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Conference Proceeding
Author:
Anna Oposa
Mo Maguyon

The Circular Economy for Plastics (CEP) Private Sector Workshop was held on 1 and 3 December 2021 through the online platform, Zoom. Over twenty participants representing micro, small, to medium enterprises (MSMEs),corporations, and associations in the private sector gathered to discuss existing circular economy initiatives in six Philippine cities...

Book Chapter
In Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering: 12th ICSECM
Author:
Bhagya
Nallaperuma
Lin
Zih-Ee
Jithya
Wijesinghe
Safa
Rashid
Selim
Karkour

During the twentieth century, the growth of global water consumption was twice the population growth and at this juncture, many comprehensive policy agendas focused on increasing the limited availability of freshwater to meet ever-growing and competing demands. Hence sustainable water consumption has become a primary concern of the building...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Author:
Lin
Gao
Roshanak
Darvishzadeh
Ben
Somers
Yu
Wang
Jochem
Verrelst
Xiaofei
Wang
Clement
Atzberger

Understanding how biophysical and biochemical variables contribute to the spectral characteristics of vegetation canopies is critical for their monitoring. Quantifying these contributions, however, remains difficult due to extraneous factors such as the spectral variability of canopy background materials, including soil/crop-residue moisture, soil...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Forests and Global Change
Author:
Hiratsuka
Motoshi
Hozumi
Hashiguchi
Miki
Toda

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has been implemented over the past decade, and has led to a restructuring of forest governance systems in host countries. In the case of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, which is promoting REDD+, activities have been implemented at national, sub-national and project scales...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Fatemeh
Rafiei
Saied
Gharachelou
Saeed
Golian

Climate change and overpopulation have led to an increase in water demands worldwide. As a result, land subsidence due to groundwater extraction and water level decline is causing damage to communities in arid and semiarid regions. The agricultural plain of Samalghan in Iran has recently experienced wide areas of land subsidence, which is...

Presentation
7IMDC Evidence-Based Policy for Environmentally Sound Management of Plastics in Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Avanthi
Igalavithana
Yohan
Mahagamage
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Fujio
Kojima
Yu
Fukunaga

Contamination by microplastics has become a burning environmental concern due to their rapid distribution in the oceans. Oceans receive a large number of microplastics annually via river waters, direct dumping, and transportation. The cargo ship of X-Press Pearl was sunken in the seabed at a depth of about 21 m which was anchored off Colombo Port...

Presentation
Author:
Maria Antonia
Tanchuling
Ezra
Osorio
Maria Deandra
Andal
Ma. Brida Lea
Diola

Microplastic pollution is one of the emerging and challenging environmental issues that we face today. Freshwaters, sediment, fauna, flora and air are increasingly reported to be contaminated with tiny plastic fragments and fibres, particles smaller than 5mm. These microplastics often originate from land-based sources such as direct littering...

Book Chapter
In Assessing, Mapping and Modelling of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Huang
Wanhui

This chapter contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the island socio-ecological system by a synthesis of the state and trend of, and the drivers of changes in ecosystems and their services, focusing on mangroves in Ishigaki Island. The current extent of mangroves on the Island is limited to small patches along a few river estuaries, which...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Ajay Kumar
Taloor
Anil Kumar
Singh
Amit
Kumar
Jayant Nath
Tripathi
Maya
Kumari
Bahadur Singh
Kotlia
Girish Ch
Kothyari
Surya Prakash
Tiwari

The study evaluates the impacts of India’s COVID-19 lockdown and unlocking periods on
the country’s ambient air quality. India experienced three strictly enforced lockdowns followed by
unlocking periods where economic and social restrictions were gradually lifted. We have examined
the in situ and satellite data of NO2 emissions for several...

Peer-reviewed Article
In BioScience
Author:
Neil
Waters
Michelle
Marvier
Noémie
Monnin
Daniel
Salkeld

A hallmark of the media publicity surrounding COVID-19 has been the message that land change causes zoonotic diseases to spill over from wild animals to humans. The secondary peer-reviewed literature sends a similar message. However, as indicated in the primary peer-reviewed literature, the complexity of interacting variables involved in zoonotic...