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Policy Report

This report is the third compilation report on policies and measures with regards to marine plastics litter taken / to be taken by the participating countries, regions and organizations. This comprehensive report was produced under the responsibility of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Government of Italy, with the support of the Ministry of...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
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Since 2015, the international policy community has started to agree on international agreements with ambitious middle-term and long-term goals, highly relevant to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) such as those seen in the Paris Agreement, SDGs, and the plastic-related agreements at the G7 and G20 processes. Along with this trend, there...

Training or Learning Material

Plastic pollution and marine litter is one of today's most serious emerging issues and without any countermeasures, the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050, posing a threat to the environment and our way of life. It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased pollution from disposable products, such as plastic...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 木材情報

世界の違法伐採対策は、この10年間で、木材消費国において違法伐採木材の取引や輸入規制が法制度化されるという大きな進展があった。違法伐採対策に取り組む理由として、熱帯林の減少防止と持続可能な森林管理の促進、違法伐採が生産国政府や消費国の木材市場に与える経済的な損失などが挙げられてきたが、現在は、非持続可能な消費と生産による気候危機や生態系の劣化などの地球規模の環境問題への対応策から派生した、持続可能な木材への需要の増大が違法伐採対策の推進力となっていると考えられる。

Policy Report
Author:
Joseph Edward Alegado
Jose Miguel Aliño
Stephen Cheuk Fai Chow
Ma. Brida Lea Diola
Lea Gurrero
Von Hernandez
Yuichi Ishimura
Effie Kim
Doun Moon
Mitsu Okuno
Gemma Pelogio
Peixun Pey
Tiara Samson
Satyarupa Shekhar Swain
Maria Antonia Tanchuling,
Vu Duc Canh

Plastic is ubiquitous: we use it for life-saving medical devices, clothing, toys and cosmetics; we use it in agriculture and industry. But we also know the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans. 

For example, the amount of plastic that some fulmars accumulate in their stomachs during their lives is...

Book
Sustainability
Editor:
Tomohiro
Tasaki
Shunsuke
Managi

Under the era of Paris Agreement and SDGs, agenda for sustainability has shifted from regulation to designing fundamental changes in socio-technical system towards decarbonized and circular society. This shift would largely depend on taking advantage of emerging forces in socio-technical system. This includes new business models, drivers of wealth...

Commissioned Report

平成2811月にパリ協定が発効され、令和2年(2020 年)を迎えた今年、いよいよパリ協定の実施段階に入った。パリ協定でも、中央政府に加えて自治体・都市を含む非政府主体による気候変動を加速させることが掲げられているが、具体的な地域の気候変動対策やプロジェクトを検討・実施するうえで、都市や自治体はキープレーヤーである。世界全体での脱炭素社会の実現に向けては、特に経済成長が著しいアジアにおいて、持続可能な脱炭素社会、またそれの通過点としての低炭素社会の構築への動きを加速させることが必要であり、社会経済の発展を支える活動の場である都市の脱炭素化・低炭素化に向けて、国際的にも都市の取組を支援する動きが強化されてきている。また、postコロナを見据え、環境政策とのトレードオフの最小化...

Working Paper
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha
Yasas
Gamagedara

This report presents the challenges faced and opportunities revealed through a study of two cases of source-segregated waste collection by local authorities in Sri Lanka; Moratuwa Municipal Council, in Colombo, and Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha, in Monaragala for the purpose of raising planning and decision making capacities not only in Sri Lanka but...