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IGES Biennial Update Report (BUR) Database provides key information reported in biennial update reports (BURs) submitted by Non-Annex I Countries to the UNFCCC. According to UNFCCC COP decision 2/CP.17, non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR by December...

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Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for low carbon development: Learning from experience in Asia (Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Kenta Usui, Aya Watarai, Yusuke Takagi (edt.))

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• The wastewater sector—particularly wastewater-biogas-energy (WBE) system—presents an opportunity to reduce GHG emissions and tap into renewable energy. In Thailand, several WBE projects have been introduced through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as well as by “unilateral” investments from the private sector in order to treat...


Win-win solutions for climate change and waste management, focusing on co-benefits

Regional Workshop of the Greater Mekong Sub-region to share the lessons learnt from the Viet Nam experience on the National Strategy of Integrated Solid waste Management/ 3R, 28-29 July, Viet Nam
Sustainable and Low-Carbon Development in Indonesia and Asia: Is Indonesia in good position toward Low Carbon Societies?

Agriculture plays an important role in the national economy and food security of Indonesia. Increasing food production while not impacting climate change is a challenge to be met. In order to meet growing food needs, Indonesia plans to expand cultivable area by focusing on unused peat lands and peat lands delineated for commercial purposes. Peat...

Energy security and climate change: Issues, strategies and options, 6-8 August 2008, Bangkok, Thailand

Biofuels have attracted significant interest because of their potential to reduce CO2 emissions, but the extent to which they can actually do so has not been clearly determined. Nevertheless, many countries in the region have either started producing or have plans to produce bioethanol and biodiesel, and have set long term targets for them to...

Discussion Paper

Due to the growing number of cities and urban residents, cities have increasing contribution to global environmental issues. Many studies pointed out that city administrative level is a crucial and ideal scale to address global issues. Nevertheless, integrating global concerns into local management remains a difficult task for a majority number of...

Policy Report

This report summarizes the points of the two flexibility measures, GHGs emissions trading and joint implementation, focusing on former instrument, adopted in the Kyoto Protocol, aiming at identifying the issues for designing how the regime works efficiently and what points should be settled. Proposals are also mentioned especially focusing on the