Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific:

Second IGES White Paper

Re-Uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development

IGES White Paper
Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific:
Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development

21 June 2008 published
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Japan, is pleased to announce the publication of its second white paper Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

This White Paper is a summary of current climate change policies in the Asia-Pacific region and new recommendations, based on strategic research carried out at IGES so far.

The Asia-Pacific is experiencing rapid economic development and, as well as being a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, it is feared that the region will suffer the worst impact. Climate change is the most urgent problem facing the international community and in pursuing a post-2012 framework, attention is focused on ways to deal with climate change in Asia Pacific countries.

This White Paper proposes climate strategies that fully take into account the needs of developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. It looks at the impact of climate change in the Asia-Pacific region and current policies from various aspects such as international framework, market mechanisms, forestry, biofuels, waste, water and business, and sets out policy recommendations that integrate climate change policies and sustainable development and shows the way for new development towards the realisation of a low-carbon society.

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[Table of Contents]
List of Authors / List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes / Abbreviations and Acronyms
Executive Summary
Part I
1. Introduction
2. Aligning Actions on Climate and Development: Asia at the Crossroads
Part II
3. Mitigation and Adaptation ? Sectors and Actors
4. Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries: Risks and Opportunities for Rural Communities in the Asia-Pacific Region
5. Prospects and Challenges of Biofuels in Asia: Policy Implications
6. Urban Organic Waste ? From Hazard to Resource
7. Groundwater and Climate Change: No Longer the Hidden Resource
8. Institutional Changes in Asia in Response to Climate Change
9. Responsible Business - Energy Efficiency Solutions
Part III
10. Conclusions and Recommendations

First IGES White Paper

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In the pursuit of innovative policy
174 pages; Published by IGES

Details (Full-text PDF is downloadable)