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Discussion Paper

Policy Considerations for establishing environmentally sound regional material flow in East Asia

International Conference on "Sustainable resource management, raw materials security, Factor-X resource productivity - tools for delivering sustainable growth in the European Union"
This paper was presented at International Conference on "Sustainable resource management, raw materials security, Factor-X resource productivity - tools for delivering sustainable growth in the European Union", December 6-7, 2006, Bruges, Belgium
Policy Brief
The Kyoto Protocol, adopted in 1997, committed industrialised countries to accept legally-binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions collectively by an average of 5% below 1990 levels in the first commitment period from 2008 to 2012. According to the latest report by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...
Discussion Paper
Author:
Pan Haixiao
Shanghai is one of the largest prosperous cities in China with the population over 17million. From the 1940’s the major urban planning strategy is trying to de-centralize the overcrowded population in the central part of the city, where the density was even as high as 70000 people/sq.km, now decreased to 40000 people/sq.km. The still very high...
Discussion Paper
Author:
Ranjith Perera
Urban land use observably induces and generates traffic particularly where segregation among categories of land uses are distinct. Zoning in land use that distinguishes residential and commercial zones would create the needs of motorized transport due to journey to works and other purposes, provided that the proximity between residential and...
Presentation
the Better Air Quality Workshop, 2006, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Policy makers in many large cities in Asia recently started to consider the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as an option for their urban transport. This research aims to uncover the reason why introductions of BRTs in Asia were accelerated around 2004 from the perspective of lesson-drawing. Specifically, through comparative study of policy process for...
Conference Proceeding
Contents: (1) State and the Community in Water management Case of the Damodar Valley Corporation, India by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt (2) Rewarding Communities for Keeping Rivers Clearn? First Steps in a River Care Program in West Lambung-Indonesia by Rudy Harto Widodo, S. Suyanto et. al. (3) Consumers Education, Representation and Participation in...
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...
Presentation

Introduction of the Asian Mayors' Policy Deialogue for the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Cities

Second Meeting of the Regional EST Forum in Asia, 11-12 December, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Author:
Ministry of the Environment
United Nations Center for Regional Development
Policy Brief
Author:
Kok, M.T.J.
Metz, B.
Verhagen, A.
van Rooijen, S.N.M.
From 20 to 22 September 2006, the international workshop "Integrated Development and Climate policies: how to realise benefits at national and international level?" was held in Paris, France. IGES is the one of the co-organizers. Over one hundred policy makers, researchers and representatives of the private sector and NGOs came together to discuss...
PR, Newsletter or Other
Topics: - Sino-Japan CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) Cooperation Programme Investors' Forum - IGES Holds Consultations with Key Asian Stakeholders on Climate Regime Beyond 2012 - The Ryutaro Hashimoto APFED Awards 2006: Winners Announcement - IGES Co-hosts South Asia 3R Expert Workshop Remarks: Japanese version: http://pub.iges.or.jp/modules...