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Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Saeid
Gharechelou
Ryutaro
Tateishi
Josaphat
Sumantyo

Soil moisture is a critical component for Earth science studies, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data have high potential for retrieving soil moisture using backscattering models. In this study, polarimetric SAR (PALSAR: Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) data and polarimetric decompositions including span, entropy/H/alpha, and...

Issue Brief

The world's major investors, banks and other financial institutions are taking note of the upcoming 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in November 2021, and they are committing to take actions in line with the Paris Agreement on Net Zero. At the same...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Politics and Governance

External emergency assistance (EEA) provided in the aftermath of a disaster has costs and benefits to the donor and recipient countries. Donors benefit from quick recovery feedback effects from the trade and cultural links, and recipient countries have additional resources to manage the emergency. However, EEA costs could outweigh the benefits...

Discussion Paper

Intensifying ecological crises, such as climate change, the melting Arctic, and uncontrolled destruction of habitat and biodiversity, are increasingly exposing the shortcomings of resource-intensive development models. One of the concepts helping policymakers steer a course change is sustainable consumption production and consumption (SCP). A...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Communications
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shalini
Dhyani

With the increasing spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions on public life were strengthened across the world. Non-pharmaceutical interventions like stay-at-home orders, cancellations of events, work from home, etc. are the first line of defense to combat the spread of highly transmittable infections like Covid-19. But these interventions...

Policy Report
Author:
Thi Bich Hien
Nguyen
Phu Song Toan
Pham
Thi Kinh
Kieu
Costas Velis
Josh Cottom
Janet Salem
Andrew Charles
Alexander Lee-Emery
Abigail Smith
Curt Garrigan

This Policy Report forms part of the output from the project: "‘Closing the Loop: Innovation and Scaling Up to Solve the Problem of Plastic Pollution in Marine Areas in ASEAN Cities", supported by  the Government of Japan. The report provides scientific-based evidence on the status of plastic pollution in Da Nang, in order to guide the development...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Waste Management & Research

Source separation plays a pivotal role in sustainable and integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) and in achieving a circular economy in Asia. However, it is still not an official practice, and many cities continue to utilise open dumping, involving receiving mixed waste without pre-treatment. This paper, therefore, examines the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Groundwater for Sustainable Development
Author:
Tran Van
Ty
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh
Ram
Avtar
Huynh Van
Hiep

This study assesses qualitative and quantitative changes in groundwater resources and their impact on land
subsidence in Can Tho, Vietnam, from 2000 to 2018. Can Tho city is characterized by scarce water resources and
intense industrial, domestic, agricultural, and mining usage, creating water stress. The vertical compaction rates
and thus land...

Report Chapter
In Climate Ambition beyond Emission Numbers: Taking Stock of Progress by Looking Inside Countries and Sectors

Japan has raised its climate ambition by declaring its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and by setting a new target of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 46% against 2013 levels by 2030. This chapter provides a perspective on how Japan’s ambition has evolved since 2015, in terms of domestic discourse, governance to...

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Training or Learning Material

This training module was developed as a supplementary training and learning resource for the “Guidelines for Safe Closure and Rehabilitation of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites in Sri Lanka,” published by the Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka. The training Module was designed under the guidance of the Secretary, Director, Assistant Director and...