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Policy Report
Author:
World Business Council For Sustainable Development
IGESは、一般社団法人日本経済団体連合会(経団連)との共同により、持続可能な開発のための世界経済人会議(WBCSD)作成の「人権に関するCEOガイド」の日本語翻訳版を発行しました。 本ガイドは、企業が人権問題に取り組むことの重要性やCEOのための行動のポイントを解説するものです。公害や気候変動問題に代表されるように、環境問題によって引き起こされる人権問題が多くあります。また、資源調達においては、児童労働や強制労働といった人権問題と森林破壊といった環境問題が同時に発生することも少なくありません。人権問題への対処および環境問題と人権問題の統合的解決に向け、ぜひ多くの企業の皆様に本ガイドを活用いただければ幸いです。
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Contributing Papers for the 2019 Global Assessment Report
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Paul
Pavelic
Andrew
Ross
Groundwater is a de-facto source of water during drought and emergencies. In a broader perspective, the traditional short-term strategy of using groundwater to combat water deficits during drought needs revisiting. The objective of this paper is to examine the relevance and options for developing and adopting such groundwater-based natural...
Research Report
Author:
The Ganges basin provides essential water for drinking, irrigation, industrial use and cooling of power generation facilities. Changes in the water availability induced by global climate change will impact on economic development as well as human life in this basin and beyond. Water competition among major consumers will become fiercer in the...
Working Paper
IWMI Working Paper
Irrigated agriculture has become an important focus of the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) for addressing poverty alleviation, food security and climate change. Most irrigation systems to date have relied upon surface water, limiting irrigation development to areas close to streams, rivers and reservoirs. To address this gap, a...
Briefing Note
Author:
Tsutomu
Ichikawa
Karen G.
Villholth
Payments for ecosystem services (PES) is a market-based mechanism aimed at sustaining the flow of such services. Through a PES scheme, beneficiaries or users of the ecosystem service(s) compensate the provider or manager of those services, directly or indirectly. The provider and beneficiaries agree on the terms and conditions of the PES and...
Conference Paper
Stockholm World Water Week 2018 Session on "Groundwater-based natural infrastructure solutions: The missing link to resilience?"
Kumamoto is a rare case of fully functional PES for over 13 years; Willingness between buyers and sellers is one of the basic conditions for establishing PES. However, willingness are always not sufficient condition for groundwater recharge, which are difficult to quantify and verify; Role of intermediary institutions such as local agriculture...
Issue Brief
Author:
Devesh
Sharma
GM Tarekul
Islam
Pham Thi Mai
Thao
The Asia-Pacific region is facing the challenges of securing water, energy and food. These challenges are intensifying due to economic growth and transformation, population growth, unsustainable land and resource use, changing lifestyles and climate change. As they are interconnected, to avoid major trade-offs these challenges need to be addressed...
Discussion Paper
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed to be “integrated and indivisible, balanc[ing] the three dimensions of sustainable development." The growing need for integration has given rise to a number of tools and research that can help capture synergies and avoid trade-offs across goals and targets. These include tools that employ...
Policy Brief
ACIAR Policy Brief
Author:
ACIAR
Groundwater can provide irrigation for rural communities where surface water is absent or unreliable. Technical, institutional and capacity limits have prevented rural communities from using groundwater for irrigation, and researchers have not demonstrated how to extract and use groundwater effectively for agriculture. A recent Australian-funded...
Presentation
Workshop on “Harnessing of Water-Energy-Food Nexus for Making Path of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Country Actions”
In the first part, the author provided a background on the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nation General Assembly on 25th September 2015, along with a set of 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon referred as a universal, integrated and...