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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...
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...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
パリ協定を実現するためのファイナンスという視点で日本の昨今の取組みの成果と課題を見ていく。TCFDへの官民を横断した取組み、グリーンボンド市場の成長、年金積立管金管理運用独立行政法人(GPIF)によるESG投資の取組みなど、サステナブルファイナンスへの取組みは広がりを見せている。こうした取組みにおける課題への対応、サステナブルファイナンス手法の広がりへの期待に加えて、サステナブルファイナンスの本来の目的を再確認することの重要性、温室効果ガス削減に関する野心的な目標設定の必要性を指摘する。
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...
Presentation
2019年末にマドリッドで開催されたCOP25においても、気候資金を如何に動員するかという議論が行われた。特に民間資金の規模の拡大は重要なテーマとなっている。この観点から、本資料では、金融界は2℃目標に向かってどう動いているかという観点から情報を整理している。 まずは、COP25において気候資金に関してどのような国際交渉が行われているかを整理している。つぎに、グローバルな投資家が気候変動のリスクや機会を踏まえてどのような対応をはかっているかについて具体的な事例を紹介している。目を日本国内の金融界に目を転じ、(1)日本企業による「気候変動関連財務情報開示タスクフォース(TCFD) 提言」への対応、(2)日本においてESG推進役となっている年金積立管理運用独立行政法人の対応、(3...
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...
Policy Report
Author:
Global Reporting Initiative
UN Principles for Responsible Investment
United Nations Global Compact
~概要より~ 企業が関連するSDGsデータを投資家に提供することで、投資家が情報に基づく決定を行い、直接的な資本が実社会に正のインパクトを与える投資へと振り向けることができる。 SDGsの達成は大きなビジネス機会をもたらしうるが、逆もまた然りである。SDGsのゴールに到達しない場合、企業とその財務、ひいては投資家の財務リターンに大きな負の帰結をもたらす可能性がある。 そのため投資家は、関連の深さ、規模、期間、割合を含め、SDGsのターゲットへの貢献に企業が及ぼす(実際的および潜在的な)正・負の影響、企業のSDGsに対する追加的な貢献、そして予想とは異なる影響がもたらされる可能性について知る必要がある。このようなデータは信頼でき、高品質でステークホルダーとの対話に基づくものでなければならない...
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 APN Science Bulletin
NON-ECONOMIC LOSS AND DAMAGE (NELD) could constitute a major proportion of the total loss and damage caused by any climate-related disasters. Despite this, most NELD has not been well measured and reported in most post-disaster reports and databases and has often not been given the attention it deserves in most disaster risk assessments and risk...