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Discussion Paper
This paper provides some background information on coal industry transition that has occurred recently in China, and shows prospects for better transition management with a focus on employment. Using statistical data and scenario analysis results provided in existing literature, changes in coal consumption, production and international trade in...
Technical Report
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio
This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
Author:
Michael
Lettenmeier
Viivi
Toivio
This commentary summarises the key findings and implications of the study on Lifestyle Carbon Footprints: Long-term targets and case studies of the carbon footprints of household consumption. This study introduces and develops an approach to establishing lifestyle carbon footprints: greenhouse gases directly emitted during and indirectly induced by...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Energy Economics
Author:
Yibing
Zhao
Can
Wang
Yuwei
Sun
This paper studies the effect of carbon emission trading schemes in China and identifies the factors that influence companies' willingness to pay for carbon emissions, as expressed by the increase in energy costs due to the national carbon market. A questionnaire with a multiple-bounded discrete choice format was designed and 555 valid samples were...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Haireti
Alifu
Yukiko
Hirayabashi
Jean-Francois
Vuillaume
Akihiko
Kondoh
Minoru
Urai
The Shaksgam Valley, located on the north side of the Karakoram Mountains of western China, is situated in the transition zone between the Indian monsoon system and dry arid climate zones. Previous studies have reported abnormal behaviors of the glaciers in this region compared to the global trend of glacier retreat, so the region is of special...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Energy Policy
Author:
Yongbin
Fan
Applying data gathered from 105 cement companies, this paper gives an analysis of how business views the upcoming national greenhouse gases emissions trading scheme in China. Despite a good overall understanding, the surveyed companies have not been able to prepare properly for the implementation of this policy. They still need training to enhance...
Policy Report
Author:
Yongfeng
Nie
Yiying
Jin
This publication is intended to provide expert-based assessment of regional progress of 3R policy implementation in China, particularly in response to the Hanoi 3R Goals (2013-2023) adopted at the 4th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific in Hanoi in March 2013.
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
Author:
Weishi
Zhang
David
Stern
Wenjia
Cai
Can
Wang
Households may imperfectly implement energy saving measures. This study identifies two factors resulting in imperfect use of energy-saving technology by households. Households often continue to use old technologies alongside new ones, and the energy-saving technologies have shorter actual lifetimes than their designed lifetimes. These two factors...
Presentation
The International Symposium on Regional Green Development
Funded by the Government of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has been conducting empirical studies on carbon pricing in Northeast Asia. The related policy progress is generally laggard in this region compared with that in Europe. One of the main barriers may be attributed to the high resistance from...
Research Report
While being broadly framed as 17 separate and diverse elements, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets inherently interlink with one another making up indivisible parts of sustainability from a systemic perspective. Actions or measures taken for achieving one goal may be mutually reinforcing or contradictory with achieving...