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Discussion Paper

Japanese companies have pioneered the development of a large number of low-carbon technologies (LCTs). As a rapidly expanding economy with burgeoning energy requirements, India offers a significant potential market for Japanese LCTs. The industry sector in India accounts for a significant share of commercial energy use and hence carbon dioxide (CO2...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Management
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
MRITTIKA
BASU
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Ram
Avtar
Priyanka
Mitra

Globally, shifting cultivation is known to be an important driver of tropical deforestation. However, we argue that it can be sustainably managed if the environmental boundary conditions, laid by the traditional customs and practices, are fully respected. We narrate an empirical study from the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, India, where we...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Coastal Conservation
Author:
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Shalini
Dhyani
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Paras
Pujari

Bhitarkanika National Park and Mahanadi Delta are the most biologically diverse mangrove patches of India. Due to inadequate representation of the value of the mangroves in decision-making, mangroves of Bhitarkanika and Mahanadi delta have undergone a rapid decline in the last fifty years. Thus, there is a growing need to assess the ecosystem...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Mrittika
Basu
Shalini
Dhyani

The paper narrates an empirical study of participatory mapping and spatial characterization of six non-material landscape values across multiple coastal production landscapes in the Indian Sundarban delta. The methodology relies on an inexpensive rapid rural appraisal technique that integrates the conventional notion of place preference and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Progress in Disaster Science
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Abhijit
Mukherjee
Md. Nasif
Ahsan
Duc
Cong Hiep Nguyen
Hong Quan
Nguyen
Rajib
Shaw
Binaya Kumar
Mishra

Rapid global changes (population growth, urbanization and frequent extreme weather conditions) have cumulatively affected local water bodies and resulted in unfavorable hydrological, ecological, and environmental changes in the major river systems. Particularly, communities in isolated riverine islands are heavily affected due to their poor...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Vibhas
Sukhwani
Kamakshi
Thapa
Rajib
Shaw
Yan
Wanglin

Urban and rural areas often meet their water demands from a shared stock of finite water resources. Against the changing climate, the rising water demands in fast-growing urban areas are leading to increasing water-use conflicts with the co-dependent rural areas. Although poor water governance is frequently cited as the key reason for such urban...

Peer-reviewed Article
Author:
Kamakshi
Thapa
Vibhas
Sukhwani
Sameer
Deshkar
Rajib
Shaw

 

Urban and rural areas within a regional space are closely linked through a variety of linkages including the flow of people. The increasing pace of development transformations with discrete planning of urban and rural areas has raised serious concerns for achieving coordinated development at the regional level. In that regard, the concept of...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

The recognition of the urgent need for more sustainable lifestyles dates from the late 20th century, originating in concerns about resource depletion and climate change. Research and policy measures have evolved since then, paying increasing attention to systemic change over individual behaviour. However, as individual behavioural change is...

Discussion Paper

Our lifestyles, through the impacts of our day-to-day activities such as eating, moving and commuting, heating and cooling our homes, caring, working, and so on, have become major threats to the sustainability of the environment. While continued economic growth and urbanisation in many countries are expected, it is imperative to consider how we...

Policy Report

In the context of the current global surge of interest in sustainable finance, this report presents the
findings of a study comparing the policy landscapes covering such issues in Japan and in the EU. The
objective of the report is to provide an overview of, and identify the key characteristics deployed in
each of these two jurisdictions, and...