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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

The ASEAN State of Climate Change Report (ASCCR) provides an overall outlook of the state of play of climate change issues in the ASEAN region. ASCCR is also a forward-looking report, which includes recommendations on making the transition toward 2030 and on to 2050 for both adaptation and mitigation, considering ASEAN’s development context and the...

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...

Policy Brief
Author:
Christmas
Uchiyama

This policy brief outlines some of the discussions at a series of science-policy dialogues for countries of the Asia-Pacific region, held between February and October 2019. The purpose of the dialogues was to introduce biodiversity policymakers, and other stakeholders from these countries, to the IPBES Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific...

Policy Brief
Author:
Linda Anne
Stevenson
Christmas
Uchiyama

This policy brief outlines some of the discussions at a series of science-policy dialogues for countries of the Asia-Pacific region, held between February and October 2019. The purpose of the dialogues was to introduce biodiversity policymakers, and other stakeholders from these countries, to the IPBES Regional Assessment Report for Asia and the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Author:
Rosemary
Hill
Çiğdem
Adem
Wilfred
VAlangui
Zsolt
Molnár
Yildiz
Aumeeruddy-Thomas
Peter
Bridgewater
Maria
Tengö
Randy
Thaman
Constant
Yao
Fikret
Berkes
Joji
Carino
Manuela
da Cunha
Mariteuw
Diaw
Sandra
Díaz
Viviana
Figueroa
Judy
Fisher
Preston
Hardison
Kaoru
Ichikawa
Peris
Kariuki
Madhav
Karki
Phil
Lyver
Pernilla
Malmer
Onel
Masardule
Alfred
Yeboah
Diego
Pacheco
Tamar
Pataridze
Edgar
Perez
Michèle-Marie
Rou
Hassan
Roba
Jennifer
Rubis
Dayuan
Xue

Working with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) is vital for inclusive assessments of nature and nature’s linkages with people. Indigenous peoples’ concepts about what constitutes sustainability, for example, differ markedly from dominant sustainability discourses. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) is...

Briefing Note

本ブリーフィングノートは、生物多様性と生態系サービスに関する政府間科学-政策プラットフォーム第8回総会(IPBES-8)の概要と今後の予定などについて短く解説している。

IPBES-8では「生物多様性、水、食料、健康の相互関係に関するテーマ別評価」(略称:ネクサス評価)および「生物多様性の損失の根本的要因、変革の決定要因及び生物多様性の2050ビジョン達成のためのオプションに関するテーマ別評価」(略称:社会変革評価)の2つの評価の実施が承認された。これを受け、両評価を執筆する専門家の公募が2021年7月19日から9月13日にかけて行われている。応募に際して日本政府による推薦を希望する専門家は、2021年8月23日までに所定の書類を環境省に提出する必要がある(詳細:http://www...

Briefing Note

 2020年来、政治リーダーらによる気候変動対策への取り組みが国内外で急速に活発化しているが、温室効果ガス削減にむけた「緩和」の取組に重きを置いた議論が目立っている。現状に目を向けると、気候変動に起因する気象災害はすでに国内外で激甚化しており、我々が気候変動による様々な影響に適応しなければならないことは明白である。こうした「適応」への取り組みを加速させるべく、第8代国連事務総長の潘基文氏らを筆頭に、2018年オランダで設立されたのが、適応グローバル委員会(GCA: Global Commission on Adaptation)である。GCAは2021年1月25から26日、設立以来初めてとなる大規模な会合、気候適応サミット(CAS2021: Climate Adaptation Summit...

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...