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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...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In KOSMOS

This article was originally published in KOSMOS 7 (2020), a publication of the Expo '90 Foundation.
This article discusses the need to redesign society to realise transformative change and to reconsider the relationship between humans and nature, which is considered to be a root cause of the pandemic of COVID-19. The Triple R Framework proposed by...

Discussion Paper

Sustainable Lifestyles Policy and Practice: Challenges and Way Forward provides an overview of the current (2019) situation for sustainable lifestyles globally.  It includes 32 case studies from around the world, showing on-going efforts to support the transition to sustainable ways of living.

The key messages of the publication are:

  • There...
Report Chapter

Industry, in the context of this chapter, is mostly confined to the strict definition of the word: -“economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories”. Industry has a major impact on nature and its biodi- versity in Asia and the Pacific, as it does elsewhere in the world. Industry impacts...

Policy Brief
Author:
Alexandra
Ralevski
Anke
Fischer
Jeanette
Lim

Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – provides a virtually infinite source of inspiration for technological innovation. Thousands of designs and strategies from thousands of unique species and ecosystems are being uncovered and mimicked for applications as diverse as surgery and space exploration. At the same time, however, unique species...

Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:
Devesh
Sharma
G.M. Tarekul
Islam
Rabin
Malla

The Ganges basin provides essential water for drinking, irrigation, industrial use and power generation. Global climate change will affect the water availability in the basin and inevitably intensify the competition for water among major users, particularly from thermal power generation. Knowledge on the spatial distribution of water supply-demand...

Briefing Note
Author:
Melissa May
F. Cardenas

The Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted at the conference held in Kumamoto City and Minamata City in October 2013. The convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions/releases of mercury and mercury compounds and stipulates appropriate management and reduction of the emissions through the entire...

Commissioned Report
Author:
Satoshi
Kofuku
Hiroshi
Nishi
Kokoro
Kikuchi
Tomoyasu
Shirako
Hiroshi
Oka
Takaaki
Nishi
Tubasa
Nakajima

The report is about the commission work that we conducted related to mainstreaming biodiversity in Japan including discussion of draft guideline for Japanese companies on business and biodiversity, valuation of positive business activities on biodiversity and international trend on business and biodiversity. It includes updated information of...

Submission to Policy Process
Author:
Mao
Kol Mardi
Navuth
Sam
Kim
Vathanak Thida
Keo
Channarith
Nodira
Akhmedkhodjaeva
Rithy
Uch
Phalla
Sam
Lara
Grosso
Seng
Bunrith

Just like in any city, the waste management has always been a major societal issue for Phnom Penh. The monthly amount of disposed waste at the landfill more than doubled in the past decade owing to factors such as population growth, economic growth, changes in industrial structure and of people’s lifestyle. While Phnom Penh Capital Administration...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 日経コンストラクション

グリーンインフラに通じる考え方で、生態系を活用した防災・減災を表すEco­DRR (Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reductionの略称)が国際的に注目を集めている。これは、生態系の管理、保全や再生により災害リスクを低減するとともに、人々が日ごろから享受している様々な自然の恵みを守っていこうとするものだ。日本から海外への政府開発援助(ODA)の実施を一元的に担うJICAでは、Eco-DRRを自然環境分野の4つの戦略課題の1つとして、これまでにも関連する取り組みを実施してきた。こうした背景から、海外におけるEco-DRRの社会実装推進にJICAが果たす役割が期待されている。8月30日にグリーンインフラ研究会が開催したセミナーでは、Eco...