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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
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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...
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...
Book Chapter
In Climate Change Governance in Asia
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Asia is an extremely diverse region, in terms of the political regimes of its constituent countries, and of their level of development and the nature of their civil societies. As such, its countries are producing a wide range of governance approaches to climate change. Covering the diversity of climate change governance in Asia, this book presents...
Submission to Policy Process
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Rosa Vivien Ratnawati
Novrizal Tahar
Ujang Solihin Sidik
Tsukiji Makoto
With a population of 250 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country and second-largest plastic polluter in the world after China. The country produces 3.2 million tonnes of un-managed plastic waste a year, of which about 1.29 million tonnes ends up in the marine environment. In addition, approximately 10 billion plastic carry bags...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
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Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh
Ram
Avtar
Kieu Ngoc
Le
Masaaki
Kurasaki
Tran Van
Ty
A few studies have evaluated the impact of land use land cover (LULC) change on surface water quality in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD), one of the most productive agricultural deltas in the world. This study aims to evaluate water quality parameters inside full- and semi-dike systems and outside of the dike system during the wet and dry season...
Policy Brief
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National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
On 1 May 2020, the National Institute of Urban Affairs, NIUA, (autonomous body under India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga, NMCG, (under India’s Ministry of Jal Shakti) organized an Ideathon on “The Future of River Management”. The purpose of this Ideathon was to use the current COVID-19 crisis as a...
Book Chapter
A few decades ago, the surface waterbodies in Hanoi, Vietnam, were an important source of water for various usages. However, because of the rapid global changes, the current status of most of the river system is very critical from the environmental, aesthetic and commercial usage points of view. Henceforth, this research work focused on assessing...
Commissioned Report
本報告書は、アジア水環境パートナーシップ(WEPA)参加国における水環境問題の解決に向けたガバナンス強化と能力構築を目的として、令和元年度に実施した現地調査や会合の開催、WEPAデータベースに掲載されている水環境保全政策や技術情報の拡充等に関する活動の成果をまとめたものである。
Briefing Note
第7回持続可能な開発に関するアジア太平洋フォーラム(APFSD7)が、国連アジア太平洋経済社会委員会(UNESCAP)により、2020年3月25日から27日にタイ・バンコクのUNカンファレンスセンターにて開催される予定である。過去の、少なくとも2017年以降のAPFSDとの大きな違いとして、APFSD7 ではレビュー対象となる持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)のゴール群が存在しないことが挙げられる。これは、2020年度のSDGsに関する「ハイレベル政治フォーラム(HLPF)」が、レビュー対象となるSDGsのゴールを設定する代わりに、2019年9月のSDGsサミットで採択された政治宣言である「加速された行動と変革の道筋: 持続可能な開発に向けた行動と展開の10年間の実現 (Accelerated...
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