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Peer-reviewed Article
In Water Science & Technology
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This mini review describes the current status and challenges regarding institutionalisation of wastewater surveillance systems against COVID-19. Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater has been proposed to be a potential tool to understand the actual prevalence of COVID-19 in the community, and it could be an effective approach to monitor the trend...
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...
Policy Report
Starting in August 2019, the SWITCH Asia SCP Facility has provided technical support to Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) for development of the National Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production (2021.2030) (NAP on SCP). The SCP Facility established a team of international and national experts to conduct an assessment on...
Discussion Paper
Learning from cultural traditions and philosophies could help place countries in Asia on more sustainable development paths. This paper argues why and outlines how countries in Asia should collaborate in pooling and promoting good practices grounded in indigenous knowledge and philosophies to mainstream sustainability at the local, national...
Submission to Policy Process
This submission, which includes a paper maintaining that indigenous knowledge and philosophical richness can help Asia transition to a more sustainable development paths, argues for a greater focus on looking back as countries move toward a post-pandemic future. More concretely, the paper outlines why and how countries in Asia should collaborate in...
Policy Report
United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA)
The Best Practices for Solid Waste Management: A Guide for Decision-Makers in Developing Countries (Guide) is focused on best practices for solid waste management in medium and large urban centers in developing countries (generally referred to as “cities” in the Guide), because they face the most substantial solid waste management challenges. Given...
Briefing Note
This briefing note overviews key international biodiversity processes, products and events in 2020 and 2021. Geared especially for those who are less familiar with the topic, it covers ongoing developments with respect to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF); key meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); the UN...
Earth League Annual Workshop
This presentation, delivered by Eric Zusman on behalf of IGES President Kazuhiko Takeuchi at the Earth League Annual Workshop on 20 October 2020, is entitled "Greening the COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Redesign" and outlines the IGES Triple R Framework, the case for integrated approaches to respond to COVID-19, and potential applications of the...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 海外の森林と林業
最近、地球温暖化対策において森林を含めた土地 利用分野の重要性が強調されている。2015 年の国 連気候変動枠組条約の第21 回締約国会議(COP 21)で採択されたパリ協定では、気温上昇を工業化 以前と比較して2℃ないしは1.5℃上昇までに抑えることが長期目標として合意された。これを受け、 IPCC が2018 年に公表した「1.5℃特別報告書」1)で は、目標達成のためにはすべての部門で従来にない 大規模なGHG 排出削減が必要であるが、それだけ では不十分で、森林等の吸収源を同時に活用する必 要性が示された。それに続いて2019 年に公表され た「気候変動と土地に関する特別報告書」2)を森林分野について要約すれば、現在は大きな排出源となっている天然林の減少を抑制し、2050 年までに...