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Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Fatemeh
Rafiei
Saied
Gharachelou
Saeed
Golian

Climate change and overpopulation have led to an increase in water demands worldwide. As a result, land subsidence due to groundwater extraction and water level decline is causing damage to communities in arid and semiarid regions. The agricultural plain of Samalghan in Iran has recently experienced wide areas of land subsidence, which is...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Management
Author:
Ronald
Estoque
Yan
Gao
Toshiya
Matsuura
Takeshi
Toma
Yasumata
Hirata
Rodel
Lasco

Forest ecosystems play an indispensable role in addressing various pressing sustainability and social-ecological challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem services deterioration, hence the monitoring of the world's forests is crucial. As part of the global forest assessment workflow, a forest is generally classified and...

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.

Book Chapter
In Groundwater for Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
D.
Suhardiman
O.
Keovilignavong
C.
Clément
J.
Vinckevleugel
S.M.
Bohsung
K.
Xiong
L.
Valee
M.
Viossanges
S.
Douangsavanh
T.
Sotoukee
K.G.
Villholth
K.
Vongsathiane

Groundwater offers smallholder farmers in the lowlands of Lao PDR opportunities to diversify cropping beyond wet season paddy and thus enhance their livelihoods while reducing climate risks. This chapter focuses on evaluating existing and specifically developed groundwater irrigation options on the Vientiane Plain, and framing the findings around...

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...

Issue Brief
PAER Policy Guide
Author:
Sovannara
Uk
Chihiro
Yoshimura
Kong
Chhuon
Khoeurn
Kimleang
Vinhteang
Kaing
Eden Mariquit
Andrews
Toru
Watanabe
OR
Chanmoly

Key messages

  • There is a need for a broader and holistic effort to address a host of environmental issues and challenges faced by the Tonle Sap Lake (TSL).

  • In order to realize a sustainable and resilient TSL and its basin, this policy guide suggests three resilience enhancement measures: i) Ecohydrological resilience enhancement measures, ii)...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Fabrice
Renaud
Brian
Barrett
Jiren
Xu
Qiuhua
Liang
Jiaheng
Zhao
Xilin
Xia
Lee
Bosher
Suiliang
Huang
Trevor
Hoey

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are broadly framed with 17 goals, the goals and their targets inherently
connect with each other forming a complex system. Actions supporting one goal may influence progress in other goals,
either positively (synergies) or negatively (trade-offs). Effective managing the synergies and trade-offs is a...

Book Chapter
In Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Tsutomu
Ichikawa

In this novel and integrated MAR approach, an offsetting scheme under the concept of payment for ecosystem services (PES) is used to enhance groundwater recharge along the Shirakawa River in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The scheme gives a cash incentive to farmers who pond their abandoned rice fields for groundwater recharge. For a specified period...

Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:

CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND management of forest resources are critical for addressing climate change. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a vehicle for targeted climate actions, including those related to forest management, by countries towards contributing global efforts agreed under the Paris Agreement. Operationalizing climate...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Jiaheng
Zhao
Huili
Chen
Qiuhua
Liang
Xilin
Xia
Jiren
Xu
Trevor
Hoey
Brian
Barrett
Fabrice
Renaud
Lee
Bosher

Increasing resilience to natural hazards and climate change is critical for achieving many Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). In recent decades, China has experienced rapid economic development and became the second-largest economy in the world. This rapid economic expansion has led to large-scale changes in terrestrial (e.g., land use and land...