Publications from the
Urban Environmental Management Programme
Cities as Brands: Osaka City in Japan Reinvents itself
Case Study Series E-149. May 2023.
MEAs and Local Governments: Urban Areas at the Forefront of Environmental Change
Continuing Research Series E-176. November 2022
Environmentally Sensitive Buildings in the Tropics: Design Ideas for Passive Cooling
Emerging Trends Series E-191. June 2010 (Updated March 2023)
Cities and Desertification: The Long Arm of Urban Areas
Concept Note Series E-172.October 2022
in Japan: The ISO 14001 Initiatives of Public Authorities in Japan
Case Study Series E-166. September 2022
Urban Planning and Development: A Japanese Flavour
Case Study Series E-145. July 2022.
Diversity and Homogeneity: Fostering Innovativeness in Local Environmental Management
Concept Note Series E-173. October 2022
Rethinking Port Areas: Japan's Minato Mirai 21
Case Study Series E-162. July 2022.
Challenges in Strengthening Global-Local Linkages
Concept Note Series E-175. November 2022
Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Issues for Urban Environmental Management
Concept Note Series E-143. June 2022
Environmental Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Reduction
Concept Note Series E-139.
Information and Urban Environments
Continuing Research Series E-130
Pre- and Post-Disaster Management: Environmental Management Tools to Reduce Disaster Risks
Management Tools Series E-118.
ISO 14001: A step-by-step guide for Cities
Concept Note Series E-167.
Cities are Not Cities: Importance of Developing Urban Environmental Management Systems
Concept Note Series E-126.
Cities and Urban Vulnerability in the Context of Urban Environmental Management
Concept Note Series E-125.
A Framework for Compiling Baseline Data to Develop a Tyre Reuse and Recycling System
Data Trends Series E-116.
Networking for Urban Environments
Continuing Research Series E-111
Multistakeholder Initiatives in Waste Management: Examples from Japan
Case Study Series E-041. April 2020
Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs) and the Urban Arena: Implications for Global Environmental Processes
Continuing Research Series E-014. April 2015
Cities,EMS and Everything: Putting up a green front
Continuing Research Series E-015. March 2015.
Introduction to Networking among Cities
Concept Note Series E-016. April 2015
TRIALOGUE: Climate Change, Biodiversity and Desertification
Continuing Research Series E-017. June 2015.
Environment and Disasters: Risk Reduction, focussing on pre-disaster prevention and mitigation
Continuing Research Series E-018. June 2015
Disaster Management: A Role for the Private Sector
Policy Analysis Series E-019. March 2015.
Idea Bank: Japanese Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness
Case Study Series E-020. January 2015
Introduction to Environment and Disasters
Concept Note Series E-021. April 2015
Cyclical Interlinkages of disasters and the Environment
Concept Note Series E-022. June 2015.
The Indian Ocean Tsunami and its Environmental Impacts
Case Study Series E-023. June 2015
A sample of the cyclical interrelationships of disasters and the environment
Case Study Series E-024. June 2015.
The Precautionary Principle and CBDM
Concept Note Series E-025. June 2015.
An Overview of Tools for Integrating Environment Management and Disaster Risk Reduction
Management Tools Series E-101. April 2015.
Environmental Education: Creating an environment to educate about the environment
Continuing Research Series E-027. June 2015.
Back to the Drawing Board: A Sustainability Toolbox for Green COnstruction
Management Tools Series E-028. June 2015
What is a green or sustainable building?
Concept Note Series E-029. June 2015.
Introduction to Green Construction
Concept Note Series E-030. June 2015.
Architecture and Green Construction
Concept Note Series E-031. June 2015.
Greenhouse Gas Mitigation for Energy Efficiency
Policy Analysis Series E-032. June 2015.
Looking at the Big Picture: Life Cycle Thinking for the Building and Construction Sector
Emerging Trends Series E-033. June 2015.
Defining Squatter Settlements
Concept Note Series E-036. April 2022.
Greener Construction: Everyone has a role to play
Policy Analysis Series E-034. June 2015.
A Decision Support Tool for Sustainable Building and Construction: The GET Matrix
Management Tools Series E-035. June 2015.
Defining Squatter Settlements
Concept Note Series E-036. April 2015.
Field Observation: Squatter Settlements
Concept Note Series E-150. April 2022.
Waste Management Fact Sheet
Solid Waste Management Framework
Policy Analysis Series E-038, March 2015
Urban Development and urban poverty
Concept Note Series E-151. April 2022.
Waste Management and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
Policy Analysis Series E-039. June 2015
An Urban Waste Management Continuum
Emerging Trends Series E-040. June 2015
Urban Slums: The Sites and Services Approach
Concept Note Series E-152. April 2022.
Examples of Waste Management in Japan (1997-2001)
Case Study Series E-041. June 2015
Intrapolating Global Agreements on Water: A Policy Matrix for Demand Management
Policy Analysis Series E-042. July 2020.
Homelessness - an Issue
Concept Note Series E-153. April 2022.
7+1 Models of Urban EMSs: Bringing it all Together
Concept Note Series E-168.
An Integrated Urban Water Strategy
Policy Analysis Series E-043. June 2015.
Thinking Beyond the Water Can: From Consumption to Conservation
Concept Note Series E-044. June 2015
Understanding the 3R Concept
Policy Analysis Series E-026. June 2015.
The 3R Concept and Waste Minimization
Concept Note Series E-093. June 2015.
Environmental Management and Community Participation: Enhancing Local Programmes
Concept Note Series E-169.
Support Systems for EMS Development and Implementation
Concept Note Series E-170
Understanding Urban Squatter Settlement Development Processes: Some observations from Bengaluru, India
Concept Note Series E-154. April 2022.
Prerequisites and Barriers to Implementing 3R Policies
Concept Note Series E-094. March 2015.
Components of a Sound 3R Policy
Policy Analysis Series E-095. April 2015.
Directions for a 3R Future
Policy Analysis Series E-096. April 2015.
Moving towards a Circular Economy: More than Just 3Rs!
Concept Note Series E-097. January 2021.
Material Efficiency and 3R Objectives
Concept Note Series E-098. June 2015.
Inspiring Ideas from Japan's 3R Initiative
Case Study Series E-099. May 2015.
Info-Sheets: Little Bits of EMS, Make an ISO 14001
Continuing Research Series E-104. September 2015.
Sustainability Dimensions of Transport Systems
Concept Note Series E-113. November 2015.
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