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Building on the country’s momentum in economic growth and poverty reduction over the last couple of decades and aspiring to graduate from the least developed country (LDC) status, Lao PDR has developed a well-balanced policy framework for embracing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Being a least developed country with...
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Closing Event of JICA Partnership Programe on Solid Waste Management Project for Promoting Segregation and Recycling in Da Nang CityClosing Event of JICA Partnership Programe on Solid Waste Management Project for Promoting Segregation and Recycling in Da
Author:
Makoto
Tsukiji
Lessons learnt from the JICA 3R Partnership Project was presneted. Also, the possible ideas for the next phase of the project was presented.
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Expert group meeting on establishing the ASEAN Resources Panel
As a follow-up to the 30th Meeting of ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment last July, UNSCAP and ASEAN organized Expert Group Meeting on establishing the ASEAN Resources Panel on 18-19 December, at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. The recommendation to establish this panel has been featured in the report “Complementarities...
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This presentation provides insights on how to leverage the potential of the industry sector in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh. Taking an SDG interlinkages perspective, the presentation demonstrates the crucial role of the industry sector in the SDGs, identifies some of the critical challenges (such as in the labour...
Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:
Jason
Hon
Shozo
Shibata
The island of Borneo is regarded as one of the most biologically rich regions in the world, containing some of the oldest remaining tropical rainforests. However, it also suffers high levels of deforestation and degradation to meet the demands for timber extraction and agricultural activities. In Sarawak, areas designated as permanent forests...
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In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:
Yayoi
Takeuchi
Ryoji
Soda
Bibian
Diway
In the traditional agricultural land-use pattern of the indigenous peoples of inland Sarawak, there are small areas of primary forests, referred to as a pulau or communally reserved forests (CRFs), which are customarily reserved by local communities. Here, we investigate the current condition and geographic distribution of CRFs in the human...
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In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests
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Rapid development in Bintulu has resulted in large-scale changes in land use, especially the conversion of forests into oil palm plantations and industrial tree plantations. Using high-resolution satellite imagery, we analysed land-cover types in the Kemena–Tubau–Lower Jelalong region of Sebauh subdistrict and classified them into nine major land...
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In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:
Malcom
Demies
Miyako
Koizumi
Shogoro
Fujiki
With rapid deforestation and forest degradation ongoing in tropical regions, the maintenance of biodiversity and high biomass/carbon stocks can bring additional benefits to the sustainable management of natural forests along with sustainable timber production. However, the measures for improving the maintenance of biodiversity and high biomass are...
Book Chapter
In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
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While Borneo is a global biodiversity hotspot, its species-rich natural rainforests have been degraded and deforested in the past few decades by unsustainable shifting agriculture, commercial logging and the rapid development of industrial tree and oil palm plantations. Populations of some wildlife species have decreased drastically due to...
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In Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human–Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier
Author:
Naoko
Tokuchi
Jason
Hon
Keitaro
Fukushima
The drastic transformation in land use from natural forest to acacia and oil palm plantations in tropical regions is an issue of some controversy. The influence of land-use change on nutrient cycling is not fully understood. In this case, stream water chemistry is one of the most useful indexes of the nutrient status of an ecosystem. We...