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Conference Paper
ISIE 2019 Beijing
Author:
Masahiko
Hirao
Tomohiro
Tasaki
Norichika
Kanie
The Asia-Pacific region is the cradle of production and the center stage of the world economy today. At the same time, the region is a flourishing arena of new socio-economic development driven by digitalization and servicization. In light of these trends, it is necessary to examine emerging opportunities for transitioning to Sustainable...
Briefing Note
Author:
Melissa May
F. Cardenas
The Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted at the conference held in Kumamoto City and Minamata City in October 2013. The convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions/releases of mercury and mercury compounds and stipulates appropriate management and reduction of the emissions through the entire...
Briefing Note
商品作物の国際的サプライ・チェーンが途上国の森林減少に大きな影響を与えている。森林破壊に由来する商品作物を原料として利用する企業に対する批判が高まり、これに対応して森林減少を伴わない形で生産された作物をサプライ・チェーンの中で取り扱う「ゼロ・デフォレステーション」の取り組みが始まっている。2014年に「森林に関するニューヨーク宣言」が国連気候変動サミットで採択され、「世界の天然林減少率を2020年までに少なくとも半分に抑え、2030年までにゼロにする」こと、そのために「農産物生産による森林破壊を2020年までに排除するという民間セクターの目標達成を支援する」ことが目標として盛り込まれた。日本でも、認証制度を活用したゼロ・デフォレステーションの取り組みも広がりはじめている...
Conference Paper
International Conference of Asia-Pacific Planning Societies 2017
In this paper, the authors aim to examine the role of public spaces and places in revitalization of local communities for creating livable cities in Japan. The Place-making and Social Actions based on a collection of quick, simple, temporary and sustainable changes in the spaces, intended to improve the local communities and cities consider as an...
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The 4th 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management (3RINCs)
State of the 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific Project was formulated as a joint initiative of Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), United Nations Centre for Regional Development as a secretariat of Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to respond the needs to assess the progress of 3R...
Conference Paper
The HDCA 2016 Conference: Capability and Diversity in a Global Society
This paper discusses the experience and lessons learned from the development of a new environmental learning programme and materials for the junior high schools in Mandalay City with key stakeholders to address waste management and its environmental issues. Aiming to establish the 3R practices (reduce, reuse and recycle) to reduce waste generation...
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First National/City Workshops for Developing National/City Waste Management Strategies in Myanmar
This baseline report, supported by the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) and prepared in advance of Myanmar's First National/ City-level Workshops on Waste Management Strategy Development held 13-17 June 2016, focuses on three main objectives: i) to review the scope and effectiveness of Myanmar’s current waste...
Conference Paper
Education for Sustainable Development: Towards the Sustainable University. Conference on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education: Achievements and Prospects. Plymouth University, UK, 2015
Drawing on education for sustainable development (ESD) research findings, existing literature and current discourse on the future of education (especially at conferences and education policy processes, the paper discusses aspects of quality education and ESD and proposes that the two should be merged into quality education for sustainable...