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This paper provides an overview of progress on carbon taxes, emissions trading schemes (ETS) and voluntary carbon crediting mechanisms in Asia, identifying relevant policy gaps and giving suggestions based on the lessons and experiences with pertinent policy practices in this region. Overall, carbon pricing practices in Asia are still at an early...

Policy Brief
T7 Policy Brief: T7 Task Force on Climate and Environment
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G7 leaders have already accepted many important concepts related to the environment and sustainability. The G7 agreed to “protect our planet by supporting a green revolution that creates jobs” in 2021 at the Cornwall Summit. However, the challenge is that the G7 has mostly issued general statements of principle rather than committed to concrete...

Book Chapter
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...

Book Chapter
In Groundwater for Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
D.
Suhardiman
O.
Keovilignavong
C.
Clément
J.
Vinckevleugel
S.M.
Bohsung
K.
Xiong
L.
Valee
M.
Viossanges
S.
Douangsavanh
T.
Sotoukee
K.G.
Villholth
K.
Vongsathiane

Groundwater offers smallholder farmers in the lowlands of Lao PDR opportunities to diversify cropping beyond wet season paddy and thus enhance their livelihoods while reducing climate risks. This chapter focuses on evaluating existing and specifically developed groundwater irrigation options on the Vientiane Plain, and framing the findings around...

Working Paper
Author:
Iordanis
Tzamtzis
Atsushi
Sato
Mirella
Salvatore
Martial
Bernoux
Masahiro
Amano

Despite the growing global support for capacity building to improve soil management, the estimation and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals, especially from mineral soils in national GHG inventories, is still very limited. In 2021, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and FAO conducted a global survey to...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Muzamil Ahmad
Rather
Gowhar
Meraj
Majid
Farooq
Bashir Ahmad
Shiekh
Shruti
Kanga
Suraj Kumar
Singh
Netrananda
Sahu
Surya Prakash
Tiwari

In September 2014, Kashmir witnessed a catastrophic flood resulting in a significant loss
of lives and property. Such massive losses could have been avoided if any structural support such
as dams were constructed in the Jhelum basin, which has a history of devastating floods. The GIS based
multicriteria analysis (MCA) model provided three...

Peer-reviewed Article
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A city region is a unit comprising an urban core and surrounding peri-urban and, occasionally, rural areas. The Regional Circulating and Ecological Sphere (R-CES) proposed by the Japanese government is a guiding approach for policymaking that prioritises the harmonised flow of resources between urban and rural areas, low-carbon society, circular...

Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Dongmei
Chen
Darren
Pouliot

Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are one of the most creative advances in Deep Learning (DL) in recent years. The Remote Sensing (RS) community has adopted GANs quickly, and reported successful use in a wide variety of applications. Given a sharp increase in research on GANs in the field of RS, there is a need for an in-depth review of the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Anthropocene Science
Author:
Priya
Priyadarshini
Amit Kumar
Bundela
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Lindsay C.
Stringer
Shalini
Dhyani
Chintala Sudhakar
Reddy
Himlal
Baral
Roldan
Muradian
Madhav
Karki
Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil
Abhilash
Josep
Peñuelas

Reversing ecosystem degradation and halting global biodiversity loss due to climate change and other anthropogenic drivers are essential for socio-economic development and human wellbeing, as well as for advancing global sustainability. The latest initiative in this direction is the ‘Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’, which establishes a...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Urban Science
Author:
Bui Thi Bich
Lien
Nguyen Thi Thanh
Ngan
Trinh Trung Tri
Dang
Tran Thi Kim
Hong
Tran Van
Ty
Ram
Avtar
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh

Protected places such as nature reserves (NRs) are used to maintain ecological balance,
biodiversity, and support surrounding ecosystems. However, the development and operation of
infrastructure such as dikes and sluice gates in NRs, as seen in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta
(VMD), often adversely affects the hydrological regime and water quality...