Climate change and shifts in land use/land cover (LULC) are critical factors affecting the environmental, societal, and health landscapes, notably
influencing the spread of infectious diseases. This study delves into the intricate relationships between climate change, LULC alterations, and the
prevalence of vector-borne and waterborne diseases in...
The main aim of this study is to comprehensively analyze the dynamics of land use
and land cover (LULC) changes in the Bathinda region of Punjab, India, encompassing historical,
current, and future trends. To forecast future LULC, the Cellular Automaton–Markov Chain (CA)
based on artificial neural network (ANN) concepts was used using...
How can Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships manage plastic pollution in developing countries? See what we learnt from Indonesia, Ghana, and Vietnam about National Plastic Action Partnerships (NPAP) in this report. We describe the challenges of plastic pollution and the need for Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP) and describe an emerging MSP process...
This study delves into the patterns of urban expansion in Kabul, using Landsat and Sentinel
satellite imagery as primary tools for analysis. We classified land use and land cover (LULC) into
five distinct categories: water bodies, vegetation, barren land, barren rocky terrain, and buildings.
The necessary data processing and analysis was...
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic
has presented unprecedented challenges to global health and economic stability. Intriguingly, the
necessary lockdown measures, while disruptive to human society, inadvertently led to environmental
rejuvenation, particularly noticeable in decreased air pollution...
Crafting a comprehensive strategy to mitigate the impact of droughts, a complex geo-hazard
profoundly affecting socio-economic aspects, entails the creation of a drought vulnerability map as
a primary step. This study harmonizes geospatial techniques and the Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy
Process (fuzzy AHP) to formulate such a map for northwestern...
The NH 58 area in India has been experiencing an increase in landslide occurrences, posing
significant threats to local communities, infrastructure, and the environment. The growing need to
identify areas prone to landslides for effective disaster risk management, land use planning, and
infrastructure development has led to the increased...
IGES Biennial Update Report (BUR) Database provides key information reported in biennial update reports (BURs) submitted by Non-Annex I Countries to the UNFCCC. According to UNFCCC COP decision 2/CP.17, non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR by December...