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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

The global demand for plastic is expected to double in the next 20 years. The increasing demand for Single-Use Plastic Products (SUPPs) has become one of the main environmental problems in many developing countries, including Sri Lanka, through direct and indirect means, in the way of excessive consumption and the pollution of the environment...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Forests and Global Change
Author:
Hiratsuka
Motoshi
Hozumi
Hashiguchi
Miki
Toda

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has been implemented over the past decade, and has led to a restructuring of forest governance systems in host countries. In the case of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, which is promoting REDD+, activities have been implemented at national, sub-national and project scales...

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Working Paper
Author:
Sumit
Prasad
Shikha
Bhasin

This study performs a comparative analysis of the two existing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies , Capacity-Building Assessment Matrix (CBAM) and Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GHGI) Capacity Indices , both of which aim at undertaking quantitative assessments of capacity-building efforts for climate reporting aspects. In the study...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Letters
Author:
Ronald
Estoque
Karina
Winkler
Valerio
Avitabile
Soe
Myint
Yan
Gao
Makoto
Ooba
Yuji
Murayama
Rodel
Lasco

Forest ecosystems play an indispensable role in addressing various pressing sustainability and social-ecological challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. However, global forest loss has been, and still is today, an important issue. Here, based on spatially explicit data, we show that over the past 60 years (1960–2019), the global...

Policy Brief
Author:
Precious
Benjamin
Jazel Nico
Cruz
Dang
Espita-Casanova

This policy brief aims to answer a critical question: how can policymakers, civil society, and researchers address air pollution, climate change, and socioeconomic equity with inclusive solutions?  The brief argues that much of the answer will involve reframing how policymakers, civil society groups, and researchers perceive the interrelationship...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Management
Author:
Ronald
Estoque
Yan
Gao
Toshiya
Matsuura
Takeshi
Toma
Yasumata
Hirata
Rodel
Lasco

Forest ecosystems play an indispensable role in addressing various pressing sustainability and social-ecological challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem services deterioration, hence the monitoring of the world's forests is crucial. As part of the global forest assessment workflow, a forest is generally classified and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Author:
Takahiko
Kiso
Ron
H. Chan

This paper examines the effects of financial incentives, particularly electricity prices, on residential solar photovoltaic system installations. We shed light on the importance of a factor that has been largely overlooked in the literature on the adoption behavior of low-carbon building technologies: the distinction between retrofit and new-build...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Information Science
Author:
Noriko
SHIMIZU
Masako
IKEGAMI

This study intends to identify conditions that determine the characteristics of donors who allocate a larger share of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to climate change mitigation (mitigation ODA) following the adoption of the Paris Agreement. The study uses fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) which allows us to examine...

Working Paper

This paper provides an overview of progress on carbon taxes, emissions trading schemes (ETS) and voluntary carbon crediting mechanisms in Asia, identifying relevant policy gaps and giving suggestions based on the lessons and experiences with pertinent policy practices in this region. Overall, carbon pricing practices in Asia are still at an early...

Peer-reviewed Article
In 環境情報科学

本稿は、これまでの世界の気候変動への対応が手遅れ気味で、今の「気候危機」をもたらしていることを踏まえ、気候安定化のために今後中長期に取り組むべき科学的政策展開を支援する研究分野、研究課題について展望している。炭素予算が残り少なくなってきていることから、短期的には1.5℃目標達成に向けての国内制度の迅速な整備と削減行動喚起に全力を投入する。循環経済への転換・市民力の利用がその基盤となる。これと並行して中長期には1.5℃あるいは2℃を超えるリスク、国際協力、国際政治経済変化への対応が必要となる。これらを通した長期的視点としては自然共生のもとでの持続可能性を追求してゆくことになる。