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「合法伐採木材等の流通及び利用の促進に関する法律(通称「クリーンウッド法」」は、2016年5月20日に公布され、2017年5月20日に施行された。またその実施のため、施行規則、判断基準省令、様々な文章が主務省(農林水産省、経済産業省及び国土交通省)によって定められている。しかし様々な規定がこれらの文章の中で相互に引用されつつ書かれているため、全体を通じて理解することが難しい。このため、様々なクリーンウッド法関連文章をまとめて事項ごとに再整理し、理解の促進を試みた。
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National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
On 1 May 2020, the National Institute of Urban Affairs, NIUA, (autonomous body under India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga, NMCG, (under India’s Ministry of Jal Shakti) organized an Ideathon on “The Future of River Management”. The purpose of this Ideathon was to use the current COVID-19 crisis as a...
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The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s largest emitter of GHGs, and its cities account for a major share of these emissions. To achieve either the 1.5oC or 2oC global targets and NDC targets, mitigation actions must be taken in and by cities. The urban nexus approach can help urban stakeholders understand sectorial interlinkages and opportunities...
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UNESCAP - Urban Nexus Policy Brief 2019
Key Messages: ✓ The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s largest emitter of GHGs, and its cities account for a major share of these emissions. Out of the top 10 CO2 emitting cities globally, six are located in the region. Asia-Pacific cities have key roles to play in achieving the 1.5oC/2oC global climate targets. ✓ A total of 45 countries in the...
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UNESCAP - Urban Nexus Policy Brief 2019
Key messages ✓ Cities are home to over half of the world’s population and are centers of growing resource demand. In many cities, the immense demand for resources is driven by the conventional silo approach to resource management, inefficient production systems, and resource-intensive lifestyles. Efforts to improve efficiency in urban systems by...
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国連気候行動サミット(2019年9月23日、ニューヨーク)に向けて、国連事務総長の以下の要請に応える日本の気候行動に対して提言を行ったClimate Transparency及びIGESによる「The Ambition Call: Japan」の日本語翻訳版。 ―1.5℃の地球温暖化に関する気候変動に関する政府間パネル(IPCC)特別報告書と整合する具体的かつ現実的な計画を提示すること ― 2020年までに自国が決定する貢献(NDC)を引き上げること ―今後10年間で温室効果ガス(GHG)排出量を45%削減し、2050年までに正味ゼロを達成すること
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Author:
Alexandra
Ralevski
Anke
Fischer
Jeanette
Lim
Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – provides a virtually infinite source of inspiration for technological innovation. Thousands of designs and strategies from thousands of unique species and ecosystems are being uncovered and mimicked for applications as diverse as surgery and space exploration. At the same time, however, unique species...
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Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) can contribute to global goals for biodiversity conservation and dealing with climate change, while also contributing locally to human security and wellbeing. SEPLS are, however, under threat around the world. SEPLS have been promoted under the Satoyama Initiative by the International...
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T20 Japan Task Force 3: Climate Change and Environment
This policy brief suggests six priorities for developed and emerging economies represented by G20 countries to mainstream circular economy and society globally, as follows: 1) need to capture the momentum raised by public attention on marine plastic pollution; 2) raise the level of ambition of Extended Producer Responsibility; 3) provide policy...
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T-20 Climate Change and Environment
Scientific evidence suggests that cumulative GHG emissions have already caused climate change, which tolled victims all over the world but quite often charged disproportionally high costs to poor segment of the world, and substantial mitigation actions are needed to avoid irreversible catastrophic change in ecosystems that underpin very human...