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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...
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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...
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These slides were used for a video commentary on the main takeaways of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75), which was held virtually for the first time in the history of the UN in 2020. There are two versions of the video commentary available (short and extended) and they provide insight into the five crises of focus...
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Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Productivity Talk
While COVID-19 has caused tremendous socioeconomic loss and suffering, it has also opened opportunities for an environmentally sustainable future. This APO Talk with Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Research Leader Dr. Eric Zusman, Programme Director Andre Mader, and Communications Coordinator Matthew Hengesbaugh suggests that...
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AAS-in-Asia 2020 Asia at the Crossroads: Solidarity through Scholarship
Author:
Lukas Maximilian
MÜLLER
China and Japan have been competing with each other over economic assistance, which is, according to both liberal and realist perspectives, a diplomatic tool to exercise the nation's influence over the recipient nation. Among other things, rapid railway system is an example of such a competition (e.g, Indonesian project), and for a recipient...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Management
Author:
Adriana
Gomez-Sabarina
Lena
Hoglund-Isaksson
Zbigniew Klimont
Hooman
Farzaneh
Chairunnisa
The government of Indonesia has pledged to meet ambitious greenhouse gas mitigation goals in its Nationally Determined Contribution as well as reduce water pollution through its water management policies. A set of technologies could conceivably help achieving these goals simultaneously. However, the installation and widespread application of these...
Policy Report
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This report assesses to what extent the national governments of ASEAN countries have made concrete domestic efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of policies and budgets as listed in their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). Methods used by this report are similar to those used by a comparable study of the G20...
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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Increasing attention is being paid to lifestyles in sustainability research and policymaking. Applying a foresight approach to sustainable lifestyles supports this increased focus by highlighting possible futures while also empowering citizens through a participatory process. Foresight has its origins in theory and practice to serve the...
PR, Newsletter or Other
Tonle Sap Lake is the largest flood-pulsed freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people living on and around the lake. However, recent changes in the lake water environment due to deterioration of water quality and decline in biological resources have caused various problems to local people living in floating...