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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 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Author:
Manish
Ramaiah
Ram
Avtar
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Just a few decades ago, Adyar River in India’s city of Chennai was an important source of water for various uses. Due to local and global changes (e.g., population growth and climate change), its ecosystem and overall water quality, including its aesthetic value, has deteriorated, and the water has become unsuitable for commercial uses. Adverse...
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...
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。
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...
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Report Chapter
Industry, in the context of this chapter, is mostly confined to the strict definition of the word: -“economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories”. Industry has a major impact on nature and its biodi- versity in Asia and the Pacific, as it does elsewhere in the world. Industry impacts...
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...
Working Paper
This working paper shows results of a questionnaire survey to analyse the following two questions: (1) What kind of challenges do companies need to overcome when using green bonds as a strategic means of funding green projects or activities under their business plan, so that they can issue green bond repeatedly? and (2) What policies and...
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