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Book Chapter
In Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering: 12th ICSECM
Author:
Bhagya
Nallaperuma
Lin
Zih-Ee
Jithya
Wijesinghe
Safa
Rashid
Selim
Karkour

During the twentieth century, the growth of global water consumption was twice the population growth and at this juncture, many comprehensive policy agendas focused on increasing the limited availability of freshwater to meet ever-growing and competing demands. Hence sustainable water consumption has become a primary concern of the building...

Book Chapter
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...

Policy Brief

Agricultural certification schemes are increasingly requiring concession holders to prevent deforestation when they develop plantations but do not sufficiently address forest restoration, which is necessary to prevent further biodiversity loss. This policy brief recommends, by focusing on palm oil, that agricultural certification schemes strengthen...

Policy Report

This report is the third compilation report on policies and measures with regards to marine plastics litter taken / to be taken by the participating countries, regions and organizations. This comprehensive report was produced under the responsibility of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Government of Italy, with the support of the Ministry of...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Biological Conservation
Author:
Arief
Darmawan
Hendarto

Scholars have quantified the impact of the production and consumption of commodities, in particular agricul- tural commodities, on biodiversity loss. Certification schemes, meanwhile, have been instituted as a means to limit biodiversity loss caused by the production of some of these commodities. This paper clarifies how biodi- versity loss can be...

Book
Editor:
Maiko
Nishi
Suneetha
M. Subramanian
Himangana
Gupta
Madoka
Yoshino

This open access book is a compilation of case studies that provide useful knowledge and lessons that derive from on-the-ground activities and contribute to policy recommendations, focusing on the relevance of social-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) to “transformative change.” The concept of “transformative change” has been...

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 equivalent...

Book Chapter
In 気候変動から世界をまもる30の方法

この本は、子どもといっしょに気候変動を知る・学ぶ入門書として出版された。

「人類の土地利用が気候変動に与えた影響」では、科学が警告する地球環境の激変の1つとして、「土地利用・食料生産・気候変動の深い関係」、「熱帯林の減少による二酸化炭素排出量は日本の2倍」、「気候変動防止のための将来の土地利用」について、科学的データを元にやさしく解説した。

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...

Policy Report

Accumulation of plastic wastes in the marine eco-system is growing rapidly with the increase of plastic production and consumption patterns, particularly single-use plastics as well as unsustainable plastic waste management practices. Land-based sources are recognised as the main cause (up to 80% of total marine debris) of marine plastic pollution...