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Author:
Alexandra
Ralevski
Anke
Fischer
Jeanette
Lim
Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – provides a virtually infinite source of inspiration for technological innovation. Thousands of designs and strategies from thousands of unique species and ecosystems are being uncovered and mimicked for applications as diverse as surgery and space exploration. At the same time, however, unique species...
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The Asia-Pacific region faces a fundamental dilemma. Over recent decades the region has achieved tremendous economic growth that has lifted millions of its people out of poverty and raised living standards, but in many places the way land is being used to generate this growth is unsustainable. Land has been exploited – growing economies regardless...
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T20 Japan Task Force 3: Climate Change and Environment
This policy brief suggests six priorities for developed and emerging economies represented by G20 countries to mainstream circular economy and society globally, as follows: 1) need to capture the momentum raised by public attention on marine plastic pollution; 2) raise the level of ambition of Extended Producer Responsibility; 3) provide policy...
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T-20 Climate Change and Environment
Scientific evidence suggests that cumulative GHG emissions have already caused climate change, which tolled victims all over the world but quite often charged disproportionally high costs to poor segment of the world, and substantial mitigation actions are needed to avoid irreversible catastrophic change in ecosystems that underpin very human...
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Author:
Masago
Yoshifumi
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Shokhrukh-Mirzo
Jalilov
Mohamed
Kefi
Misato
Dilley
Kensuke
Fukushi
Worldwide, scarce freshwater resources are increasingly being used to satisfy the demands of a rapidly increasing population and a growing global economy. One-third of the world’s river basins have reached their capacity for exploitation, and half of the global population is directly affected by water scarcity. Furthermore, the increasing rate of...
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Author:
Robert
Steele
Emma
Marsden
Charina
Cabrido
The SDGs have led to a proliferation of new tools and methods that can strengthen the integration of the environment into development plans. There is, however, limited information about which tools are best suited to integration at different stages of the policy making process. This tool compendium presents an inventory of tools, methods, and...
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In this volume, we seek to highlight how the sustainable use of biodiversity as practiced in well-managed SEPLS can contribute to effective area-based conservation of biodiversity. The concept of SEPLS includes the idea that integrated and holistic management approaches can have mutual benefits for biodiversity and livelihoods, sustainably...
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本ポリシー・ブリーフでは、2017年以降に急激に変化している廃プラスチックの国際的なマテリアルリサイクルルートの動向や課題を整理し、今後想定される展開について考察を行うとともに、安定的な廃プラスチックのマテリアルリサイクル確保に向けた政策提言を行う。本ポリシー・ブリーフは、貿易統計データを基に、日本国内の廃プラスチック輸出業者、産業廃棄物処理業者、リサイクル業者等へのヒアリングを通じて作成を行った。
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This policy brief surveys the trends and issues related to international material recycling routes for plastic scrap exported from Japan that have been rapidly changing since 2017, considers potential future developments, and proposes policy recommendations for securing a stable and environmentally sound material recycling process for plastic scrap...
Book
Author:
Johan
Rockström
Mattias
Klum
本書は,サスティナビリティやレジリエンスの研究で世界的に著名なヨハン・ロックストローム氏と写真家のマティアス・クルム氏が2015 年に出版したBig World Small Planet: Abundance within Planetary Boundaries(Bokforlaget Max Strom)の翻訳である.人間活動の加速的拡大が地球システムそのものを脅かしている現状について,科学的知見に基づいて警鐘を鳴らすとともに,地球システムが許容するプラネタリー・バウンダリー(地球の限界)の範囲内で,科学技術の発展や持続可能な社会への転換を促し,貧困の緩和と経済成長を追求する新たな発展パラダイムを提唱している.