Post Kyoto

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Presentation
National Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation
The post-2012 climate regime is expected to provide impetus to climate risk reduction, moving forward from mitigation only approach it has taken so far. Several proposals have already been submitted by Parties to the Convention on how best such risk reduction can be obtained under the Convention. However, most of these proposals seem to miss the...
Conference Proceeding
This is a summary report of the "International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2011)" held in Yokohama, Japan on 26-27 July 2011. With growing interest in sustainable development, looking towards Rio+20, ISAP2011 discussed "governance for sustainable development" and "green economy", which are the main themes of Rio+20. It also...
Book Chapter
In Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Asian Perspectives
Adaptation is a priority agenda for many developing and vulnerable countries in the world. Adaptation requires substantive resources in terms of financial and human resource capacity. While most of adaptation actions can be planned and implemented at the national level using national resources, there still is a large gap between needs and available...
Issue Brief
This IGES brief is based on the outcomes of our consultations on post-2012 climate regime and pertinent literature review. The brief suggests that the future climate regime should create incentives to promote only those biofuel projects and programs that provide net positive energy, environment, and developmental benefits; institute necessary...
Presentation
IGES-NIES-UN ESCAP Policy Forum on Towards a Copenhagen Consensus: Opportunities and Challenges, 9-10 October 2008, Hotel El Inn, Kyoto, Japan
The Bali Roadmap, agreed in COP 13, has brought the adaptation financing and governance issues to the fore front. It also effectively liked the issue of climate change with disaster risk reduction indicating various measures to be taken in a future climate framework in order to reduce climate risks effectively. This presentation, made at IGES-NIES...
Presentation
Policy Forum on Integrating Asia’s Concerns on Energy Security into the Post-2012 Climate Regime
Biofuels continue to attract countries in Asia due to various driving forces that include energy security, development and environmental benefits. While biofuels do offer these benefits to a certain extent, they are not free from caveats. There is an increasing debate that these caveats could be tackled through a global climate change framework...
Discussion Paper
The 12th session of the Conference of Parties (COP12) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the second session of the Conference of Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP2) were held in Nairobi, Kenya from 6 to 17 November, 2006. The Nairobi conference primarily focused on...