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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Fabrice
Renaud
Brian
Barrett
Jiren
Xu
Qiuhua
Liang
Jiaheng
Zhao
Xilin
Xia
Lee
Bosher
Suiliang
Huang
Trevor
Hoey

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are broadly framed with 17 goals, the goals and their targets inherently
connect with each other forming a complex system. Actions supporting one goal may influence progress in other goals,
either positively (synergies) or negatively (trade-offs). Effective managing the synergies and trade-offs is a...

Technical Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...

Data or Tool

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has launched an interactive online tool to assess how the observed and projected changes in river basins relate to various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their associated targets, from both a spatial and temporal perspective. The Interactive SDG Tool for River Basins is the outcome...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Jusen
ASUKA
Songli
ZHU

Recently, many mega-cities in China are suffering from heavy soot-laden smog including small particulate matter such as PM2.5. First reason is that there must be a very stable atmospheric condition with weak vertical exchanges of air between a boundary layer and upper layer that leads to the formation of fogs and haze. Second reason is the very...

Report Chapter
In Air Pollution Control in the Transportation Sector: Third Phase Research Report of the Urban Environmental Management Project

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is commonly understood to mean a system that emphasises priority for and rapid movement of buses by securing segregated busways, although there is no precise definition of what constitutes a BRT system (International Energy Agency (IEA) 2002; Wright 2005). From an environmental perspective, BRTs have the potential to reduce...

Commentary (Op. Ed)
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio

This commentary summarises the key findings and implications of the study on Lifestyle Carbon Footprints: Long-term targets and case studies of the carbon footprints of household consumption. This study introduces and develops an approach to establishing lifestyle carbon footprints: greenhouse gases directly emitted during and indirectly induced by...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Author:
Tiantian
Feng
Ming
Xu

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, set 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets. 232 indicators were proposed as the global framework for monitoring the progress made in achieving SDGs. SDG targets and their corresponding indicators interact with each other forming an...

Discussion Paper
Author:

上海市は都市化規模と現代化水準の高まるにつれ、突発的な事件を誘発する要素も増えている。上海で発生する自然災害や人為災害の種類が多く、発生頻度も高いが、現在の上海市の総合減災システムは決して完全な状態にあるとは言えず、都市の災害防御能力もまだ比較的弱い。如何に都市安全や市民生命と財産を保障するかはすでに政府の優先課題となっている。本文はこのような状況を踏まえ、上海市民に対するアンケート調査結果に基づき、上海市民の防災減災意識を明らかにした上で、上海市の取組みの弱点について分析する。更に、防災減災教育や意識向上の重要性やその方策についても述べる。