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Discussion Paper

Our lifestyles, through the impacts of our day-to-day activities such as eating, moving and commuting, heating and cooling our homes, taking work and care responsibilities, and so on, have become major threats to the sustainability of the environment. We are living beyond our ecological means and experiencing both very serious impacts on...

Book Chapter
In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Author:
Marcin
Jarzebski
Abubakari
Ahmed
Alice
Karanja
Yaw
Boafo
Boubacar
Balde
Linda
Chinangwa
Sileshi
Degefa
Eric
Dompreh
Alexandros
Gasparatos

Various industrial crops have been promoted across sub-Saharan African (SSA) to meet very diverse socioeconomic objectives linked to economic growth, rural development, agricultural modernization and energy security. Even though industrial crop production and food security have received extensive policy attention, we lack a comprehensive...

Book
Author:
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Abubakari
Ahmed
Merle
Naidoo
Alice
Karanja
Kensuke
Fukushi

The aim of this 2-volume book is to highlight how Sustainability Science approaches can help solve some of the pervasive challenges that Africa faces. The volumes collect a number of local case studies throughout Africa that adopt transdisciplinary and problem-oriented research approaches using methodologies from the natural and the social sciences...

Research Report
Author:
Nebojsa
Nakicenovic
Arnulf
Grubler
Julia
Leininger
Caroline
Zimm
Geoff
Clarke
Kristie
Ebi
Dirk
Messner
Johan
Rockstrom
Sander
van der Leeuw
Charlie
Wilson
Jeffrey
Sachs
Ana Paula
Aguiar
Alaa Al
Khourdajie
Doug
Arent
Tateo
Arimoto
Avit K.
Bhowmik
Benigna
Boza-Kiss
Anita
Breuer
Henrik
Carlsen
Franklin
Carrero-Martínez
Katerina
Ciampi Stancova
Ilan
Chabay
Chia-Wei
Chao
William E.
Colglazier
David
Collste
Luis
Comolli
Kuei-Tien
Chou
Paulo
Gadelha
Luiz Augusto
Galvao
Banning
Garret
Ariel
Hernandez
Michiko
Iizuka
Naoto
Kanehira
Elmar
Kriegler
JoAnne
Linnerooth-Bayer
Hermann
Lotze-Campen
Monika
Matusiak
Peter
Messerli
Jerry
Miller
Joel
Millward-Hopkins
Raya
Muttarak
Roy
Ngerng
Michael
Obersteiner
Yannick
Oswald
Kazuhito
Oyamada
Shonali
Pachauri
Romulo
Paes de Sousa
Alesandro
Rainoldi
Narasimha
Rao
Keywan
Riahi
Alexander
Roehrl
Yamina
Saheb
Joern
Schmidt
Guido
Schmidt-Traub
Rodrigo
Guerino Stabeli
Julia
Steinberger
Uno
Svedin
Izumi
Suzuki
Klaus
Tilmes
Farooq
Ullah
Detlef
van Vuuren
Martin
Visbeck
Christopher
Wingens
Hirotaka
Yamada

This report, which focuses on innovation, is the third by The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative that was established by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and other partners to provide scientific foundations for the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In 2018, the first report by TWI2050 on Transformations...

Book Chapter
In Routledge Handbook of Food Waste
Author:
Marlyne
Sahakian
Megha Shenoy
Ashoka
Tammara
Sama
Abigail Marie
Favis
Czarina
Salama

This chapter considers food waste from the perspective of cities in Asia, presenting case studies from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. Interdisciplinary perspectives are brought together, drawing from sociology, industrial ecology, urban planning and public affairs, towards highlighting current efforts to manage waste in...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Author:
Albert
Somanje
Geetha
Mohan
Julia
Lopes
Adelina
Mensah
Christopher
Gordon

Urban-rural linkages are an integral part of fostering development in both urban and rural communities. However, the focus on development tends to have an urban bias toward Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with an increase in urbanization. Ghana is one of the fastest urbanizing countries in SSA. This paper sought to identify the challenges of urban-rural...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
Paras
Pujari
Anil Kumar
Gupta

The last century has been largely characterised by (among many other things) increasing urbanisation, with cities across the world (including India) expanding in both number and size. Infrastructure growth, expansion of cities and consumption pattern of urban inhabitants are significant having enormous impact on ecosystems and natural resources...

Discussion Paper

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed to be “integrated and indivisible, balanc[ing] the three dimensions of sustainable development." The growing need for integration has given rise to a number of tools and research that can help capture synergies and avoid trade-offs across goals and targets. These include tools that employ...

Peer-reviewed Article
In palawija

Various forms of sustainable agriculture have been promoted in the Asia and Pacific region, with organic agriculture constituting the single most important form. There is a commonality in the way sustainable agriculture has been defined, but often these definitions miss nuances such as its relation to climate change. Several sustainable agriculture...

Submission to Policy Process

This Composting Guideline was prepared by the researchers from the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) focusing on the introduction of composting projects based on source separation of organic waste and aerobic fermentation at plants for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)...