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Policy Brief

Agricultural certification schemes are increasingly requiring concession holders to prevent deforestation when they develop plantations but do not sufficiently address forest restoration, which is necessary to prevent further biodiversity loss. This policy brief recommends, by focusing on palm oil, that agricultural certification schemes strengthen...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Science of Total Environment
Author:
Deha Agus
Umarhadi
Wirastuti
Widyatmanti
Ali P.
Yunus
Khaled Mohamed
Khedher
Ali
Kharrazi
Ram
Avtar

Peatlands in Indonesia are subject to subsidence in recent years, resulting in significant soil organic carbon loss. Their degradation is responsible for several environmental issues; however, understanding the causes of peatland subsidence is of prime concern for implementing mitigation measures. Here, we employed time-series Small BAseline Subset...

Discussion Paper

Hydrogen is a potentially transformative multi-functional fuel that could help many countries achieve ambitious decarbonisation targets. High concentrations of heavy industries and rising transport emissions make hydrogen’s potential particularly enticing in Asia. However, hydrogen’s widespread deployment requires assessing multiple dimensions of...

Fact Sheet
Author:
Fedor
Myasoedov
In Japan, over 460 municipalities, so-called “Zero Carbon Cities” along with the national government have committed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050. It aims to create ”domino effect”, in which the best performing Zero Carbon Cities knock down other municipalities to turn the whole country to be carbon neutral. Goto City, a...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Atmosphere
Author:
Charlotte
Unger
Nathan
Borgford-Parnell
Kathleen
Mar

Few challenges pose a greater threat to a healthy planet and people than air pollution and climate change. Over the past three decades, research has demonstrated that integrated solutions to air pollution and climate change can yield co-benefits that support cost-effective, coherent policies. However, research on co-benefits has yet to generate...

Peer-reviewed Article
Author:
Mudan
Wang
Xianqiang
Mao
Youkai
Xing
Jianhong
Lu
Peng
Song
Zhengyan
Liu
Zhi
Guo
Kevin
Tu

The global trade of solar photovoltaic (PV) products substantially contributes to increases in solar power generation and carbon emissions reductions. This paper depicts global PV product trade patterns, explores emissions reduction potential, and evaluates the impeding effect of tariff barriers on global PV product trade and emissions reductions...

Training or Learning Material

On December 15th, 2009, the People’s Council of Hoi An City approved a Resolution on “Building Hoi An as an Eco-City”, with three specific criteria aiming to ensure balanced and sustainable development, not only promoting economic and social development, but also focusing on environmental protection. During the process of building the eco-city, Hoi...

Book Chapter
In Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Tsutomu
Ichikawa

In this novel and integrated MAR approach, an offsetting scheme under the concept of payment for ecosystem services (PES) is used to enhance groundwater recharge along the Shirakawa River in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The scheme gives a cash incentive to farmers who pond their abandoned rice fields for groundwater recharge. For a specified period...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Zuzy
Anna
Ben
Satriatna

Integrating climate actions and the SDGs poses some major governance-related challenges, in the forms of horizontal integration across different governmental agencies and vertical interactions among different levels of administrative decision making, while at the same time ensuring effective participation of relevant stakeholders in the...