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Presentation
High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020 Side Event "Satoyama Initiative – Societies in Harmony with Nature: An inclusive approach for communities, landscapes and seascapes"
This presentation is about the critical role of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. It overviews the Satoyama Initiative, including the Satoyama Development Mechanism, and discusses resilience in the face of COVID-19...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
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Image segmentation and geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA) were proposed around the turn of the century as a means to analyze high-spatial-resolution remote sensing images. Since then, object-based approaches have been used to analyze a wide range of images for numerous applications. In this Editorial, we present some highlights of...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
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Shahab
Jozdani
Land use/land cover (LULC) maps are now being used across disciplines for many different types of applications, e.g., to analyze urban heat islands or rainfall-runoff dynamics. Traditional map accuracy metrics are limited in this regard, as they only assess LULC map thematic accuracy. In reality, some types of misclassification lead to larger...
Working Paper
With only ten years left to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all UN member States in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, action is more urgent than ever. Cities, which are responsible for delivering many of the targets highlighted by the SDGs are accelerating their efforts. This is recognised by the...
Book Chapter
In Plastic Waste and Recycling Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions
Eight of the world's top 20 countries as sources of marine debris are from Asia—China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and India (Jambeck et al., 2015). In other words, the Asia-Pacific region is now recognized as a hotspot of plastic pollution of the oceans. These countries are facing typical challenges...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In かんきょう横浜
横浜市環境保全協議会が年6回発行する「かんきょう横浜」に、IGESの研究員が交代で寄稿しています。今回は、過去の連載を振り返りつつ、企業によるSDGsの取組みについて現時点で筆者が考える重要なポイントを解説しています。
Presentation
日本LCA学会テレカンファレンス企画セッション「持続可能な消費と生産パターン転換のための政策デザインとLCA」
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近年,パリ協定の実施,ネット・ゼロを宣言する自治体の増加,SDGsをはじめ,環境資源制約を踏まえた目標ベースの取り組みが主流化している。環境負荷の低減と生活の質の両立を目指す概念である持続可能なライフスタイルへの転換に関し,近年は消費者行動に関する多様なデータが入手可能となってきており,これらと組み合わせたライフサイクル環境負荷や上流側の資源利用量を明らかにすることができるLCA研究(ここでは広く産業連関分析,マテリアルフロー分析等も含む広義の手法群)の重要性が増している。プラネタリ―バウンダリーや脱炭素といった目標に至るには,個別製品の改善に依存した対策には限界があり,リバウンド効果等も踏まえた生産消費システムの転換が必要とされる。一方,既存研究は...
Policy Report
一般社団法人グローバル・コンパクト・ネットワーク・ジャパン(GCNJ)および公益財団法人地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES=アイジェス)は、国連の「持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)」について、日本企業の取り組み実態に関する最新の調査結果をとりまとめた、SDGs日本企業調査レポート2019年度版「ESG時代におけるSDGsとビジネス~日本における企業・団体の取組み現場から~」を3月5日(木)に発刊しました。 4年目となる今回のレポートでは、GCNJ会員(335企業・団体)へのアンケート調査結果と金融機関・事業会社へのヒアリング結果をもとに、GCNJ会員のSDGsに関する認知度や取り組み状況の経年変化を分析しています。また、新しい経営戦略のひとつとして注目を集めているESG(企業経営における環境...
Book Chapter
In Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia Policy and Governance
More and more researchers are working with cities on innovative responses to climate change. Many of these efforts involve purposive experimentation. These experiments entail collaboration between researchers and policymakers in efforts to introduce small-scale initiatives that open opportunities for large-scale transformations. The promise of...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Ecology and Conservation
Owing to the huge number of species observations that can be collected by non-professional scientists, “citizen science” has great potential to contribute to scientific knowledge on invasive alien species (IAS). Citizen science has existed for centuries, but the recent adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) in this field (e.g...