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Peer-reviewed Article
In Earth Systems and Environment
Author:
Shijir‑Erdene
Dolgorsuren
Byambakhuu
Ishgaldan
Purevtseren
Myagmartseren
Gowhar
Meraj
Suraj Kumar
Singh
Shruti
Kanga
Mansour
Almazroui
Central Asia's semi-arid regions, vital for sustaining vast populations and diverse ecosystems, are under heightened environmental stress. Among these regions, the Tuul River Basin, home to over half of Mongolia's population, characterizes the challenges posed by contemporary environmental shifts. This basin, a hub in Mongolia's socio-economic...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Author:
Haowei
Xu
Fei
Zhang
Weipeng
Li
Jingchao
Shi
Mou Leong
Tan
This study analyzed the spatial-temporal change pattern and underlying factors in production-living-ecological space (PLES) of Nanchong City, China, over the past 20 years using historical land use data (2000, 2010, 2020). A land use transfer matrix was calculated from the historical land use maps, and spatial analysis was conducted to analyze...
Technical Report
This report examines the feasibility of Japan not only achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, but also making significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, so as to make its cumulative emissions as small as possible, thereby contributing to the global goal of limiting the average temperature increase to below 1.5°C compared to the pre...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Management
Author:
Mengru
Zhang
Fei
Zhang
Liyang
Guo
Ping
Dong
Chunyan
Cheng
Ngai
Weng Chan
Jingchao
Shi
Grassland degradation poses a serious threat to biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being. In this study, we investigated grassland degradation in Zhaosu County, China, between 2001 and 2020, and analyzed the impacts of climate change and human activities using the Miami model. The actual net primary productivity (ANPP) obtained with...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Tasi-Jung
Jiang
Herlin
Chien
Despite being a limited resource, pollution, poor management, and other drivers like climate change make available water unsuitable and insufficient for human consumption and ecosystem maintenance. Therefore, a transdisciplinary approach is needed for managing this precious resource. The overall aim of this paper is to address water inequalities...
Technical Report
This report was prepared by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) under the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) project "Analysis of Timber Legality Assurance Systems and Good Practices in China and Viet Nam for Sustainable Timber Trade''. This ITTO project was made possible by funding from the Japanese government...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
As decarbonisation of the power sector is essential to achieve Japan’s target of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, it becomes crucial to address how the electricity system incorporates short- and long-term variability in the power output via renewable energy. In this paper, we developed six scenarios for 100% renewable energy in...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Ocean and Coastal Management
Author:
Shamik
Chakraborty
Takumi
Yamamori
Jie
Su
Yukiko
Ashikaga
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Coastal social-ecological systems (SES) are essential for the wellbeing of coastal communities and the wider society. However, in many parts of the world coastal SES face rapid change, and ultimately degradation. In this paper we unravel the mechanisms and implications of change in coastal SESmobilising multiple sources of knowledge, including...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies
Author:
Chunyan
Chen
Fei
Zhang
Xingyou
Li
Mou Leong
Tan
Jingchao
Shi
Qi
Zhao
Chanjiang
Liu
Study region: Bosten Lake (Xinjiang, China). Study focus: This paper mainly focuses on quantifying changes in water storage of Bosten Lake using multi-mission satellite data. From Landsat images, we firstly extracted the lake area changes between 2003 and 2022 with the help of the modified normalized difference water index (MNDWI); Secondly, we...
Policy Report
Author:
Rina
Kurumisawa
Naoko
Okubo
Haruko
Uchida
Asako
Osaki
Emi
Sugawara
Shinya
Fujino
This report includes an analysis of the level of awareness of the SDGs, as well as the progress made in addressing the five SDG Goals (thematic themes) that the UN Global Compact focuses on: Goals 5 (gender equality), 8 (work and human rights), 13 (climate change) and 16 (anti-corruption), and Goal 12 (sustainable consumption and production), which...