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The Japan Times Sustainability Roundtable
Author:
Ross
Rowbury
Nader
Sammouri

How blind are we to things too big to see directly? Take the environment — why should people care? Our muddled perceptions can make it grueling to find the right balance between individual well-being and conservation of nature. Falling biodiversity — the variety in the life around us, from microbes on up — has severe repercussions for human well...

Briefing Note

In 2020, IGES and others reported that the United Nations’ Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its accompanying Aichi Biodiversity Targets would be replaced by a new framework to guide biodiversity planning at the national level. This framework, known as the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF), was due to be proposed for...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Science Advances
Author:
Pedro
Jaureguiberry
Nicolas
Titeux
Martin
Wiemers
Diana
Bowler
Luca
Coscieme
Abigail
Golden
Carlos
Guerra
Ute
Jacob
Josef
Settele
Sandra
Diaz
Zsolt
Molnar
Andy
Purvis

Effective policies to halt biodiversity loss require knowing which anthropogenic drivers are the most important direct causes. Whereas previous knowledge has been limited in scope and rigor, here we statistically synthesize empirical comparisons of recent driver impacts found through a wide-ranging review. We show that land/sea use change has been...

Book Chapter
In Assessing, Mapping and Modelling of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Huang
Wanhui

This chapter contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the island socio-ecological system by a synthesis of the state and trend of, and the drivers of changes in ecosystems and their services, focusing on mangroves in Ishigaki Island. The current extent of mangroves on the Island is limited to small patches along a few river estuaries, which...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In Japan Environment Quarterly
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In 2010, the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the CBD was held in Japan (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture). With the participation of 179 parties as well as relevant international organisations and NGOs, a new strategic plan for biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets was adopted for the 2011-2020 period. The Aichi...

Policy Brief

Agricultural certification schemes are increasingly requiring concession holders to prevent deforestation when they develop plantations but do not sufficiently address forest restoration, which is necessary to prevent further biodiversity loss. This policy brief recommends, by focusing on palm oil, that agricultural certification schemes strengthen...

Issue Brief

The world's major investors, banks and other financial institutions are taking note of the upcoming 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in November 2021, and they are committing to take actions in line with the Paris Agreement on Net Zero. At the same...

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Conference Proceeding
Science-Policy Dialogue for South-East Asia and North-East Asia on the IPBES Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment

A subregional biodiversity science-policy dialogue workshop for South-East Asia and North-East Asia was held at the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Bangkok, Thailand from 21-23 October 2019. The workshop formed part of the “Capacity Building Project for the Implementation of IPBES Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment”, funded by the Japan...