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Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development - IGES White Paper

— country: Asia
— type: Reports

The White Paper consists of three main parts. Part I contains detailed discussions on climate change strategies. Part II looks at climate change related issues in several sectors including forestry, energy (biofuels), waste management, and groundwater, as well as key institutional and industry developments in response to climate change challenges. Part III brings together the main conclusions and recommendations.

Author/Editor
IGES
Publishing Year
2008

The objectives of the White Paper are:

  • To feature the most important environmental policy agenda for the region in 2008 - a response to the challenges posed by climate change in Asia and the Pacific;
  • To broadly summarize the current climate change situation in Asia and identify emerging issues, and to review effective policy approaches that have been adopted in the region;
  • To present a number of broad policy recommendations that will promote sustainable development focussing on climate friendly development for the region, drawing from IGES research programmes, where appropriate; and
  • To identify the critical policy research agenda over the next decade for the region.

While examining climate change issues from multiple perspectives, the White Paper summarizes current policy responses from around the Asia-Pacific region and attempts to sort effective climate change policy from non-effective policy. The White Paper attempts to set out general principles and priorities to promote the adoption of successful mitigation and adaptation policies that would fully accommodate the national needs and situations that vary so widely in the region. A particular focus is on Asia-Pacific regional positions regarding post-2012 policy regimes and possible negotiating positions, which builds on research and consultations conducted by IGES at multiple levels over the past few years.

 

The Japanese version "アジア太平洋の未来戦略:気候政策と持続可能な開発の融合を目指して" is available at: http://enviroscope.iges.or.jp/modules/envirolib/view.php?docid=1577

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