Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies
Bringing Climate and Development Together in Asia
Air Pollution Co-benefits: Mitigating Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs)
Recent advances in atmospheric science demonstrate some air pollutants pose an immediate threat to local and national air quality while also disrupting regional and global climate systems. Those advances have led to calls for mitigating short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as black carbon and tropospheric ozone (O3). IGES research on air pollution co-benefits aims to bridge science and policy on SLCPs in Asia. IGES also serves as a non-state member of the Climate Change and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), a voluntary multilateral initiative promoting actions that reduce SLCPs.
Gender Co-benefits: Empowering Women through Climate Finance
Women typically play an important role in mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs), but often lack the incentives and training to access climate finance. IGES research on gender co-benefits seeks to expand access to climate finance for women in Asia. This research is implemented as part of an Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance project. The project is funded by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF).
Urban Co-benefits: Making Low Carbon Cities Sustainable
Many of Asia's cities are experiencing the social and environmental costs of rapid urbanization. In consequence, policymakers in Asia are increasingly confronted with the following dilemma: how to improve mobility, energy security, and air quality while reducing fossil fuel consumption and GHG emissions? IGES research on urban co-benefits seeks to develop tools and training to quantify co-benefits; and propose policy and institutional reforms needed to realize estimated reductions.