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In Sustainable Waste Management Challenges in Developing Countries
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Myanmar, the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, has been facing considerable challenges with the management of solid waste in the recent past because of increasing income and consumption patterns, urban growth, and lack of effective waste management policies, treatment, and disposal methods. Waste management is also a crosscutting issue...
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In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability
Food production and productivity improvements have contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty and reduced hunger and malnutrition, but are associated with patterns of land intensification that have degraded agricultural land and caused great environmental harm. Underlying drivers affecting land conversion to and from agriculture...
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In Global Environmental Outlook for Youth: Asia-Pacific
Author:
Aruna
Dias
Neil
Lopez
Jiyoon
Song
Yuta
Uchiyama
This Chapter highlights selected resilience and sustainability measures that can be implemented in cities and towns now to ensure that our communities, as well as future generations, will be able to deal with the difficult challenges our region faces. Sections 4.2 and 4.3 deal with building resilience of cities and towns to climate-related...
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In The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment
Author:
Eri
Saikawa
Arnico
Panday
Shichang
Kang
Ritesh
Gautam
Zhiyuan
Cong
E.
Somanathan
Bhupesh
Adhikary
Air pollution has large impacts on the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), affecting not just the health of people and ecosystems, but also climate, the cryosphere, monsoon patterns, water availability, agriculture, and incomes. Although the available data are not comprehensive, they clearly show that the HKH receives significant amounts of air pollution...
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In Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice
"This Handbook is a timely and significant contribution to the growing body of academic literature on climate justice. It comes at a critical turning point in UNFCCC climate negotiations with the imminent review of the Paris Agreement. It is an excellent knowledge resource bound to be of particular interest to academics, practitioners and students...
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In Coastal Management: Global Challenges and Innovations
Author:
Rajib
Shaw
Mrittika
Basu
Salinity is one of the major drivers of environmental change and a persistent stressor in coastal areas, often resulting from prolonged storm and tidal surge flooding. Especially in case of the Asian Mega Deltas, where vast number of communities depends on coastal agriculture as sole livelihood, salinity is compounding as an immediate as well as...
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In Urbanization and Climate Co-Benefits
The chapter shows there is an emerging ecosystem of formal climate and informal cooperation schemes potentially assisting cities to achieve joint climate and developmental ends. Formal mechanisms are equipping a policymakers with the knowledge and tools to recognize an expanding range of co-benefits while encouraging policymakers to take the bottom...
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In Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part B: Regional Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Author:
Hijioka, Y., E. Lin, J.J. Pereira, R.T. Corlett, X. Cui, G.E. Insarov, R.D. Lasco, E. Lindgren, and A. Surjan
Warming trends and increasing temperature extremes have been observed across most of the Asian region over the past century (high confidence). {24.3} Water scarcity is expected to be a major challenge for most of the region as a result of increased water demand and lack of good management (medium confidence). {24.4.3} The impacts of climate change...
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In Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Hazards, Preparedness and Mitigation
The chapter considers the current disasters as consequences of imperfect information. The chapter analyzes the current models of information generation and dissemination and propose an alternative that considers people at risk as both source and sink of information that helps in designing better solutions. The chapter heavily derives experiences...