Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services


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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...

Issue Brief
English
June 2019 Topics:
In APN Science Bulletin

The Ganges basin provides essential water for drinking, irrigation, industrial use and power generation. Global climate change will affect the water availability in the basin and...

Author: 
Devesh
SHARMA
G.M. Tarekul
ISLAM
Rabin
MALLA
Peer-reviewed Article
English
June 2019 Topics:
In ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Deep learning (DL) algorithms have seen a massive rise in popularity for remote-sensing image analysis over the past few years. In this study, the major DL concepts pertinent to...

Author: 
Lei
MA
Yu
LIU
Xueliang
ZHANG
Yuanxin
YE
Gaofei
LIN
Peer-reviewed Article
English
June 2019 Topics:
Ecosystems-based approaches in G20 countries

Ecosystem-based (EB) approaches have been strongly promoted in various international environmental and development processes. As a result, they are gaining increasing attention...

Discussion Paper
English
May 2019 Topics:
Sustainable cities

Urbanization plays a significant role in how the sustainable development goals (SDGs) can be achieved by countries and regions since they can deliver the benefits of SDGs to a...

Climate fragility risks

Climate change impacts on natural and human systems are increasing. Often affecting fragile economic, social and political systems, climate change is considered to be a serious ‘...

Author: 
Ishiwatari, Mikio; Djalante, Riyanti; Mavrodieva, Aleksandrina; Gomez, Oscar; Wataya, Eiko; Shaw, Rajib
Research Report
English
May 2019 Topics:
agricultural transformations

Food production and productivity improvements have contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty and reduced hunger and malnutrition, but are associated with patterns of...

Book Chapter
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May 2019 Topics:

Climate-fragility risks are on the rise globally and developmental paths taken by countries could be attributed to this rise. To understand the link between development and climate-...

Book Chapter
English
May 2019 Topics:

Policies are the channels through which governments influence society and make course corrections for intended consequences. Institutions have the power to influence policy...

Book Chapter
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May 2019 Topics:

Equity and Fairness constitute important aspirations that most governmental and non-governmental stakeholders strive to achieve in their interventions. Equity and fairness have high...

Book Chapter
English
May 2019 Topics:
GAR19
In UNISDR Global Assessment Report 19

This paper presents results from a regional survey conducted on the globalization of local risks through investments in the vulnerable regions of Asia. Some countries that have been...

Peer-reviewed Article
English
May 2019 Topics:
GAR19
In UNISDR Global Assessment Report 19

This paper evaluates the current institutional and policy environment in the ASEAN region, which is known as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change impacts in the...

Peer-reviewed Article
English
May 2019 Topics:

The Asia-Pacific region faces a fundamental dilemma. Over recent decades the region has achieved tremendous economic growth that has lifted millions of its people out of poverty and...

Book
English
May 2019 Topics:

Key messages
-If current processes impacting land continue, the region risks transgressing the boundaries of a “safe operating space”.
-A vision of sustainable...

Book Chapter
English
May 2019 Topics:

Key messages
- Inherent complexity in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a barrier to their application to land management. A better conceptual understanding can...

Book Chapter
English
May 2019 Topics:

パーム油は、西アフリカ原産のアブラヤシの実を搾った油脂から作られる。日本で消費される植物油のうち菜種油についで2番目に多く消費され、国民一人当たり年に4~5リットル消費している(WWF 2015)。食用油、マーガリン・ショートニング、スナック菓子、化粧品、洗剤など幅広い用途に使用されている。また、...

Author: 
Commentary
Japanese
May 2019 Topics:

This Chapter highlights selected resilience and sustainability measures that can be implemented in cities and towns now to ensure that our communities, as well as future generations...

Author: 
Aruna
DIAS
Neil
LOPEZ
Jiyoon
SONG
Yuta
UCHIYAMA
Book Chapter
English
May 2019 Topics:
In Sustainability

Over the last 25 years, the global area of certified forests has grown rapidly and voluntary forest certification has become recognized as an eective tool to engage international...

Author: 
Allison
LEWIN
Karen
MO
Sara
GABAI
Peer-reviewed Article
English
May 2019 Topics:

This fact sheet shows flood modeling results for the San Cristobal subwatershed of the Philippines. The flood-affected area is expected to increase by ~47% from 2015-2025 due to...

Author: 
Milben
BRAGAIS
Damasa B.
MAGCALE-MACANDOG
Fact Sheet
English
May 2019 Topics:

This fact sheet shows flood modeling results for the San Juan subwatershed of the Philippines. The flood-affected area is expected to increase by ~10% from 2015-2025 due to planned...

Author: 
Milben
BRAGAIS
Damasa B.
MAGCALE-MACANDOG
Fact Sheet
English
May 2019 Topics:

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