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Technical Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...

Submission to Policy Process
Author:
Takeo
Tadono
Masato
Hayashi
Osamu
Ochiai
Mariko
Harada
Ko
Hamamoto
Takashi
Nishimura
Takahiro
Ikenoue
Mari
Miura
Hiroki
Miyazono
Hiroaki
Okonogi
Pedro Alberto Bignelli
Nara Vidal Pantoja
Daniel Moraes de Freitas

(Japanese title: 熱帯林違法伐採の検知(JJ-FAST))

This submission provides our input for the first Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement. Our input focuses on a satellite-based deforestation monitoring system for tropical forests, “JICA-JAXA Forest Early Warning System in the Tropics (JJ-FAST)”.

Summary of the submission:

  • A satellite-based...
Peer-reviewed Article
In 21st Conference of International Input-Output Association

From 1971 to 2010, world trade grew fast by 10% per year on average (World Trade Organization 2011). The rapid growth of international trade contributes not only national economic growth but also increasing environmental pressures, such as raw material extraction and depletion, carbon emissions, water resource deterioration and landscape change and...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Tian Yanfang

Since the end of the 1990s, the Sino-Russian border regions have witnessed a dramatic, unprecedented increase in cross-border timber trade that has made Russia the largest log supplier for China's expanding wood industry sector. Driving factors include: severe constraints in China's domestic wood supplies, the availability of rich forest resources...

Discussion Paper
APEIS/RISPO Strategic Policy Options (SPOs) Database

"Compact city" in this policy option refers to land planning focusing on higher density and better accessibility which reduces automobile dependency. "Smart growth" is a general term for land use practices that create more accessible land use patterns which reduce the amount of travel needed to reach goods and services (Litman, 2003a). Experiences...

Policy Report

The guidelines and recommendations for promoting local participation in forest management for Indonesia, Lao P.D.R. and Far East Russia, as the outcome of the second phase research (FY2001-FY2003) of the IGES Forest Conservation Project.

This guidelines and recommendations consist of (i) village action guidelines (VAG) for villagers and other...

Research Report

This book is a compilation of the results of strategic policy research carried out by the Forest Conservation Project of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), between 1998 and 2002. The project's main purpose is to shed light on measures to conserve biodiversity and use forests sustainably, particularly in the Asia-Pacific...

Policy Report

The aim of this interim country report is to disseminate the results of the activities from the second fiscal year of the second phase, on the Russian Far East, and to provide the basis for discussions on developing guidelines and recommendations for participatory forest management.

Under the former USSR, local people were separated from forest...

Discussion Paper
APEIS/RISPO Good Practices Inventory database

Strategy: Development of environmentally sustainable transport systems in urban areas
Environmental areas: Climate change, Air pollution, Urban environment
Critical instruments: Design, planning and management, Economic instruments, Organisational arrangements, Technologies
Participants: city government; research and urban planning institute (IPPUC)...

Policy Report

The aim of this interim country report is to disseminate the results of the activities from the second fiscal year of the second phase, on the Russian Far East, and to provide the basis for discussions on developing guidelines and recommendations for participatory forest management.
Under the former USSR, local people were separated from forest...