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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...
Commissioned Report
平成27年11月、日本では「気候変動の影響への適応計画」が閣議決定された。開発途上国の適応計画を支援することは日本の適応計画の戦略の一つとして盛り込まれており、科学的知見に基づいた有効な計画策定の支援を行うこととしている。本年度の事業においては、「平成27年度適応イニシアティブ推進のための地域横断的人材育成等に向けた調査・検討業務」および「平成28 年度および平成29年度アジア太平洋地域における気候変動適応分野の知見共有、人材育成支援業務」を通じて構築した気候変動影響評価の手法のアップスケールや、適応の政策や事業化に貢献するツール開発や能力向上を目的とした人材育成、知見共有等を行うことを目的とし、さらに、我が国が国連気候変動枠組条約第22 回締約国会議(UNFCCC COP22...
Issue Brief
GM Tarekul
Pham Thi Mai
The Asia-Pacific region is facing the challenges of securing water, energy and food. These challenges are intensifying due to economic growth and transformation, population growth, unsustainable land and resource use, changing lifestyles and climate change. As they are interconnected, to avoid major trade-offs these challenges need to be addressed...
Policy Report
アジアの国々は、居住環境の悪化、利用可能な水の減少および水の生態系サービスの損失につながる、深刻な水質汚濁問題に直面し続けている。これらの状況を考慮し、ガバナンスの観点から水質汚濁問題を解決することを目的とし、第3 回世界水フォーラムの場で日本国環境省によりアジア水環境パートナーシップ(WEPA)が提案された。WEPAでは2004年から、アジア13カ国のパートナー国(カンボジア、中国、インドネシア、日本、韓国、ラオス、マレーシア、ミャンマー、ネパール、フィリピン、スリランカ、タイ、ベトナム)の協力のもと、水環境問題問題を解決するために、関係者の能力向上及び解決策の情報・知識共有を行ってきた。 アジア地域の水質に関する問題を解決するためには...
Policy Report
The Asia-Pacific region has problems related to both sanitation and wastewater management, having a large proportion of its population without access to basic sanitation, and pollution worsening in the rivers, lakes and coastal waters of a great majority of countries, which is particularly threatening the sustainable and healthy development of...
Policy Report
This report is the fourth edition of the series “WEPA Outlook on Water Environmental Management”, which consists of two main chapters: Chapter 1 -“Outlook on Water Environmental Management in WEPA Countries” and Chapter 2 - “Country Profiles of Water Environmental Management in WEPA Countries”. The first chapter presents the results of analysis on...
The Tonle Sap Lake located in Cambodia is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is the seventh largest lake in the world in terms of size in the wet season. It provides habitats for hundreds different kind of fish, reptile, bird and mammal species. Moreover, it supports one of the most productive freshwater fisheries in the world, with...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environment and Natural Resources Research
This paper analyses roles of integrated approach to establish a regional mechanism for sustainable hydropower development in the Mekong River Basin. Based on a critical review of the current trend of hydropower development, it argued that existing approach of uncoordinated Mekong mainstream hydropower development cannot ensure sustainable...
Commissioned Report
WEPA Action Programme in Vietnam
With a total population of more than 90 million, Vietnam is sustained by an economy that has grown at remarkable average 7.5 percent annually for 1992 - 2007 and 5.8 percent annually in 2008 - 2014. The agriculture sector accounts for 25 percent of GDP (2014), where livestock sub-sector's contribution to agriculture sector output is expected to...
Issue Brief
Water is one of the enablers for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement goals, especially on adaption. However, global water resources are under increasing pressure due to the growing gap between water supply and demand, wasteful use of water, anthropogenic water pollution, lack of integration in sectoral...
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