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Commissioned Report

我が国の違法伐採木材への対策のために平成29年5月に施行された「合法伐採木材等の流通及び利用の促進に関する法律」(通称「クリーンウッド法」)を着実に推進する必要がある。このため、本法に基づく木材の合法性の確認等の取組状況を、国内木材関連事業者へのアンケート調査、ヒアリング調査によって調査した。

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Chun Shen
Goh
Tomonobu
Akikawa
Amanda
Ahl
Kanae
Ito
Chihiro
Kayo
Yasunori
Kikuchi
Takaaki
Furubayashi
Toshihiko
Nakata
Yoichiro
Kanematsu
Yoshiki
Yamagata

Bioenergy has been promoted in Japan with ambitious targets. However, the incentive schemes excluded renewable heat and overlooked synergies with local forest management, leading to the development of large-scale biomass plants that heavily rely on overseas biomass supplies. This case report discussed an alternative scenario of systems supported...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Forest Policy and Economics
Author:
Makoto
Ehara
Yoko
Asada
Yutaro
Shogaki
Masato
Yano
Kimihiko
Hyakumura

This article examines the REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms at the project level including their motivation and rationale for the engagement and explores the challenges and opportunities in relation to their participation. We analyzed 148 responses to a survey questionnaire mailed to participants across Japan and the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In 保全生態学研究(Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology)
Author:
剛士
大澤
達也
天野
隆文
大澤
櫻井
貴明
西田
広斗
江成

Abstract: Issues related to biodiversity now attract much attention, not only from biologists but also from the wider public. Biodiversity has been recognized to play an important role in a number of social issues, such as disaster prevention and mitigation, social and economic capital and the sustainable use of natural resources. Consequently...

Peer-reviewed Article
In 環境科学会誌
Author:
Minami
Sakamoto
Akio
Onishi

Although greenery in urban areas has many functions, such as mitigation of the urban heat island effect, and reduction of rainfall-induced surface runoff, it is difficult to secure the space required to plant trees in cities, which are crowded with buildings. Therefore, rooftop greening has attracted attention and many cities are adopting and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association
Author:

Parks and other public green spaces (hereafter “urban green spaces”) provide many benefits to urban dwellers, but some residents receive few benefits due to a lack of urban green spaces nearby their home/workplace. Understanding spatial variations in urban green space accessibility is thus important for urban planning. As a case study, here we...

Commissioned Report

平成30年度生物多様性及び生態系サービスに関する科学的知見に係る会合運営等業務 業務報告書

平成30年度のIPBES関連国内支援業務の業務報告書です。IPBES第6回総会報告会、IPBES国内連絡会、IPBES評価報告書SPM和訳、IPBESシンポジウム等の成果をとりまとめています。

Training or Learning Material
Author:
Vibhas
Sukhwani
Hikaru
Takasawa
Atsushi
Ishibashi
Rajib
Shaw
Wanglin
Yan

Urban and rural areas both depend on a shared stock of natural resources. However, their development planning is mostly focused within their established boundaries. This report is an effort to bring together innovative methods of integrating urban and rural stakeholders to manage shared natural resources. The report looks at seven different case...

Conference Proceeding
The 4th World Congress on Disaster Management

The urban and rural regions can be well understood as the dynamic systems embedded and interconnected through their social, economic and environmental settings. These urban-rural interlinkages have important implication for understanding climate change vulnerabilities and capturing opportunities for adaptation and disaster risk reduction. However...