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Peer-reviewed Article
In Science Advances
Author:
Pedro
Jaureguiberry
Nicolas
Titeux
Martin
Wiemers
Diana
Bowler
Luca
Coscieme
Abigail
Golden
Carlos
Guerra
Ute
Jacob
Josef
Settele
Sandra
Diaz
Zsolt
Molnar
Andy
Purvis

Effective policies to halt biodiversity loss require knowing which anthropogenic drivers are the most important direct causes. Whereas previous knowledge has been limited in scope and rigor, here we statistically synthesize empirical comparisons of recent driver impacts found through a wide-ranging review. We show that land/sea use change has been...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Forests and Global Change
Author:
Hiratsuka
Motoshi
Hozumi
Hashiguchi
Miki
Toda

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has been implemented over the past decade, and has led to a restructuring of forest governance systems in host countries. In the case of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, which is promoting REDD+, activities have been implemented at national, sub-national and project scales...

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Book Chapter
In Assessing, Mapping and Modelling of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Huang
Wanhui

This chapter contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the island socio-ecological system by a synthesis of the state and trend of, and the drivers of changes in ecosystems and their services, focusing on mangroves in Ishigaki Island. The current extent of mangroves on the Island is limited to small patches along a few river estuaries, which...

Peer-reviewed Article
In BioScience
Author:
Neil
Waters
Michelle
Marvier
Noémie
Monnin
Daniel
Salkeld

A hallmark of the media publicity surrounding COVID-19 has been the message that land change causes zoonotic diseases to spill over from wild animals to humans. The secondary peer-reviewed literature sends a similar message. However, as indicated in the primary peer-reviewed literature, the complexity of interacting variables involved in zoonotic...

Book Chapter
In Teak in the Mekong for a sustainable future
Author:
Barber
Cho

Since the late 2000s, the global timber trade has undergone emerging legality requirements on imported timber products in major consumer countries. As a key country in supplying tropical hardwood, Myanmar's potential to participate in expanding regulated markets rests on its capacity to hold accountability for the legal origin of timber products...

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Technical Report
Author:
Carlos
Riano

This report covers the technical assessment of the voluntary submission of Thailand on its proposed forest reference emission level (FREL) and forest reference level (FRL) in accordance with decision 13/CP.19. The author at IGES (Chisa Umemiya) served as a member of the technical assessment team.

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変化が激しく、またその予見が難しい地球環境やそれにともなう社会·経済の変化の中で、企業はその存続のために対応を迫られています。こうした状況下で、環境(E)・社会(S)・企業統治・ガバナンス(G)、いわゆるESGを経営方針や投資判断に組み入れるアプローチは、有用な手法の1つとして活用されています。

本書の特徴は、「ESGにどのように取り組むか」のみならず、「なぜESGに取り組む必要があるのか」について、国際的な動向や科学的視点も含めて解説している点です。構成は次のとおりです。第1章でESGの基本的な点を「質問と答え」というかたちで整理しています。第2章では特にカーボンニュートラルに向けた取り組みの観点から、投資家と企業の関係を解説しています。第3章では...

Working Paper
Author:
Iordanis
Tzamtzis
Atsushi
Sato
Mirella
Salvatore
Martial
Bernoux
Masahiro
Amano

Despite the growing global support for capacity building to improve soil management, the estimation and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals, especially from mineral soils in national GHG inventories, is still very limited. In 2021, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and FAO conducted a global survey to...

Book Chapter
In Blue-Green Infrastructure across Asian Countries: Improving Urban Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Herlin
Chien
Kensuke
Fukushi
With the mounting pressure of urbanization, how innovative blue-green infrastructure (BGI) can restore the ecosystem services of urban rivers is a timely issue for any densely populated city seeking to improve its resilience and sustainability through ecosystem-based solutions. Yet, the implementation of BGI is not hazard-free. Its success usually...