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Satoumi in an Okinawan coral reef system
In a remote part of Japan, stakeholders are cooperating to preserve the area’s exceptional ecology.
Can REDD ever become green?
Social and other safeguards are needed if REDD initiatives are to cut GHG emissions while doing no harm and benefiting indigenous peoples.
Satoumi in Ago Bay: Embracing integrated coastal management
A bay, historically prized as the marine product supplier to Japan's Imperial Court, is being revived.
The roots of cooperative capitalism run deep in Japan
In the face of today's pressing global issues, cooperative behaviour offers sustainable solutions.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Summer’s lesson
Kanazawa's vibrant local cuisine reflects the diversity of the fresh foods provided by the surrounding sea, fields and mountains.
Roads and stables mean greener Tajik pastures
A unique collaboration is helping mobilize rural pilot communities to improve small-scale infrastructure and halt land degradation.
Discovering the wonders of the coconut
With an array of uses from energy and construction to medicine, this versatile palm has been sustaining communities for thousands of years.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Spring’s lesson
The delicate colours of nature in spring have been a major source of inspiration for Kanazawa's local silk-dyeing artists.
Standing strong: Anniversary of the Tohoku Disaster
The coastal communities in the Tohoku-Kanto region have pulled together in their rebuilding efforts.
Converting geothermal knowledge into megawatts
A Ph.D. Fellow at the UNU Geothermal Training Programme explains why geothermal energy is key for developing nations like hers.
From mountain to sea: A vision for the rebuilding of Tohoku
An oyster farming author shows how tsunami-hit Tohoku should rebuild by tapping into the region's rich traditions.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Winter’s lesson
A look at many features of Kanazawa’s cityscape that have developed in response to the winter climate.
Lessons from the seasons: Biodiversity in Kanazawa
An innovative UNU multi-media project explores how biodiversity influences cultural traditions in a Japanese city.
Bye bye nukes in Japan by 2012
Our World 2.0 video interviewed the lead author of a Greenpeace plan that proposes the phase out of Japanese nuclear energy by 2012.
Transition Fujino — Prospects for a better future
The people of Transition Town Fujino seek ways of making their community resilient.
Japanese gardens: a haven for moss diversity
Japan's famed traditional gardens can contribute to the understanding of urban ecosystems and the preservation of moss biodiversity.
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