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Policy Brief

This brief aims to classify the MRV (Measuring or Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) system of GHG emissions/reductions according to its object, aim, methodology and implementation body to demonstrate that there are significant differences between each type of MRV system. It also suggests the need to develop of new type of MRV system for...

Discussion Paper

Japan’s fast-start finance (FSF) commitment is one of the largest amongst developed countries, but it is important to consider the contents of this commitment. Japan has played a significant role in global efforts to finance climate change activities in developing countries, and its FSF commitments account for almost half of the FSF that developed...

Discussion Paper

This paper examines the development of the solar PV and wind industries across China, Germany, India, Japan, and the United States from 2001–2011. It takes a unique, comparative approach to track the policies and incentives put in place by these key competitors, documents the state of play in each market, and determines what policy strategies seem...

Working Paper
Manish Kumar Shrivastava

・ Synergising PAT with International mechanisms is expected to face methodological
challenges and raise concerns about double counting.
・ Stakeholders observe possibility of stringent MRV measures if linked with international
・ PAT scheme may make necessary methodological adjustments and procedural
modifications to fit into...

Working Paper

Asia could accrue significant air quality, public health, and climate co-benefits from mitigating short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as black carbon and tropospheric ozone (O3). Realizing these co-benefits will require bridging a research-policy divide. This policy brief outlines pragmatic steps to help narrow that divide in Asia.