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Book Chapter
In Media and Disaster Risk Reduction Advances, Challenges and Potentials
Author:
Suman
Basnet
Rajib
Shaw
Dhrupad
Chaudhury

The Himalaya and Hindu Kush Region (HKH) is one of the world's most fragile ecosystems in terms of climate change and its impacts, such as, slow- and fast-onset disasters. Traditionally, nature and human beings have co-existed in this area with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems and practices being used in different ways, such as for...

Policy Report

Understanding Myanmar’s solid waste systems presents a challenge for anyone working in the sector. While waste collection and disposal challenges faced by Myanmar’s cities and towns share similarities, strategies to overcome them evolve locally and are often not well-communicated between different local government bodies. Data on the country’s...

Presentation
st Progres1st Review Meeting for Japan-Myanmar Cooperation in Environmental Management
Author:
Satoshi
Sasakura

The progress report on Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) project titled "Strengthening Capacity for Marine Debris Reduction in ASEAN Region through Formulation of National Action Plans for ASEAN Member States and Integrated Land-to-Sea Policy Approach (Phase2)" to Environmental Conservation Department of Ministry of the Natural Resources and...

Data or Tool

IGES JCM Database provides detailed information on the JCM MRV methodologies, projects, feasibility studies, and decision-making processes. The JCM is implemented by the Government of Japan with 17 partner countries; Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia...

Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests
Author:

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...

Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:
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...

Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:

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...

Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:
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...

Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:
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...

Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:
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...