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Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 内側から見た中国最新環境事情 第60回/June 2020 Global Net Series
地球・人間環境フォーラムの月刊環境情報誌、「グローバルネット」に地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)北京事務所所長の小柳秀明が、中国の最新環境事情を現地滞在レポートとして偶数月で連載しています。
Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Author:
Chihiro
Haga
Marimi
Maeda
Wataru
Hotta
Takahiro
Inoue
Takanori
Matsui
Takashi
Machimura
Masahiro
Nakaoka
Junko
Morimoto
Hideaki
Shibata
Shizuka
Hashimoto
The introduction of renewable energy (RE) is essential for building a sustainable society. However, RE can cause conflicts between energy production and biodiversity conservation. This study conducted a scenario analysis to evaluate potential conflicts in the nexuses between energy and biodiversity for the Bekambeushi River watershed located in...
Working Paper
While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Travel Behavior and Society
The spread of online taxi services is transforming mobility patterns in many of the world’s rapidly motorizing cities. Yet few studies have systematically assessed which factors are behind this transformation. This article fill this critical knowledge gap for the three fast-growing cities of Indonesia, namely, Semarang, Bogor and Bandung. The...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 新型コロナパンデミックは中国の⼤気環境を改善したか︖
今年第⼀四半期に中国で⼤流⾏した新型コロナウイルス感染症の影響により、中国の⼤気汚染が具体的にどの程度改善されたのかについて、中国政府が公式に発表している⼤気環境モニタリングデータを⽤い、地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)北京事務所所長の小柳秀明がマクロ的に考察した結果を紹介。
Data or Tool
The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...
Policy Brief
Author:
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...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In 中国における新型コロナウイルス感染症の流行と大気環境の改善に関するマクロ的な考察(速報)
中国において新型コロナウイルス感染症(COVID-19)が流行し、都市封鎖や外出等の制限が行われた2020年2月及び3月の大気汚染の状況について、流行前の状況及び前年同期の状況と比較した。単純な比較では25~38%程度改善されていたが、流行前後の季節変化による影響や毎年の大気汚染対策の進展による改善効果等を考慮して改善の程度を推定すると、新型コロナウイルス感染症の流行による社会経済活動の縮小により大気環境が20%程度改善されたのではないかと推計された。
Book Chapter

Numerical Simulation to Quantify Present Statusand Future Prediction of Water Quality of To-Lich River, Hanoi, Vietnam

A few decades ago, the surface waterbodies in Hanoi, Vietnam, were an important source of water for various usages. However, because of the rapid global changes, the current status of most of the river system is very critical from the environmental, aesthetic and commercial usage points of view. Henceforth, this research work focused on assessing...