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Policy Brief
T7 Policy Brief: T7 Task Force on Climate and Environment
G7 leaders have already accepted many important concepts related to the environment and sustainability. The G7 agreed to “protect our planet by supporting a green revolution that creates jobs” in 2021 at the Cornwall Summit. H owever, the challenge is that the G7 has mostly issued general statements of principle rather than committed to concrete...
Book Chapter
In Global Pandemic and Human Security: Technology and Development Perspective
COVID-19 has changed the way we understand risk and vulnerability. The pandemic provides a more in-depth understanding of how systemic risks work and how they affect lives, livelihoods and economies at a broader scale. Consequently, a range of impacts was observed, including loss of human health, livelihoods, loss of general wellbeing, protracted...
Book Chapter
In Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
R. A. Begum, R. Lempert, E. Ali, T.A. Benjaminsen, T. Bernauer, W. Cramer, X. Cui, K. Mach, G. Nagy, N.C.Stenseth, R. Sukumar, P. Wester
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The IPCC Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the challenges of climate action in the context of sustainable development with a particular focus on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Since IPCC AR5, human influence on the Earth’s climate has become unequivocal, increasingly apparent, and...
Discussion Paper
2021 年は英国がG7の議長を務め、サミット及び一連の大臣会合を開催した。G7には、 エンゲージメントグループという、 政府から独立したステークホルダーが提言や政策対話を行う仕組みが 存在する。各エンゲージメントグループは、本年6月に開催されたG7サミットに先立ち、G7で議論される分野に関してそれぞれ提言をまとめ、公開した。本稿では、気候・環境分野に関する各エンゲージメントグループの提言を整理し、G7サミットの成果とエンゲージメントグループの提言を主に比較した。その結果、エンゲージメントグループによる提言の多くは、G7カービスベイ首脳コミュニケ(首脳コミュニケ )及び付属文書、気候・環境大臣会合コミュニケ(大臣会合コミュニケ...
Book Chapter
In モルディブを知るための35章
As in many developing countries, waste management is one of the greatest challenges faced by the Maldives. The limited or unavailbility of waste collection services, proper treatment, and disposal systems on the islands often results in dumping household waste on the beach, ocean, and forests and also open burning of waste. These activities are...
Policy Brief
Agricultural certification schemes are increasingly requiring concession holders to prevent deforestation when they develop plantations but do not sufficiently address forest restoration, which is necessary to prevent further biodiversity loss. This policy brief recommends, by focusing on palm oil, that agricultural certification schemes strengthen...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Atmosphere
Few challenges pose a greater threat to a healthy planet and people than air pollution and climate change. Over the past three decades, research has demonstrated that integrated solutions to air pollution and climate change can yield co-benefits that support cost-effective, coherent policies. However, research on co-benefits has yet to generate...
Working Paper
Between the 1990s and early 2000s, large-scale illegal dumping and improper treatment of medical waste was a common occurrence in Japan, and became a serious social issue owing to the potential human health risk and environmental damage resulting from the waste itself, which could be infectious or contained sharps or chemical and toxic substances...
Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND management of forest resources are critical for addressing climate change. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a vehicle for targeted climate actions, including those related to forest management, by countries towards contributing global efforts agreed under the Paris Agreement. Operationalizing climate...
Peer-reviewed Article
In World Food Policy
This article asks how to achieve food waste prevention in Asia from a governance perspective by looking at Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam as case studies. Aligning stakeholders behind preventive measures on food waste requires a context-appropriate mix of hierarchical, market, and network modes of governance. This article analyzes current food waste...