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Plastic pollution and marine litter is one of today's most serious emerging issues and without any countermeasures, the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050, posing a threat to the environment and our way of life. It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased pollution from disposable products, such as plastic...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Ecosystem Services
Author:
Wanhui
Huang
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Takehito
Yoshida
Kentaro
Taki

The increased frequency of extreme rain events due to climate change has garnered attention in Japan. In 2018, the country enacted the Act of Climate Change Adaptation to formulate plans at national and local levels. The government has suggested the use of nature-based solutions (NBSs) across the country to address the increased risk of natural...

Policy Report
Author:
Joseph Edward Alegado
Jose Miguel Aliño
Stephen Cheuk Fai Chow
Ma. Brida Lea Diola
Lea Gurrero
Von Hernandez
Yuichi Ishimura
Effie Kim
Doun Moon
Mitsu Okuno
Gemma Pelogio
Peixun Pey
Tiara Samson
Satyarupa Shekhar Swain
Maria Antonia Tanchuling,
Vu Duc Canh

Plastic is ubiquitous: we use it for life-saving medical devices, clothing, toys and cosmetics; we use it in agriculture and industry. But we also know the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans. 

For example, the amount of plastic that some fulmars accumulate in their stomachs during their lives is...

Book

This guidebook is intended to provide an overview of how to conduct climate change and land-use change impact assessments,
so that the impacts on water, biodiversity, and health can be better understood at the local level. A key aspect
of the guidebook is the tutorials provided for conducting climate change/land-use change scenario analysis and...

Book

This guidebook is intended to provide an overview of how to conduct climate change and land-use change impact assessments at the local level, so that the local impacts on water, biodiversity, and health can be better understood. A key aspect of the guidebook is the tutorials provided for conducting climate change/land-use change scenario analysis...

Policy Brief
Author:
Mifuyu
Ogawa
Takehito
Yoshida
Masahiro
Mogaki
Yuki
Oda
Kosuke
Oyama
Ryo
Kohsaka
Yuta
Uchiyama
Yasuko
Kameyama
Tomohiro
Fujita
Kei
Kabaya
Koji
Nishi

A Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is currently under consideration and will be adopted at the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (CBD COP 15). In Japan, discussions are underway to revise the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). Local governments are expected to develop new, or revise existing, Local...

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Dai
Xiaoai
Penglan
Luo
Kai
Yang
Linxin
Dong
Qiang
Wang
Chao
Liu
Naiwen
Li
Heng
Lu
Lei
Ma
Zhengli
Yang
Yuanzhi
Yao

Research on the service values of urban ecosystems is a hot topic of ecological studies in the current era of rapid urbanization. To quantitatively estimate the ecosystem service value in Chengdu, China from the perspectives of natural ecology and social ecology, the technologies of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) are...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Vibhas
Sukhwani
Kamakshi
Thapa
Rajib
Shaw
Yan
Wanglin

Urban and rural areas often meet their water demands from a shared stock of finite water resources. Against the changing climate, the rising water demands in fast-growing urban areas are leading to increasing water-use conflicts with the co-dependent rural areas. Although poor water governance is frequently cited as the key reason for such urban...

Policy Report

プラスチックの生産と消費パターンの拡大、とりわけ使い捨てプラスチックや不適切なプラスチック廃棄物の処理に伴い、海洋生態系でのプラスチック廃棄物の蓄積が急増している。海洋のプラスチック汚染の主たる原因(海洋ゴミの約80%)は陸上から海へ流出するプラスチックである事が知られており、海洋のプラスチック汚染は世界的な関心を集める課題となって多くの政府や自治体が対応策を模索している。

より環境にやさしく持続可能なプラスチックの生産と消費を行う社会を実現するには、様々な利害関係者の参加と監視・評価に基づく長期的な取り組みが必要である。その第一ステップとして本レポートは、利害関係者の参加を促進し、国の廃棄物処理方針に沿った廃プラスチックを抑制する包括的な計画の開発を提言する。そのため、IGES...