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In Health Care Waste Management and COVID 19 Pandemic: Policy, Implementation Status and Vaccine Management

The sound management of healthcare waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncontrolled fluctuations in generation quantities, the composition of HCW as well as the significant impacts it poses on public health and the environment require a more dynamic and cohesive...

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In Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering: 12th ICSECM
Author:
Bhagya
Nallaperuma
Lin
Zih-Ee
Jithya
Wijesinghe
Safa
Rashid
Selim
Karkour

During the twentieth century, the growth of global water consumption was twice the population growth and at this juncture, many comprehensive policy agendas focused on increasing the limited availability of freshwater to meet ever-growing and competing demands. Hence sustainable water consumption has become a primary concern of the building...

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In Assessing, Mapping and Modelling of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Huang
Wanhui

This chapter contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the island socio-ecological system by a synthesis of the state and trend of, and the drivers of changes in ecosystems and their services, focusing on mangroves in Ishigaki Island. The current extent of mangroves on the Island is limited to small patches along a few river estuaries, which...

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In Teak in the Mekong for a sustainable future
Author:
Barber
Cho

Since the late 2000s, the global timber trade has undergone emerging legality requirements on imported timber products in major consumer countries. As a key country in supplying tropical hardwood, Myanmar's potential to participate in expanding regulated markets rests on its capacity to hold accountability for the legal origin of timber products...

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In Advances in Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems
Author:
Induka
Werellagama
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Bhagya
Nallaperuma
Selim
Karkour
Xuan-Thanh
Bui
Norihiro
Itsubo

This chapter reviews recent developments in microplastic-related research; identifies major sources of microplastics to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs); investigates the detection methods, concentration levels, and removal efficiency of microplastics at selected WWTPs; and presents a discussion on microplastics removal from wastewater and...

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In Radar remote sensing: Application and challenges
Author:
Deha Agus
Umarhadi
Ram
Avtar
Ali P.
Yunus
Tonni Agustiono
Kurniawan
Ali
Kharrazi
Mamoru
Ishikawa
Wirastuti
Widyatmanti

This chapter evaluated the potential of SBAS InSAR technology to monitor the land subsidence and its environmental impacts in tropical peatland area from Sintang Regency, Borneo Island, Indonesia. Result shows that 0.354 Mt carbon was lost annually due to this peat subsidence. Hence, it is suggested that periodic monitoring of Indonesian peatlands...

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In SDGs白書2022 人新世の脅威に立ち向かう!
Author:
Toshio
Arima

 『SDGs白書2022 人新世の脅威に立ち向かう!』への寄稿記事であり、国内外におけるSDGs動向、日本企業の認知度と取り組み動向、今後の経営の方向性について記載。

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 世界経済の成長センターとなってきた東アジアが様々なリスクにさらされています。緊張が高まる台湾海峡や朝鮮半島といった伝統的な安全保障リスクだけではありません。中国の台頭などによるパワーシフトと戦後の国際秩序の揺らぎが地政学的リスクを増大させ、「新冷戦」とも称される米中の大国間競争の影響が地域の経済や産業、科学技術、文化、教育など多方面に及び始めています。米ソの冷戦の最前線が欧州だったのに対し、「新冷戦」の最前線は東アジアだとの見方があります。
 この地域の著しい技術革新や産業経済の発展自体も新たなリスクをもたらしています。人工知能(AI)などのデジタル技術の発展はさらなる経済成長のエンジンとなる一方、人々の想像を超えて、経済社会の在り方そのものを変える可能性があります...

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In The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GAR 2022)
Author:
T. Goto, H. Sakai, A. Dewi, S. Jayasinghe, S. Basnayake, R.D. Kartiko, N.M.S.I. Arambepola

[Please refer to Page 74 in GAR2022 where this work is cited. The full paper will be online soon at the same website as GAR2022]

The rapidly changing socio-economic landscape of the Southeast Asian countries is an important driver for systemic risks such as climate change and hydro-geological disasters.  Global processes such as the SFDRR, the...

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In SCOPING STUDY ON COMPOUND, CASCADING AND SYSTEMIC RISKS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC 2021
Author:
Vishnu Prasad
Pandey
Anil
Pohkrel
Rajendra
Sharma
Sanjaya
Giri
Nagendra
Kayastha

The ‘Scoping study on compound, cascading and systemic risks in the Asia-Pacific’, undertaken by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and Asia Pacific Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (AP-STAG), presents an important opportunity to explore the challenges and potential associated with better understanding and managing...