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Policy Brief
Author:
Mifuyu
Ogawa
Takehito
Yoshida
Masahiro
Mogaki
Yuki
Oda
Kosuke
Oyama
Ryo
Kohsaka
Yuta
Uchiyama
Yasuko
Kameyama
Tomohiro
Fujita
Kei
Kabaya
Koji
Nishi

A Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is currently under consideration and will be adopted at the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (CBD COP 15). In Japan, discussions are underway to revise the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). Local governments are expected to develop new, or revise existing, Local...

Policy Brief
Author:
Mifuyu
Ogawa
Takehito
Yoshida
Masahiro
Mogaki
Yuki
Oda
Kosuke
Oyama
Ryo
Kohsaka
Yuta
Uchiyama
Yasuko
Kameyama
Tomohiro
Fujita
Kei
Kabaya
Koji
Nishi

ポスト2020 年生物多様性世界枠組の検討が現在進められていて、次回のCBD 第15 回締約国会議(CBD-COP15)で採択される予定である。日本では、これを受けた生物多様性国家戦略の改定に向けて議論が進められている。今後、新たな生物多様性国家戦略の下、自治体による生物多様性地域戦略(以下、地域戦略と記載)の改定又は新規策定が進むことが期待されている。PANCES*の研究チームは2017 年に、当時既に地域戦略を策定していた70 基礎自治体を対象に地域戦略の策定と実施に関するアンケート調査を実施した。また、全都道府県を対象とする同様のアンケート調査や、PANCES のモデルサイト(北海道、石川県、新潟県、沖縄県)における事例研究も実施した。この他、地域戦略の策定...

Policy Brief
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An ADB stocktake highlights that weak governance and a lack of incentives and finance are among the factors holding back the region’s progress on environmental sustainability. The authors urge decision-makers to prioritize investments that privilege the environment and to apply integrated development approaches, systems thinking, and a circular...

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Effective solid waste management is critical for achieving sustainable development in municipalities. In the last half century, urban cities around the world have grown significantly, and experts forecast that this trend will continue into the future. Increased populations coupled with rapid urban buildup put enormous stress on municipalities...

Policy Brief
Author:
Christmas
Uchiyama

This policy brief outlines some of the discussions at a series of science-policy dialogues for countries of the Asia-Pacific region, held between February and October 2019. The purpose of the dialogues was to introduce biodiversity policymakers, and other stakeholders from these countries, to the IPBES Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific...

Policy Brief
Author:
Linda Anne
Stevenson
Christmas
Uchiyama

This policy brief outlines some of the discussions at a series of science-policy dialogues for countries of the Asia-Pacific region, held between February and October 2019. The purpose of the dialogues was to introduce biodiversity policymakers, and other stakeholders from these countries, to the IPBES Regional Assessment Report for Asia and the...

Policy Brief
Author:
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)

On 1 May 2020, the National Institute of Urban Affairs, NIUA, (autonomous body under India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga, NMCG, (under India’s Ministry of Jal Shakti) organized an Ideathon on “The Future of River Management”. The purpose of this Ideathon was to use the current COVID-19 crisis as a...

Policy Brief
Author:
PECoP-Asia
APRSCP

This policy brief presents four directions and 12 opportunities for SCP (Sustainable Consumption and Production) policy-making in Asia and the Pacific put forward by the Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) and PECoP-Asia (Asian academic research consortium-led project; refer to the last page). It reflects...

Policy Brief
Author:
Sebnem
Sahin
Anil
Markandya

Water scarcity is worsening to the point that it has become a limiting factor to the growth of major economies in South Asia, and agriculture is by far the largest water-using sector. Overuse of water for crop production is one of the main causes of water scarcity. This overuse results from low irrigation water use efficiency (WUE) associated with...