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Discussion Paper
In Asia, private sector has been the engine of much of recent economic growth, while its regional growth has kept the entire world growing. However, this expansion also came with a cost of environmental sustainability that starts shaking the development process itself. Increasing awareness and growing public concerns about the negative...
Policy Report
In 2005, IGES launched the consultation "The Asia-Pacific Consultations on Climate Regime Beyond 2012" to promote new and constructive thinking in the Asia-Pacific region on future actions against climate change beyond 2012, and to contribute to the shaping of a future climate regime that adequately reflects the concerns and developmental...
Non Peer-reviewed Article

Asian Perspectives on a Future Climate Regime

In Australasian Emissions Trading Forum Newsletter
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In What's New From IGES (IGES newsletter)
Recent catastrophic events, such as Tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Hurricane Katrina in the United States and tropical storm Damrey in northern Vietnam, received great attention in the public media due to their extensive human and infrastructure-related losses. While such events cannot be attributed solely to climate change, the Third Assessment...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In What's New From IGES (IGES newsletter)
気候変動への適応:アジアの開発へ向けた重要課題 気候政策プロジェクト上席研究員 アンチャ・スリニヴァサン 2005年11月 最近、インド洋の津波や米国を襲ったハリケーン「カトリーナ」、ベトナム北部を襲った熱帯性暴風雨「ダムレイ」など、大きな自然災害が世界各地で甚大な人的被害や都市基盤の損壊をもたらしたことがマスメディアで大きく取り上げられた。こうした自然災害はすべてが気候変動に起因するわけではないとされているが、「気候変動に関する政府間パネル第三次評価報告書(TAR)」によると、今後は気候変動が原因で異常気象の頻度や強度が増す恐れがあるといわれている。残念なことに、これまで全世界の気候変動に関連する災害の九割はアジア太平洋地域で起きており、1970年代以来、50万人以上の人命が失われている。...