aiming to achieve sustainable groundwater management in the Asian cities. The recommendations...
PR, Newsletter or Other
In consideration of the importance of a platform for sharing knowledge and information on water environment management in Asia, the Water Envrionment Partnership in Asia (WEPA) - a partnership of 11 Asian countries - developed a database. The formation of the WEPA initiative was first proposed by the Ministry of the Environment Japan at the 3rd...
Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the International Workshop on "Business and the Environment" 2005 on 22 November, 2005. In Japanese. IGES関西研究センターは、財団法人兵庫県環境クリエイトセンターとともに、日本におけるドイツ年事業の一環として、2005年11月22日に、2005年度「産業と環境」国際ワークショップをJICA兵庫国際センター(神戸市内)で開催した。 今回のワークショップでは、ドイツからのゲストスピーカー2名、日本から研究者3名による、合計5つの発表が行われた。また、総括セッションでは、日独の循環ビジネスにおける現状と今後のあり方について活発な議論が展開された。 ドイツ側の報告では...
PR, Newsletter or Other
At the IGES, we have been announcing the top news on the environment in the Asia-Pacific region every year since 1998. This has been with the aim of collecting and organising information about environmental issues and policy trends in the region, and to report on how the region addresses environmental problems and how it works to create a...
Policy Brief
Many Asian cities have greatly relied on groundwater in the course of their development. Large populations and concentrations of industrial activity in urban areas intensified the stress on groundwater. Such stress has resulted in environmental problems, such as the drawdown of water tables, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion, which interfered...
Conference Proceeding
Editor:
Hermann E. Ott
Karin Holl
"Climate Policy 2005 and Beyond: Japanese-German Impulses" was held on 1 November 2005 in Tokyo as part of the events taking place during the Germany year in Japan 2005/2006. This conference, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) was co-organised by the Wuppertal Insititute for...