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The booklet “Ecology Note” is designed to provide opportunities to deepen students’ understanding on sustainable waste and resource management topics including waste prevention, recycling, composting, and the 5Rs in general, through employing activities such as exploration, discussion and presentation. The Teacher’s Guide accompanying the booklet...

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In recent years, marine plastic litter has been a critical policy issue, and action in an internationally harmonised manner is necessary to tackle this situation. Based on the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter, voluntary country reporting has continued since 2019. Three reports with rich country and organisational...

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Author:
Fedor
Myasoedov
In Japan, over 460 municipalities, so-called “Zero Carbon Cities” along with the national government have committed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050. It aims to create ”domino effect”, in which the best performing Zero Carbon Cities knock down other municipalities to turn the whole country to be carbon neutral. Goto City, a...
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Public Participation in Urban Planning is broadly acknowledged and
there has been a shift in planning and decision-making by involving
stakeholders, aimed at children and youth participation at the local
level. UNICEF defines a Child Friendly City as a “local system of good
governance committed to fulfilling children’s rights. It is a city where
th...

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Bandung is implementing a pedestrianisation programme called
“Panca Trotoar” to provide citizens with safer, cleaner, and more visually
appealing walking environments. The “Panca Trotoar” aims to
achieve these objectives by ensuring all sidewalks have a bench for
resting, a stone ball to prevent traffic on sidewalk, a flower pot for
decoration, a...

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Co-benefits are the multiple benefits of actions that mitigate cli-mate change while addressing other development priorities. Many cities in Asia have potential to achieve co-benefits. Howev-er, urban policymakers often lack concrete demonstrations over which actions can maximize co-benefits. Since 2015, the Institute for Global Environmental...