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Book Chapter
In Media and Disaster Risk Reduction Advances, Challenges and Potentials
Author:
Suman
Basnet
Rajib
Shaw
Dhrupad
Chaudhury

The Himalaya and Hindu Kush Region (HKH) is one of the world's most fragile ecosystems in terms of climate change and its impacts, such as, slow- and fast-onset disasters. Traditionally, nature and human beings have co-existed in this area with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems and practices being used in different ways, such as for...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 木材情報

近年、木材輸入国において、違法伐採対策が法制度化され実施されている。違法伐採対策法の導入の目的は、その国における違法伐採木材製品の輸入、流通を減少させることである。法律の導入からその目的が達成されるまでには、規制対象である木材輸入事業者 が①自身の行うビジネスが法律の対象であることを認識し、②法律の要求を理解し、③法律を遵守することで、最終的に、④輸入先の変更などの行動変化を起こすというプロセス がある。そして、この目的を達成するためには、政府の法律の執行や運用が重要である。本稿では、ドイツとオーストラリアにおける、政府による違法伐採対策法の運用 状況を報告する。ドイツは、規制対象事業者の検査に重点を置き、EU諸国のうち最も積極的で厳しい法の運用を行っている。一方...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Dai
Xiaoai
Penglan
Luo
Kai
Yang
Linxin
Dong
Qiang
Wang
Chao
Liu
Naiwen
Li
Heng
Lu
Lei
Ma
Zhengli
Yang
Yuanzhi
Yao

Research on the service values of urban ecosystems is a hot topic of ecological studies in the current era of rapid urbanization. To quantitatively estimate the ecosystem service value in Chengdu, China from the perspectives of natural ecology and social ecology, the technologies of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) are...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Geomorphology
Author:
Haireti
Alifu
Jean-Francois
Vuillaume
Yukiko
Hirabayashi

Debris cover on glacier surfaces hampers the accurate detection of debris-covered ice using traditional techniques based on image band ratios. Therefore, this study tests a new automatic classification scheme for hierarchical mapping of glacier surfaces based on machine learning classifiers including k-nearest neighbors (KNN), support vector...

Data or Tool
National policies to achieve the SDGs may lead to inequitable development at the sub-national levels. The research project "River basins as 'living laboratories' for achieving the SDGs across national and sub-national scales", collaborated among University of Glasgow (UK), Loughborough University (UK), Nankai University (China) and the Institute...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Haireti
Alifu
Yukiko
Hirayabashi
Jean-Francois
Vuillaume
Akihiko
Kondoh
Minoru
Urai

The Shaksgam Valley, located on the north side of the Karakoram Mountains of western China, is situated in the transition zone between the Indian monsoon system and dry arid climate zones. Previous studies have reported abnormal behaviors of the glaciers in this region compared to the global trend of glacier retreat, so the region is of special...

Commissioned Report

平成25年度生物多様性分野の代償措置に関する評価手法等調査業務 報告書

Author:

Biodiversity offset policy indication in Japan based on the experiences in Japan, the US, Australia and Europe

Policy Report
Contributor:

This publication is one of the major outputs of the Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA).WEPA aims to strengthen water environmental governance in Asia through the collection and dissemination of information and capacity development of relevant stakeholders in partnership with eleven countries in the region, namely Cambodia, China...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Tian Yanfang

Since the end of the 1990s, the Sino-Russian border regions have witnessed a dramatic, unprecedented increase in cross-border timber trade that has made Russia the largest log supplier for China's expanding wood industry sector. Driving factors include: severe constraints in China's domestic wood supplies, the availability of rich forest resources...