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Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Saeid
Gharechelou
Ryutaro
Tateishi
Josaphat
Sumantyo

Soil moisture is a critical component for Earth science studies, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data have high potential for retrieving soil moisture using backscattering models. In this study, polarimetric SAR (PALSAR: Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) data and polarimetric decompositions including span, entropy/H/alpha, and...

Issue Brief

The world's major investors, banks and other financial institutions are taking note of the upcoming 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in November 2021, and they are committing to take actions in line with the Paris Agreement on Net Zero. At the same...

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Translation of non-IGES Material

森林に関するニューヨーク宣言(NYDF)の目標7は、「国際的に合意されたルールに則り、2度目標に適うべく、2020年以降の気候に関する世界的な合意の一部として、森林減少と森林劣化による排出量の削減を2015年に合意すること」である。国際的な気候アジェンダにおいて森林が極めて重要な役割を果たすということが、パリ協定に明記されたことで、森林に関するニューヨーク宣言(NYDF)の目標7は達成されたことになる。しかし、気候危機を緩和するためには森林が不可欠であるという国際的な認識にもかかわらず、世界中で森林減少と劣化が続いており、世界的に森林の保護、回復、持続可能な管理がかつてないほど急務となっている。そのため、NYDFアセスメントパートナーズは、世界の森林の保護、回復...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Communications
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shalini
Dhyani

With the increasing spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions on public life were strengthened across the world. Non-pharmaceutical interventions like stay-at-home orders, cancellations of events, work from home, etc. are the first line of defense to combat the spread of highly transmittable infections like Covid-19. But these interventions...

Issue Brief

世界の主要な投資家や銀行などの金融機関は、202111月に開催される国連気候変動枠組条約(UNFCCC)第26回締約国会議(COP26)に注目しつつ、「パリ協定」や「ネット・ゼロ」に沿った行動をとることを約束している。これと並行して、投資家や金融機関の間では、生物多様性に関連する投資ポートフォリオのリスクを懸念する声が高まっている。これは、気候変動と生物多様性の間に重要な関連性、すなわち、相乗効果やトレードオフがあることや、生物多様性の破壊を含む生態系への人間の影響がCOVID-19のような感染症の拡大に関係している可能性が認識されつつあるためと考えられる。本イシューブリーフでは、政府や投資家が事業者と連携して生物多様性の保全にさらに資金を振り向けるために求められる行動について整理する。

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Training or Learning Material

This training module was developed as a supplementary training and learning resource for the “Guidelines for Safe Closure and Rehabilitation of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites in Sri Lanka,” published by the Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka. The training Module was designed under the guidance of the Secretary, Director, Assistant Director and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Rural Studies
Author:
Hiroyuki
Kubota
Sawako
Shigeto
Takahiro
Yoshida
Yoshiki
Yamagata

The global population is concentrating unprecedentedly into urban areas, raising concerns on global sustainability and human well-being. There also exists a niche trend of migration from urban to rural areas particularly in countries with post-industrial economies. This paper investigated values of migration expressed by the migrants arrived in...

Book Chapter
In Sustainability in Natural Resources Management and Land Planning

This chapter identifies significant transformations in agricultural land in terms of land use and land-use changes, analyses major drivers and trade-offs, and describes substantial policy interventions to arrest negative trends. The rapidly growing population and their needs constitute one of the significant drivers of land-use changes in the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Management
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
MRITTIKA
BASU
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Ram
Avtar
Priyanka
Mitra

Globally, shifting cultivation is known to be an important driver of tropical deforestation. However, we argue that it can be sustainably managed if the environmental boundary conditions, laid by the traditional customs and practices, are fully respected. We narrate an empirical study from the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, India, where we...

Book Chapter
In Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia

The widespread adoption of low emissions technologies in rapidly developing countries is critical to resolving the climate emergency.1 However, many fast growing economies lack the energy efficient, renewable, and other advanced technologies needed to mitigate climate change. Technology transfer could help address these countries need. Yet the...