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Peer-reviewed Article
In MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology

Due to ever increasing demand, the electronics industry has been growing at a rapid pace, and therefore handling and management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) has become one of the key problems in the modern world. Improper handling and management of WEEE in developing countries can cause a huge environmental damage and threats...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 産業と教育

2015年9月、ニューヨークにある国連本部で「国連持続可能な開発サミット」が開催され、「我々の世界を変革する:持続可能な開発のための2030アジェンダ」が採択された。あわせて、17の目標と169のターゲットからなる「持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)」が合意された。SDGsは、アジェンダを実現していくための実施計画の目標と位置付けられている。世界レベルにおいて、持続可能な社会づくりの最大の課題は人口の急増といえる。2011年に70億人を突破した世界の人口は、2050年には96億人にも達するともいわれている。人口が増加すると当然食糧や資源の需要量が増大する。また、一人ひとりの生活レベルの向上に伴い、一人当たりの資源・エネルギー消費量も増大していくだろう。一方、日本では農林水産業が衰退の一途をたどり...

Commissioned Report
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
et al.

Owing to a high prevalence of rural poverty in Lao PDR, improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by increasing their productivity is a high priority for the Government. Smallholder farming relies primarily on rainfall, which is prone to shortfalls and occasional droughts during the crop planting season. Reliable irrigation supplies would...

Presentation
8th LCS-RNet Annual Meeting

In Parallel Session 3.4: sustainable production and consumption as core fields of transition at 8th LCS-R Net Annual Meeting in Wuppertal, Germany, Yasuhiko Hotta made a presentation titled "Sustainable production and consumption in low carbon communities – an Asian perspective".

Presentation
Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (SEEPS)

Industrialized economies have been locked-into fossil fuel based energy systems through a path dependent process driven by technological and institutional increasing returns to scale. Indonesia which is experiencing rapid economic expansion, however, could choose not to repeat the same path by adopting precautionary actions that would divert the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In palawija

Various forms of sustainable agriculture have been promoted in the Asia and Pacific region, with organic agriculture constituting the single most important form. There is a commonality in the way sustainable agriculture has been defined, but often these definitions miss nuances such as its relation to climate change. Several sustainable agriculture...

Presentation
Towards Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy
Author:
Anousith
Keophoxay
Hiromasa
Hamada
Paul
Pavelic

Agricultural groundwater use in the Lower Mekong is gradually gaining attention due to increasing uncertainty over water availability. Although this region is blessed with abundant rainfall and a network of rivers, climate change, commercial agriculture, and competition for
hydropower, ecosystem and urbanization are shifting demand-supply pattern...

Presentation
Towards Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
Corentin
Clement
Jordan
Vinckevleugel
Khammal
Vongsathiane
Seinab
Bohsung

In a poorly developed, water-rich country such as Lao PDR, most attention has historically been given to surface water development issues with limited consideration to groundwater. However, even with such relative abundance, spatial or temporal shortfalls and occasional droughts are
faced, and groundwater is being increasingly relied upon to...

Book Chapter
In The Economics of Waste Management in East Asia

This paper provides an overview of Thailand's national policy on municipal solid waste (MSW) management and recycling, which is aligned to the country's sufficiency economic policy and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle). It summarizes the current actual waste management and recycling scenario in the country, provides examples of local initiatives to...