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環境省では、我が国とつながりの深いアジア・太平洋諸国を中心に、循環型社会構築のための廃棄物管理分野での協力を推進している。本業務は、そのような二国間協力のうち、マレーシア及びフィリピンに焦点を当て、廃棄物管理の改善を推進する一環として、我が国の廃棄物発電に関する技術面・制度面の知見を元にしたガイドライン等の策定やワークショップ等の開催を通じて両国における廃棄物発電施設の導入促進を図ることを目的に実施したものである。マレーシアとの協力では、マレーシアの廃棄物に関連する最新の動向を把握するため、報道情報の収集、関係機関へのヒアリング、文献調査による情報収集・整理を行った。また、廃棄物発電技術選定ガイドラインの作成を支援するとともに、...

Presentation
Forum on Urbban Resilience to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Strategies
Author:

Reduction Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) in addition to conventional GHG is an emerging mitigation approach in waste sector. City of Battambang (Cambodia), with the support of IGES, has implemented Participatory Waste Management Initiative which comprised of a series of activities intended for improving city's waste management system...

Briefing Note
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...

Commissioned Report

途上国の森林減少・劣化に由来する温室効果ガス排出の削減等(以下「REDD+」という。)は重要な気候変動対策であり、気候変動に関する国際連合枠組条約の第21回締約国会議(COP21)で合意された「パリ協定」にもその実施と支援を奨励することが明記されたところである。

REDD+の推進には、途上国に対する資金と技術の提供が必要とされているが、公的資金には限界があることから、今後、REDD+の取組みを拡大していくには、民間セクターからの資金や技術の提供が鍵となる。しかしながら、民間セクターがREDD+に対して投資するには、排出削減クレジットが獲得できる等のインセンティブが必要(①)とされる。また、途上国がREDD+を実施するには、COP決定を踏まえつつ、各々の国情に応じた排出削減量の算定...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Applied Geography
Author:
Kotaro
IIZUKA

We use crowdsourced GIS data from OpenStreetMap to help automate the mapping of land cover in Landsat satellite imagery. The OpenStreetMap data had limited area coverage, but was useful for building a model which could classify land cover in the other areas.

Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Milben
BRAGAIS
MAGCALE-MACANDOG Damasa
MACANDOG Paula Beatrice

We developed a method for mapping residential areas using freely available satellite imagery. The resultant residential area map can be used for risk assessment (e.g. to estimate the population living in a flood-prone area). Our method can be applied for flood risk assessment in other watersheds in the future.

Presentation
The 18th Symposium on Environmental Remote Sensing (in Chiba City, Japan)
Author:
Kotaro
IIZUKA
MAGCALE-MACANDOG Damasa B.
Milben
BRAGAIS

We developed a fast method for land cover mapping using satellite imagery and crowdsourced geographic data (land use polygon data). The method is less time- and labor-intensive than traditional land cover mapping methods because the crowdsourced data substitutes for training data collected the traditional way (through field survey or visual image...

Policy Report
Author:
Ruth
GUZMAN
Adnan
HEZRI
Athapol
ANUNTHAVORASAKUL

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has carried out policy research on strengthening capacities for effective implementation of Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) and identifying pathways to facilitate mainstreaming of ESC with a specific focus on the roles governments can play in promoting sustainable consumption. An...

Commissioned Report

The basic survey on development of “Asia Pacific 3R White Paper” project conducted the basic survey and institutionalization of experts/researchers group for development for the Asia Pacific 3R white paper (tentative title). In addition, the zero draft of writing guideline for Asia Pacific 3R white paper was developed initially for the development...