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先進国を中心とする木材需要の高まりに応じて、人工林の総面積は過去20年で10倍に拡大した。荒廃地等における人工林の増加は、天然林に対する伐採圧力を緩和し、気候変動の抑制、住民の生計への支援、国家の開発政策への寄与など、極めて重要な役割を担っている。

現在、世界の人工林の60%以上はアジアに存在している。近年におけるアジアの人工林面積の急激な拡大は、特に中国、ベトナム、インドなどにおいて大規模な造林プログラムが実施されてきた結果である。しかし、農村地帯における企業又は政府主導の人工造林は、地域住民を彼らの生活の重要な基盤となっている土地から排除する結果となることが多く、しばしば地域の社会紛争を引き起こしてきた。造林プログラムに地域住民が参加している場合でも、土地利用が制限されるため...

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IGES In-house seminar

Biofuels have been rapidly taken up by many countries in the Asia and Pacific region in order to meet their energy demands and developmental needs. Biofuels have been attributed to have advantages such as mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy saving while producing them, and provision of employment. There are several studies...

Policy Report

This report presents the results of IGES research on public timber procurement policy to date. It includes a comparative analysis between Japan’s policy and those of several European countries. In addition to providing recommendations for further strengthening Japan’s policy, the report identifies a generic set of elements that public timber...

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4th Asia DME Forum, Kitakyushu, Japan.

Biofuels have attracted much attention due to the exciting potential opportunities for them to contribute to increasing energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. However, there are also fears that, in practice, these opportunities may not be realised, and biofuels may...

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Performance Indicators, Material Flow: Analysis Japan’s Fundamental Plan for Establishing a Sound Material Cycle Society and its indicators

Resource efficiency: Japan and Germany at the forefront– A policy dialogue –, November 6, 2007, in Berlin, Germany
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Economic Integration and Renewable Energy in East Asia: Policy Implications

the World Renewable Energy Regional Congress & Exhibition II, 5-7 November 2007, Jakarta, Indonesia
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The Puzzle of Japanese Renewable Energy Policy: Why Japan is Lagging and How it Can Catch Up

the World Renewable Energy Regional Congress & Exhibition II, 5-7 November 2007, Jakarta, Indonesia