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Commissioned Report
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、...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Data or Tool
Author:
MAGCALE-MACANDOG Damasa B.
Milben
BRAGAIS
MACANDOG Paula Beatrice M.
We analyzed the change in vegetated and urban (impervious) area in the Silang-Santa Rosa sub-watershed of the Philippines to assess the implications related to flood risk. Our main findings were: -The impervious area of sub-watershed increased by 54% (from 3,239 ha. to 4,988 ha.). -The vegetated area decreased by 21% (from 8,509 ha. to 6,760 ha)....
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.
Data or Tool
Author:
Kotaro
IIZUKA
This dataset can be used by researchers to test different land use/land cover mapping methods using crowdsourced geographic data and Landsat satellite imagery. The study area is the Laguna de Bay area of the Philippines, and the satellite data is from 2014-2015. This dataset will also be available on the "UCI Machine Learning Repository" (https:/...
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...