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Executive Summary: The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the latest movement of the emissions trading scheme (ETS), with a focus on the three key Asian carbon markets in Tokyo, China (esp. the pilots) and the Republic of Korea (hereinafter abbreviated as Korea). The key findings are as follows: - As of 2017, the global share...
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Author:
Katherine Rittenhouse
Peter Sopher
Daniel Francis
Stefano De Clara
Jeff Swartz
This case study covers the experimental Japanese voluntary ETS, the J-Credit System, the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program, the Joint Crediting Mechanism, Commentary on Market Functioning, and Policy Distinction. Remarks: This case study is co-authored by the IGES, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the Environmental Defense Fund...
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Assuming all thermal power plants currently planned for construction and replacement are put into operation, coal-fired and gas-fired power plants need to operate below 56% and 43%, respectively, of their capacity factor in order to achieve Japan’s electric power sector’s voluntary emissions intensity targets for 2030. However, the voluntary...
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The focus of disaster risk reduction has changed from response-based approaches to pre-disaster preparedness, mitigation and risk reduction approaches over the course of the last 25 years. However, the progress of this transition in focus has been slowed by a narrow perspective on risk reduction, which is yet to be fully mainstreamed into climate...
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Financial inclusion, which aims to provide appropriate financial services to disadvantaged and economically marginalised segments of society, contributes to both sustainable development and climate change adaptation. The creation of enabling regulatory frameworks, guidelines and supportive infrastructure by governments is key to the further...
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The Paris Agreement calls for an acceleration of support to developing countries to develop their national adaptation plans (NAPs) and integrate climate change adaptation into development policies. Eleven out of 14 surveyed countries already have their own NAPs or equivalent, and NAP preparation is underway in the remaining three countries. However...
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国家気候変動戦略によれば、ベトナムは低炭素社会とグリーン成長に向けて、現代的な工業国になるという目標達成のため、国際的な資金支援、技術移転を活用し気候変動問題に対し積極的に対応していくことを示している。日本との二国間クレジット制度(JCM)の開始や、将来的な炭素市場形成の検討など、京都議定書以外での新たな取り組みが始まっており、本稿ではベトナムの気候変動緩和策の実施、計画状況について整理し、今後の課題について検討する。
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2014年4月、京都議定書に批准する先進国の温室効果ガス(GHG)排出量および2013年までの京都メカニズムクレジット(以下、京メカクレジット)の取得量が公表された。本レポートでは京都議定書第一約束期間における達成手段をまとめた。 ・日本は、2008年から2012年における実際のGHG排出量が初期割当量を上回ったが、森林吸収源(Removal unit: RMU)、チェコ、ウクライナ、スイスからのAssigned Amount Unit (AAU)、クリーン開発メカニズム(CDM)プロジェクトに投資して直接取得したCertified Emission Reduction(CER)を主に活用して、GHG排出量の基準年比8.4%減を達成した。 ・EU15は、AAUを9.89億t-CO2他国に移転...
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In April 2014, the Annex B countries of the Kyoto Protocol published the number of transactions of Kyoto units that had taken place by the end of 2013 as well as the GHG emissions of the Annex B countries in 2012. This report summarises how each country achieved their emission reduction targets during the first commitment period of the Kyoto...