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Industry, in the context of this chapter, is mostly confined to the strict definition of the word: -“economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories”. Industry has a major impact on nature and its biodi- versity in Asia and the Pacific, as it does elsewhere in the world. Industry impacts...
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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Christian
Loewe
Providing a decent life and well-being for nearly 10 billion1 people by 2050, without further compromising the ecological limits of our planet and its benefits, is one of the most serious challenges and responsibilities humanity has ever faced. People worldwide rely on the smooth functioning of Earth’s natural life-support systems, in different...
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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Paul
Lucas
Detlef
van Vuuren
Fintan
Hurley
An analysis of pathways towards sustainable development needs a long-term vision. Ideally, such a vision is summarized in a quantitative set of globally agreed key objectives or targets. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in September 2015, conceptualizes sustainable development through 17 SDGs and is further operationalized...
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ADB Conference on Community-based Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation
Lack of economic opportunity has been identified as one of the important bottlenecks for achieving development and empowerment as a result of which several financial inclusion projects and programs have been introduced globally in the past several decades. These financial inclusion instruments range between providing cash at hand to invest in...
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Carbon Pricing Policy in Japan

2016 Spring Conference of the Korean Association of Public Finance (KAPF)
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Third Asian Energy Modelling Workshop on Carbon Pricing and Investment towards Low Emissions: Uncertainty and Potential
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There have been many proposals to address the competitiveness and carbon leakage concerns due to the asymmetric international arrangement for mitigating the global GHG emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. Carbon adjustment at the border has received special attention. The objective of border carbon adjustment (BCA) is to level the playing field...
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23rd International Input-Output Conference, 22-26 June 2015, Mexico City
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The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has identified green economy as one of the important tools for achieving sustainable development, which can provide a significant opportunity to the shift to a new global economic paradigm. Mobilising investments at the economy-wide level towards green sectors and to the greening of...
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57th Autumn Conference of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan
In this study, we investigated trends in the use of remote sensing (RS) to address some major global environmental issues to see if it is being increasingly or decreasingly used to address each issue. We considered several land, water, air, and integrated Earth system issues. Of the 12 environmental issues we considered, there was an increasing...