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Policy Brief
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...
Policy Brief
Author:
Sebnem
Sahin
Anil
Markandya
Water scarcity is worsening to the point that it has become a limiting factor to the growth of major economies in South Asia, and agriculture is by far the largest water-using sector. Overuse of water for crop production is one of the main causes of water scarcity. This overuse results from low irrigation water use efficiency (WUE) associated with...
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ACIAR Policy Brief
Author:
ACIAR
Groundwater can provide irrigation for rural communities where surface water is absent or unreliable. Technical, institutional and capacity limits have prevented rural communities from using groundwater for irrigation, and researchers have not demonstrated how to extract and use groundwater effectively for agriculture. A recent Australian-funded...
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This policy brief advocates the landscape approach in areas where competing demands on land and natural resources in the Asia-Pacific region can be observed. The landscape approach enables development while protecting and enhancing ecosystems and their services. Definitions, a set of normative principles and recommendations, including building on...
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POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief
Author:
Yuto Kitamura
Eri Yamazaki,
Norichika Kanie
D. Brent Edwards Jr.
Naoya Abe
Andante Hadi Pandyaswargo
Casey Stevens
1.  In the development of the post-2015 development agenda, the water-education nexus offers opportunities for dealing with a variety of different sustainable development challenges including: inequity in education, disaster recovery, and local mobilization. 2.  In order to respond to water-related sustainability challenges, people worldwide need...
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アジア太平洋諸国の地域コミュニティを対象に実施する 「コミュニティ参加型森林炭素計測プロジェクト: CCA」からの知見をもとに、持続可能な開発と森林管理、そして炭素蓄積量推定の見地から、地域コミュニティが果たす役割について考察しています。
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This policy brief introduces the roles that local communities can play in monitoring changes in forest carbon stocks. It discusses lessons learnt from the Community Carbon Accounting Project, which is training local communities in Asia-Pacific countries on forest monitoring, from the perspectives of sustainable development and carbon accounting.
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インドを事例に、水不足が懸念される国における水とエネルギーの相互関係の重要性を長期的な視点から考察しています。そして、それらの国において持続可能な開発を実現する上で、水とエネルギーの問題を統合的にとらえた対策が不可欠である点を指摘しています。
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