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Sustainability Roundtable, Temple University, Japan
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This presentation explains the basic elements of President Biden's climate policies, and comments on the level of their ambition as well as their political feasibility.

Briefing Note
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This briefing note considers the prospects for the Biden administration’s climate policy. It surveys the main elements of the Biden administration’s climate policies in his first month in office, as well as what is not included, and it speculates on the potential for these policies to be adopted and implemented. Key personnel and the overall...

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Under the Paris Agreement, which was adopted in 2015, Los Angeles has been strongly motivated to be a global leader by creating an achievable climate action plan and sustainable solutions. To meet its goals, the city has developed L.A.’ s Green New Deal, which is an expanded version of the first Sustainable City pLAn developed in 2015. This Green...
Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests
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Rapid development in Bintulu has resulted in large-scale changes in land use, especially the conversion of forests into oil palm plantations and industrial tree plantations. Using high-resolution satellite imagery, we analysed land-cover types in the Kemena–Tubau–Lower Jelalong region of Sebauh subdistrict and classified them into nine major land...

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In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
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Yumi
Kato
Jayl
Langub
Abdul Rashid
Abdullah
Ryoji
Soda
Motomitsu
Uchibori
Katsumi
Okuno
Noboru
Ishikawa

This chapter discusses the historical formation and current features of society in the Kemena and Tatau river basins in Bintulu, central Sarawak, where various ethnic groups live close together in a small area as a result of the historical migration of each group. We refer to previous studies and to interviews we conducted, mainly in 2011...

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In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
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While Borneo is a global biodiversity hotspot, its species-rich natural rainforests have been degraded and deforested in the past few decades by unsustainable shifting agriculture, commercial logging and the rapid development of industrial tree and oil palm plantations. Populations of some wildlife species have decreased drastically due to...

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In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
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Jason
Hon
Shozo
Shibata

The island of Borneo is regarded as one of the most biologically rich regions in the world, containing some of the oldest remaining tropical rainforests. However, it also suffers high levels of deforestation and degradation to meet the demands for timber extraction and agricultural activities. In Sarawak, areas designated as permanent forests...

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In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
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Malcom
Demies
Miyako
Koizumi
Shogoro
Fujiki

With rapid deforestation and forest degradation ongoing in tropical regions, the maintenance of biodiversity and high biomass/carbon stocks can bring additional benefits to the sustainable management of natural forests along with sustainable timber production. However, the measures for improving the maintenance of biodiversity and high biomass are...

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In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
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Naoko
Tokuchi
Jason
Hon
Keitaro
Fukushima

The drastic transformation in land use from natural forest to acacia and oil palm plantations in tropical regions is an issue of some controversy. The influence of land-use change on nutrient cycling is not fully understood. In this case, stream water chemistry is one of the most useful indexes of the nutrient status of an ecosystem. We...