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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...

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...

Commissioned Report

平成29 年5 月に「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」)が施行された。また、平成29 年11 月から、同法に基づく木材関連事業者の登録が開始された。
このような背景の中、木材関連事業者による木材等の合法性確認等の取組を一層推進するため、本事業が実施された。本事業の目的は、木材関連事業者が効率的に木材等の合法性確認等の取組を実施できるよう、生産国における木材の流通や関連法令に関する情報を収集することである。
調査対象国は、パプアニューギニア、ソロモン諸島、ロシア、ベトナム、中国の計5カ国であり、それぞれの国において木材流通状況、関連法令・許認可制度、その他参考情報等が収集された。

Research Report
Author:
Adcharaporn
Pagdee
Canesio D
Predo
Cossey K.
Yosi
Stewart
Serawe
Mark
Mameek Winai
Isao
Endo

Although it is widely acknowledged that forests provide critical ecosystem services for human survival and well-being, in the Asia-Pacific region forests are being converted to other land uses and degraded at alarming rates. One underlying factor for this destruction of forests is market failure. Forests are cleared for other land uses or degraded...

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...

Policy Report

Recognising the importance of markets to sustainable forest management, this document provides guidance to timber buyers on the steps that they can take to responsibly purchase Papua New Guinean export timber. Log exports have been a major foreign exchange earner for PNG, but weak enforcement of forest laws means that the forest estate is mostly...

Conference Proceeding
Author:
Paul Barker
Kilyali K Kalit

The two day workshop, held in February 2013 in the scenic setting of the Kokoda Trial
Motel, by the Laloki river on the Sogeri Plateau, was the most recent in a succession of
workshops hosted by the Institute of National Affairs (INA) on the critical global theme,
but particularly for PNG, of climate change...