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In Global Environment Outlook 6 For Industry in Asia-Pacific

Asia and the Pacific’s unrelenting industrial development has been a driving force in the economic growth of scores of countries in the region and beyond. This shift has led to greater prosperity, increased urbanization and sustained population growth. Yet as the region has become the “world’s factory”, it is increasingly realizing not only the...

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Industry, in the context of this chapter, is mostly confined to the strict definition of the word: -“economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories”. Industry has a major impact on nature and its biodi- versity in Asia and the Pacific, as it does elsewhere in the world. Industry impacts...

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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...

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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Klaus
Jacob
Diana
Mangalagiu
Beatriz
Rodríguez-Labajos

This chapter introduces Part B of GEO-6: Policies, Goals, Objectives and Environmental Governance: An Assessment of Their Effectiveness.

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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Christian
Loewe

Providing a decent life and well-being for nearly 10 billion1
people by 2050, without further compromising the ecological
limits of our planet and its benefits, is one of the most serious
challenges and responsibilities humanity has ever faced.
People worldwide rely on the smooth functioning of Earth’s
natural life-support systems, in different...

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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Paul
Lucas
Detlef
van Vuuren
Fintan
Hurley

An analysis of pathways towards sustainable development
needs a long-term vision. Ideally, such a vision is summarized
in a quantitative set of globally agreed key objectives or
targets. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,
adopted in September 2015, conceptualizes sustainable
development through 17 SDGs and is further operationalized
throu...

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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...

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This Briefing Note explores the implications for climate change, green finance, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the G20 Summit which was held in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July 2017. On climate, the final encouraging result was a consensus among all countries except for the US to maintain strong support for implementation of the Paris...