Results 1 - 10 of 112 (Sorted by date)
Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Author:
Chihiro
Haga
Marimi
Maeda
Wataru
Hotta
Takahiro
Inoue
Takanori
Matsui
Takashi
Machimura
Masahiro
Nakaoka
Junko
Morimoto
Hideaki
Shibata
Shizuka
Hashimoto
The introduction of renewable energy (RE) is essential for building a sustainable society. However, RE can cause conflicts between energy production and biodiversity conservation. This study conducted a scenario analysis to evaluate potential conflicts in the nexuses between energy and biodiversity for the Bekambeushi River watershed located in...
Working Paper
While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...
Data or Tool
National policies to achieve the SDGs may lead to inequitable development at the sub-national levels. The research project "River basins as 'living laboratories' for achieving the SDGs across national and sub-national scales", collaborated among University of Glasgow (UK), Loughborough University (UK), Nankai University (China) and the Institute...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shizuka
HASHIMOTO
Previous studies have demonstrated the role of nature connectedness in promoting human well-being. However, recent studies put emphasis on understanding the underlying mechanism that drives the association between nature connectedness and well-being, mainly mental health. Place attachment is one of the place-based socio-psychological concepts that...
Commissioned Report
我が国の違法伐採木材への対策のために平成29年5月に施行された「合法伐採木材等の流通及び利用の促進に関する法律」(通称「クリーンウッド法」)を着実に推進する必要がある。このため、本法に基づく木材の合法性の確認等の取組状況を、国内木材関連事業者へのアンケート調査、ヒアリング調査によって調査した。
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Chun Shen
Goh
Tomonobu
Akikawa
Amanda
Ahl
Kanae
Ito
Chihiro
Kayo
Yasunori
Kikuchi
Takaaki
Furubayashi
Toshihiko
Nakata
Yoichiro
Kanematsu
Yoshiki
Yamagata
Bioenergy has been promoted in Japan with ambitious targets. However, the incentive schemes excluded renewable heat and overlooked synergies with local forest management, leading to the development of large-scale biomass plants that heavily rely on overseas biomass supplies. This case report discussed an alternative scenario of systems supported...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Forest Policy and Economics
Author:
Makoto
Ehara
Yoko
Asada
Yutaro
Shogaki
Masato
Yano
Kimihiko
Hyakumura
This article examines the REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms at the project level including their motivation and rationale for the engagement and explores the challenges and opportunities in relation to their participation. We analyzed 148 responses to a survey questionnaire mailed to participants across Japan and the...
Keywords:
Peer-reviewed Article
In 保全生態学研究(Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology)
Author:
剛士
大澤
達也
天野
隆文
大澤
櫻井
貴明
西田
広斗
江成
Abstract: Issues related to biodiversity now attract much attention, not only from biologists but also from the wider public. Biodiversity has been recognized to play an important role in a number of social issues, such as disaster prevention and mitigation, social and economic capital and the sustainable use of natural resources. Consequently...