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財団法人地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)では、アジア太平洋地域の環境問題や持続可能な社会の形成へ向けた動きを紹介することを目的として、環境問題と環境政策の動向を収集・整理し、1998年から毎年、アジア太平洋地域における環境重大ニュースとして公表している。2007年のアジアの環境重大ニュースでは、3機関、23カ国から合計125件のニュースを収集することができた。これらのニュースは、必ずしも各国や機関等の公式見解ではないが、環境分野の協力機関または各国研究者によって選定されたものであり、アジア太平洋地域における最近の環境問題を巡る基本的な動向をまとめることができたと考えている。

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Discussion Paper
Author:
Yati A. Bun

Despite reform of forest law to embrace the concept of sustainable forest management and the development of a raft of subordinate regulations/guidelines to implement the Forestry Act, forests in Papua New Guinea (PNG) continue to be degraded by industrial-scale commercial logging operations. Numerous independent reports over the past two decades...

Policy Report

This report presents the results of IGES research on public timber procurement policy to date. It includes a comparative analysis between Japan’s policy and those of several European countries. In addition to providing recommendations for further strengthening Japan’s policy, the report identifies a generic set of elements that public timber...

Policy Report

木材の公共調達政策に関する研究成果をまとめた本書では、日欧における政策の比較分析を行い、日本が合法性や持続可能性を満たした木材の調達を優先させるための提言に加え、効果的な調達政策が兼ね備えるべき要素を包括的に示している。

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English version is available at:
http://pub.iges.or.jp/modules/envirolib/view.php?docid=983

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Research Report

The purpose of this review paper is to demonstrate the best practice worldwide in attempting to link sustainable development planning at all levels with environmental performance. It also reviews the progress to date in the GMS with both sustainable development planning and environmental performance assessment and the need for increased linkage.

Discussion Paper

Component 3 of the Core Environment Program (CEP) for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) deals with environmental performance assessment (EPA) and sustainable development planning. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is primarily responsible for the sustainable development planning, while the United Nations Environment...

Discussion Paper

From the outset of the National Performance Assessment and a Strategic Environmental Framework for the Greater Mekong Subregion (SEF II) in 2003 the selection of the right set of indicators was seen as the key step in the conduct of an environmental performance assessment (EPA) as shown below.
Step One: Selecting policy concerns
Step Two: Adapting...

Discussion Paper

Under ADB's TA 6069-REG: National Performance Assessment and Subregional Strategic Environment Framework for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), a first attempt at a subregional environmental assessment was prepared towards the end of the project (ADB 2006). Under this project (referred to as SEF II), the emphasis was on national environmental...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.7 No.1
Author:
Tolentino Jr., Amado S.

Local people contribute much to wetland conservation, and the Pacific island countries offer invaluable information demonstrating the cultural value of wetlands vis-à-vis sustainable livelihoods. Drawing primarily on examples from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Fiji, but generalizing for many of the Pacific countries, this paper argues...