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Book Chapter
In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making

This chapter discusses the social and economic impacts of biofuels in East Asia by analyzing four country case studies. Three case study countries are large Asian rapidly developing countries which were expected to be large consumers and producers of biofuels at the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s: Indonesia, India, and China. All...

Commissioned Report

This is a final report on the project for promoting Asian regional collaboration on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), under a lump-sum contract with Ministry of the Environment, Japan in FY 2017. The project consists of three components: i) Study on policy and implementation of country EIA system in seven Asian countries, namely, Cambodia...

Commissioned Report


Commissioned Report


International Sustainable Transitions Conference IST 2016 Wuppertal, Germany

It’s difficult to assess social impact of transition research (especially in the short term).
This paper develops an assessment framework which classifies the different stages or process of impact generation and proposes intermediate process-based indicators drawing on this framework.
We hope this will be practically useful to help organizations...

Conference Paper
International Sustainable Transitions Conference IST 2016

The question of how to assess the societal impact of transition research conducted by specific research organizations is a very important but difficult challenge, especially in short planning periods of 1 or even 2 to 5 years used by most organizations. This is because social systems are very complex, and changes in them are caused by many complex...

Conference Paper
Annual meeting on society of environmental impact assessment

While many Asian countries have introduced EIA systems, there is still room to improve the systems and to strengthen. Ministry of the Environment in Japan hold Ministry of the Environment in Japan hold Ministry of the Environment in Japan hold Ministry of the Environment in Japan hold Ministry of the Environment in Japan hold "Asia EIA Conference...

Peer-reviewed Article
In palawija

Various forms of sustainable agriculture have been promoted in the Asia and Pacific region, with organic agriculture constituting the single most important form. There is a commonality in the way sustainable agriculture has been defined, but often these definitions miss nuances such as its relation to climate change. Several sustainable agriculture...


Most of the East and Southeast Asian countries are about finalizing establishment of basic EIA system. However, they still need to strengthen its implementation and further establishment of EIA related policies and guidelines.
Existing activities on strengthening EIA by ADB, IFC, JICA, UNDP, USAID, USEPA, WB, and others in Asia
IGES study...

Discussion Paper
Working paper prepared for the Asia EIA Conference 2016 in Nagoya, Japan

This report was prepared for the Asia EIA Conference 2016 organised on 10 May by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). The conference was held under the theme of enhancing EIA as a sustainable development planning tool in Asia in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and in cooperation with the US Environmental Protection...

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