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Research Report

This report presents findings from a project jointly implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The project reviewed 50 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 36 Asia and the Pacific countries from 2016 to 2021. In this...

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Issue Brief
  • The economic disruptions from the Ukraine war have intensified short term concerns about energy and food security, as well as access to critical minerals. Climate security is also increasingly urgent. This paper urges governments to speed up, not slow down, transitions away from fossil fuels and toward more sustainable development patterns. The war...
Book Chapter
In Health Care Waste Management and COVID 19 Pandemic: Policy, Implementation Status and Vaccine Management

The sound management of healthcare waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncontrolled fluctuations in generation quantities, the composition of HCW as well as the significant impacts it poses on public health and the environment require a more dynamic and cohesive...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Land Degradation and Development
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
Harini
Santhanam
Dhanya
Bhaskar
Indu K
Murthy
Kripal
Singh

Land degradation, extending over 96 million hectares is a primary ecological issue for India that has resulted in catastrophic biodiversity loss and exacerbated extreme weather occurrences. One of the major sources of land degradation is large-scale coal mining to realize country's expanding energy demands. By 2050 climate change and land...

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In Advances in Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems
Author:
Induka
Werellagama
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Bhagya
Nallaperuma
Selim
Karkour
Xuan-Thanh
Bui
Norihiro
Itsubo

This chapter reviews recent developments in microplastic-related research; identifies major sources of microplastics to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs); investigates the detection methods, concentration levels, and removal efficiency of microplastics at selected WWTPs; and presents a discussion on microplastics removal from wastewater and...

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In SDGs白書2022 人新世の脅威に立ち向かう!
Author:
Toshio
Arima

 『SDGs白書2022 人新世の脅威に立ち向かう!』への寄稿記事であり、国内外におけるSDGs動向、日本企業の認知度と取り組み動向、今後の経営の方向性について記載。

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Letters
Author:
Ronald
Estoque
Karina
Winkler
Valerio
Avitabile
Soe
Myint
Yan
Gao
Makoto
Ooba
Yuji
Murayama
Rodel
Lasco

Forest ecosystems play an indispensable role in addressing various pressing sustainability and social-ecological challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. However, global forest loss has been, and still is today, an important issue. Here, based on spatially explicit data, we show that over the past 60 years (1960–2019), the global...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Land Degradation and Development
Author:
Mrittika
Basu
Shalini
Dhyani
Shizuka
Hashimoto

Place attachment and ecocentric attitude are the important determinants of conservation behaviour, especially for traditionally managed landscapes. In this paper, we explore the relationship between place attachment and the ecocentric attitude of farmers engaged in Jhum cultivation (aka shifting/slash and burn cultivation) in the Zunheboto district...

Policy Report
Author:
Akira
Doi
Yoshiko
Shoji
Haruko
Uchida
Asako
Osaki
Mariko
Saito
Emi
Sugawara
Shinya
Fujino

Based on the results of a survey conducted in October-November 2021, this report provides an analysis of the level of awareness and penetration of the SDGs among GCNJ member companies and organisations, as well as progress on five of the global goals: SDG 5, (Gender Equality), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Human Rights), SDG 13 (Climate Change), and SDG16...

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Policy Brief
Author:
Precious
Benjamin
Jazel Nico
Cruz
Dang
Espita-Casanova

This policy brief aims to answer a critical question: how can policymakers, civil society, and researchers address air pollution, climate change, and socioeconomic equity with inclusive solutions?  The brief argues that much of the answer will involve reframing how policymakers, civil society groups, and researchers perceive the interrelationship...