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Peer-reviewed Article
In Atmosphere
Author:
Harikesh
Singh
Gowhar
Meraj
Sachchidanand
Singh
Vaibhav
Shrivastava
Vishal
Sharma
Majid
Farooq
Shruti
Kanga
Suraj Kumar
Singh

To monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), India, during the last week
of March 2020, imposed national restrictions on the movement of its citizens (lockdown). Although
India’s economy was shut down due to restrictions, the nation observed a sharp decline in particulate
matter (PM) concentrations. In recent years, Delhi has...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Atmosphere
Author:
Arti
Choudhary
Pradeep
Kumar
Saroj Kumar
Sahu
Chinmay
Pradhan
Pawan Kumar
Joshi
Sudhir Kumar
Singh
Cyrille A.
Mezoue
Abhay Kumar
Singh
Bhishma
Tyagi

Manufacturing and mining sectors are serious pollution sources and risk factors that
threaten air quality and human health. We analyzed pollutants at two study sites (Talcher and
Brajrajnagar) in Odisha, an area exposed to industrial emissions, in the pre-COVID-19 year (2019) and
consecutive pandemic years, including lockdowns (2020 and 2021)...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Ajay Kumar
Taloor
Anil Kumar
Singh
Amit
Kumar
Jayant Nath
Tripathi
Maya
Kumari
Bahadur Singh
Kotlia
Girish Ch
Kothyari
Surya Prakash
Tiwari

The study evaluates the impacts of India’s COVID-19 lockdown and unlocking periods on
the country’s ambient air quality. India experienced three strictly enforced lockdowns followed by
unlocking periods where economic and social restrictions were gradually lifted. We have examined
the in situ and satellite data of NO2 emissions for several...

Book Chapter
In Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Author:
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
et al.

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)等で合意された内容の中に何らかの形で言及がなされていることが分かった...

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...

Discussion Paper

Intensifying ecological crises, such as climate change, the melting Arctic, and uncontrolled destruction of habitat and biodiversity, are increasingly exposing the shortcomings of resource-intensive development models. One of the concepts helping policymakers steer a course change is sustainable consumption production and consumption (SCP). A...

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Discussion Paper

温暖化に伴う水害の激甚化を受けて、地方自治体において防災・減災対策と適応策を統合し、適応能力と感受性により構成される脆弱性を低減させることが急務である。しかし、適応能力は多様な社会経済的な要素を含むため、政策上どの構成要素が重要であるかに関する包括的な検討は限定的である。そこで、本稿は、アンケート調査を実施し、地方自治体の現在の防災対策実施状況(ハード・ソフト・転換策の合計44対策)と各対策に関する将来の適応策の必要性認識に基づいて適応能力と感受性の構成要素の重要度を評価した。結果として、重要度が高く評価された適応能力要素は、地域コミュニティの「インフラ」(防災用)、「教育」(自主避難判断力、危険認知度)、「情報」(監視警戒力、情報伝達力)、「コミュニティガバナンス」(避難誘導力)、並びに...

Policy Report
ESCAP/North- East Asian Sub-regional Programme for Environmental Cooperation
Author:
Yang
Li
Meian
Chen
Diego
Montero
Ben
Abraham
Sangin
Kang

This report analyses and compares the low carbon city policies and practices of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, with the goal of identifying sector-specific and city-specific good practices that may be instructive to researchers and policymakers in the wider NEA region. It examines key national-level carbon mitigation policies and sector...

Book Chapter
In Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia

The widespread adoption of low emissions technologies in rapidly developing countries is critical to resolving the climate emergency.1 However, many fast growing economies lack the energy efficient, renewable, and other advanced technologies needed to mitigate climate change. Technology transfer could help address these countries need. Yet the...