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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...
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Climate change is a global problem that calls for global actions. The Kyoto Protocol under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently the only international climate regime that sets legally-binding commitments for countries to mitigate climate change. Commitments under the protocol cover only the years between 2008 and 2012...
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Urban environmental management is a challenge faced by many cities in Asia. At the same time, developing cities in Asia confront a number of other issues as well. While on the one hand some cities are enjoying the benefits of rapid economic growth, many of these cities are also experiencing a huge influx of poor from the surrounding areas, and some...
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Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) Final Report: Paradigm Shift towards Sustainability for Asia and the Pacific -Turning Challenges into Opportunities
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-Executive Summary -Comparison of Options Available to Japan for Acquiring Emission Certificates 1.Current situation in Japan 2.Options -pros and cons 3.Conclusion -Comparative evaluation of options -Background Paper 1: Current Japanese Climate Policy from the Perspective of Using the Kyoto Mechanisms 1.Introduction 2.Climate policy development in...
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Cities in rapidly industrialising regions of Asia are confronted with multiple tasks for economic development and environmental protection. They tend to give priorities to immediate and local issues, and consider global warming as a far-away issue. The nature of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from cities is not well understood in Asia. In...