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Commissioned Report

本調査では、スウェーデン、デンマーク、ドイツ、フィンランド及びフランスの 5 カ国を対象に、各国の持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)の①実施体制、②進捗状況の評価方法、③その 他独自の取組を調べた。これらの国は持続可能な開発ソリューション・ネットワーク(SDSN)とベルテルスマン財団が発表している SDG 指数等、SDGs の進捗状況に関する世界ランキ ングで常に上位につけている。これらの国の実施体制や進捗状況の評価方法等を理解する ことは、日本を含む他の国々における SDGs の実施を強化するのに有益と考えられる。 調査は、机上調査と聞き取り調査を組み合わせる手法をとった。机上調査では、各国の自発 的国家レビュー(VNR)、SDGs 行動計画、その他の関連文書を精査した。さらに、5...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Urbanization and concomitant challenges pose a great threat to sustainable development. Urban and rural development
interacts through the flows of people, materials, energy, goods, capital, and information. Without building sound urban–rural linkages, achieving development in one area could compromise it in another area. Achieving sustainable...

Book Chapter
In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Author:
Yaw
Boafo
Godfred
Jasaw
Gerald
Yiran
Rodolfo
Lam
Geetha
Mohan
Gordana
Kranjac-Berisavljevic

Droughts and floods are some of the major climatic hazards in the semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Climate change affects the periodicity and severity of such hazards, and eventually the well-being of many rural communities in the region, including semi-arid Ghana. Enhancing the resilience of local communities to droughts and floods...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Geocarto International
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Ali
Yunus
Ali
Kharrazi

Operational monitoring of vegetation and its response to climate change involves the use of vegetation indices (VIs) in relation to relevant climatic data. This study analyses the temporal variations of vegetation indices in response to climatic data (temperature and precipitation) to better understand the phenological changes in the Wa-West and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Author:
Albert
Somanje
Geetha
Mohan
Julia
Lopes
Adelina
Mensah
Christopher
Gordon

Urban-rural linkages are an integral part of fostering development in both urban and rural communities. However, the focus on development tends to have an urban bias toward Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with an increase in urbanization. Ghana is one of the fastest urbanizing countries in SSA. This paper sought to identify the challenges of urban-rural...

Research Report
An inductive approach for the evidence of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction synergies of interventions: Challenges and opportunities

Here are some takeaway messages from our work on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) synergies of interventions.

1. There is an overwhelming agreement on and evidence for CCA and DRR synergies of DRR and CCA interventions respectively.
CCA synergies were high when skill development and livelihood development...

Issue Brief
Editor:
Sylvia
LOREK

The overall objective of the REDUCTIONS* project is to identify the potential for absolute resource and energy use reduction in production-consumption systems at all levels and to explore ways to realise this potential. The project has the ambition to generate knowledge-for-action and aims to propose science-based policies and strategies with a...