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A Bayesian analysis of climate change risks for the Japanese pulp and paper industry
The business sector is one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in Japan, and it has faced various physical impacts caused by climate change. However, the knowledge of how the business sector in Japan should react to ...
Risk matrices for effective environmental management
Risk matrices are the most common tool for environmental decision-making in organisations. However, it is constantly seen how organisations fail to protect the environment from the risks their activities, products and ...
Greenhouse gas emissions associated with online food delivery services
The food service industry has seen the advent of online food delivery services (OFDS), due to the development of online retailing and rise of mobile phone usage. OFDS are growing in popularity around the world and are ...
How far can community engagement go in EIA?: A case study for the MMRP in the Parkville community.
As a planning tool, public participation has been encouraged in environmental impact assessment (EIA) to evaluate the possible impacts any development project could cause to the urban setting (Christie, 2008). Nonetheless, ...
Shifting ecological awareness through ArtScience experiences.
Human activities are having a profound detrimental impact on our planet’s biodiversity, yet we have not observed a commensurate shift in people’s mindset to achieve a more harmonious relationship between people and nature. ...
Like Icarus ascending: divergent rationalities in the climate movement on solar geoengineering
Solar geoengineering has emerged as a controversial proposal to address global heating by modifying the reflectivity of the earth, reducing incoming solar radiation. This research comprises a qualitative investigation into ...
A review of opportunities and challenges in restructuring integrated watershed management in federal Nepal
This research review is entirely based on a systematic review of relevant literature on Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) practices around the world, in order to draw learnings for Nepal—as it is moving towards practicing ...
Mining the rural: a Foucaultian exploration of power, identity and transition in south-central Queensland
Over the last decade, mining and energy development in Queensland rapidly increased, spreading into regions previously dominated by agriculture. This process has had uneven effects on local communities and has provoked ...
Responsible Investment in Blue Carbon Resources: “Constraints and potential motivations to attracting large-scale private capital investment in blue carbon resources”
Coastal marine ecosystems provide critical climate change mitigation benefits and ecosystem services. The moniker blue carbon can be applied to coastal marine ecosystems comprising mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses. ...
Carbon implication of demolition and construction in urban China: Changsha City as a case study
Ever-increasing emissions of greenhouse gases have triggered global warming, severely limiting the sustainable development possibilities of human society. China is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and is ...