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The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...
Data or Tool
IGES Biennial Update Report (BUR) Database provides key information reported in biennial update reports (BURs) submitted by Non-Annex I Countries to the UNFCCC. According to UNFCCC COP decision 2/CP.17, non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR by December...
Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Author:
Lin
Gao
Xiaofei
Wang
Qingiu
Tian
Yu
Wang
Jochem
Verrelst
Xihan
Mu
Xingfa
Gu
Green fractional vegetation cover (fc) is an important phenotypic factor in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and ecology. Spatially explicit monitoring of fc via relative vegetation abundance (RA) algorithms, especially those based on scaled maximum/minimum vegetation index (VI) values, has been widely investigated in remote sensing research...
Book Chapter
In Resilient Policies in Asian Cities: Adaptation to Climate Change and Natural Disasters
Enhancing capacity for building resilient cities is a growing concern among policy makers and international communities to minimize the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015–2030) called for urgent need in building resilient...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Monitoringand Assessment
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Ridhika
Aggarwal
Ali
Kharrazi
Tonni
Agustiono Kurniawan
It is more than 4 years since the 2030 agenda for sustainable development was adopted by the United Nations and its member states in September 2015. Several efforts are being made by member countries to contribute towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The progress which had been made over time in achieving SDGs can be...
Briefing Note
.sup{font-size: 75.5%;vertical-align: top;position: relative;top: -0.1em;} .sub{vertical-align: sub;font-size: 75.5%;} .briefing-note h2{color:#70ad47;} ポイント 1.5℃目標を念頭にした2050年ネットゼロ排出が野心度を測る一つのベンチマークとなった。 59カ国が2020年末までにNDC引き上げを行うと表明し、11カ国が既に国内プロセスを開始しているとされる。また、66カ国・地域、10の州、102の都市、87の企業、そして12投資機関が2050年までにネットゼロ排出を達成、あるいはそれに向けた動きを加速すると表明1。 島嶼国...
Book Chapter
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Stanley Anak
Suab
P
Yunus Ali
Prashant K
Srivastava
Manish
Ramaiah
Churchill Anak
Juan
The scope of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as “drone technology,” is increasing, with various applications in the field of remote sensing and environment. UAVs not only provide high-resolution, real-time data but also have different applications for end users. They have become an essential tool for land surveyors because traditional...
Submission to Policy Process
This submission proposes elements related to common tabular formats (CTFs) for the electronic reporting of the information necessary to track progress made in implementing and achieving nationally determined contributions under Article 4 of the Paris Agreement. Summary of the submission: An additional instruction can be helpful for countries to...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Local climate zone (LCZ) maps are increasingly being used to help understand and model the urban microclimate, but traditional land use/land cover map (LULC) accuracy assessment approaches do not convey the accuracy at which LCZ maps depict the local thermal environment. 17 types of LCZs exist, each having unique physical characteristics that...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
Author:
Capacity building support by means of international development projects for developing countries to prepare national reporting under the Paris Agreement has taken on increasing importance. Given that support for capacity building has been provided for more than two decades, the aim of our research is to assess past trends in capacity building...