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Book Chapter
In Sustainability in Natural Resources Management and Land Planning

This chapter identifies significant transformations in agricultural land in terms of land use and land-use changes, analyses major drivers and trade-offs, and describes substantial policy interventions to arrest negative trends. The rapidly growing population and their needs constitute one of the significant drivers of land-use changes in the...

Book Chapter
In Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia

The widespread adoption of low emissions technologies in rapidly developing countries is critical to resolving the climate emergency.1 However, many fast growing economies lack the energy efficient, renewable, and other advanced technologies needed to mitigate climate change. Technology transfer could help address these countries need. Yet the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Nature Climate Change
Author:
Giacomo
Grassi
Elke
Stehfest
Joeri
Rogelj
Detlef
van Vuuren
Alessandro
Cescatti
Jo
House
Gert-Jan
Nabuurs
Simone
Rossi
Ramdane
Alkama
Raúl
Abad Viñas
Katherine
Calvin
Guido
Ceccherini
Sandro
Federici
Shinichiro
Fujimori
Mykola
Gusti
Tomoko
Hasegawa
Petr
Havlik
Florian
Humpenöder
Anu
Korosuo
Lucia
Perugini
Francesco N.
Tubiello
Alexander
Popp

Mitigation pathways by Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) describe future emissions that keep global warming below specific temperature limits and are compared with countries’ collective greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction pledges. This is needed to assess mitigation progress and inform emission targets under the Paris Agreement. Currently...

Book
Editor:
Maiko
Nishi
Suneetha
M. Subramanian
Himangana
Gupta
Madoka
Yoshino

This open access book is a compilation of case studies that provide useful knowledge and lessons that derive from on-the-ground activities and contribute to policy recommendations, focusing on the relevance of social-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) to “transformative change.” The concept of “transformative change” has been...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Global environmental change, the depletion of natural resources, and unacceptable levels of pollution, among other anthropogenic impacts on the planet and its ecosystems, demand a radical shift in the way humankind develops. Global agreements like the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” or the “Paris Agreement on Climate Change” seek to...

Book Chapter
In Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Human Security: Asian Experience and Perspectives

Policies are the channels through which governments influence society and make course corrections for intended consequences. Institutions have the power to influence policy processes and outcomes and can determine the way governments engage with society. Policy formulation and implementation thus far have largely been based on populist assumptions...

Book Chapter
In Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Human Security: Asian Experience and Perspectives

Climate-fragility risks are on the rise globally and developmental paths taken by countries could be attributed to this rise. To understand the link between development and climate-fragility risks, this chapter presents the findings of the survey conducted by authors with the development practitioners and experts from Asia. The purpose of the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Urbanization and concomitant challenges pose a great threat to sustainable development. Urban and rural development
interacts through the flows of people, materials, energy, goods, capital, and information. Without building sound urban–rural linkages, achieving development in one area could compromise it in another area. Achieving sustainable...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Junya
Kumagai
Mihoko
Wakamatsu
Shizuka
Hashimolto
Takehito
Yoshida
Takehisa
Yamakita
Keiko
Hori
Takanori
Matsui
Michio
Oguro
Masahiro
Aiba
Rei
Shibata
Tohru
Nakashizuka
Shunsuke
Managi

Recently, natural capital has gained the attention of researchers and policymakers to promote sustainability. Previous studies have investigated the value of ecosystem services with respect to specific areas or species. Other studies have investigated the value of various types of ecosystem services and natural capital by integrating a number of...

Book
Editor:
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Merle
Naidoo
Abubakari
Ahmed
Alice
Karanja
Kensuke
Fukushi

The aim of this two-volume book series is to highlight some of the most pervasive sustainability challenges that Sub-Saharan Africa faces. The two volumes contain 20 chapters that illustrate very diverse sustainability challenges throughout the continent, adopting interdisciplinary and problem-oriented research approaches, and methods from the...