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Conference Proceeding
Author:
Dang
Kien
Leni
Camacho
Maiko
Nishi
William
Dunbar
Makiko
Yanagiya

On Thursday 12 November 2020, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) convened a session entitled “The Satoyama Initiative, transformative change, and societies in harmony with nature” at the 12th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the...

Book Chapter
In Implementing the Satoyama Initiative for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being
Author:
Raffaela
Kozar

Primary production, including agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and fisheries is the strongest driver of biodiversity loss globally. It can, however, contribute to biodiversity conservation if wisely managed such as in ‘Satoyama’ and ‘Satoumi’, or socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), where production activities support...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Author:
Almut
Arneth
Yunne-Jai
Shin
Paul
Leadley
Carlo
Rondinini
Elena
Bukvareva
Melanie
Kolb
Guy
Midgley
Thierry
Oberdorff
Ignacio
Palomo

Recent assessment reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have highlighted the risks to humanity arising from the unsustainable use of natural resources. Thus far, land, freshwater, and ocean exploitation have been the chief...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Progress in Disaster Science
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Abhijit
Mukherjee
Md. Nasif
Ahsan
Duc
Cong Hiep Nguyen
Hong Quan
Nguyen
Rajib
Shaw
Binaya Kumar
Mishra

Rapid global changes (population growth, urbanization and frequent extreme weather conditions) have cumulatively affected local water bodies and resulted in unfavorable hydrological, ecological, and environmental changes in the major river systems. Particularly, communities in isolated riverine islands are heavily affected due to their poor...

Translation of non-IGES Material

2020年のNYDF進捗状況評価では、持続可能な開発を達成するための2つの補完的で重要な目標に焦点を当てている。

目標3 2020年までに農林業以外の経済セクターからの森林減少を大幅に削減する
目標4 貧困を削減し、森林減少を引き起こす原因となっている人々の基本的なニーズ(自給自足農業やエネルギーのための木質燃料への依存など)を持続可能で公平な開発を促進する代替的な方法で満たすことを支援する

人々の持続可能な生計を支えながら、インフラ開発や採掘による森林減少を削減するという目標3と目標4の達成に向けた進捗は遅々として進んでいない。採取、搾取、消費への依存というこれまでの経済開発戦略を、森林と人々に価値を置くという代替経路に劇的に転換しなければ、世界は持続可能な開発、気候危機...

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...

Presentation

These slides were used for a video commentary on the main takeaways of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75), which was held virtually for the first time in the history of the UN in 2020. There are two versions of the video commentary available (short and extended) and they provide insight into the five crises of focus...

Presentation

輸入農作物のサプライチェーンによる 海外での森林減少問題

環境副大臣訪問

IGES NREの取り組みの一つとして、輸入農作物のサプライチェーンによる海外での森林減少問題について、環境副大臣に説明した

Presentation
Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Productivity Talk

While COVID-19 has caused tremendous socioeconomic loss and suffering, it has also opened opportunities for an environmentally sustainable future.

This APO Talk with Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Research Leader Dr. Eric Zusman, Programme Director Andre Mader, and Communications Coordinator Matthew Hengesbaugh suggests...