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This Policy Brief has been developed with the aim of: (i) investigating the existing situation and challenges on faecal sludge management in WEPA countries; (ii) identifying enabling factors for introducing and implementing appropriate business models for sustainable faecal sludge management, through selected case studies in WEPA partner countries...

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:
Maria Katherina
Patdu
Kakuko
Nagatani-Yoshida
Glynda
Bathan-Baterina
Dang Marviluz
Espita-Casanova
Bjarne
Pederson
Markus
Amann
Zbigniew
Klimont
Nathan
Borgford-Parnell
Ken
Yamashita
Kathleen
Mars
Charlotte
Unger
Toshihiko
Takemura
Xianqiang
Mao
Youkai
Xing
Yeora
Chae
Badri G.
Narayanan

Key Messages

  • A reason COVID-19 has had such far-reaching impacts is it stems from multiple interconnected risks. The difficulties that policymakers face in managing related risks not only deepen vulnerabilities to COVID-19 but other planetary crises.
  • Explicitly recognizing and acting to achieve the co-benefits of integrated air pollution...
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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Policy Brief
Author:
Reiko Kubota
Thammarat Koottatep
Santosh Dhungana
Suraj Pradhan

Over the last more than 2 years (2018-2020), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has worked closely with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and Thailand National Taskforce Team members on a project titled “Policy Dialogue and Network Building of Multi-stakeholders on...

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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

Climate smart agriculture (CSA) consists of more than 70 technological and behavioural changes that can help farmers mitigate and build resilience to climate change while generating sustainable yields.  Despite this wealth of alternatives, CSA has not been adopted at large enough scales to realise its considerable promise. Studies explaining the...

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...