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Low Carbon Urban Infrastructure Investment: Cases of China, Indonesia, and Japan

APN Global Change Perspectives
Author:
Joni Jupesta
Ping Jiang
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A series of decisions made at COP18 in Doha, Qatar imposes considerable restrictions on the use of the Kyoto mechanisms by countries that do not submit greenhouse gas reduction targets for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, including Japan.

This policy brief overviews the limits to Japan’s use of the Kyoto mechanisms due to the...

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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...

Keywords:
MRV
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Despite its conceptual ambiguity, NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) provides a practical opportunity for developing countries to achieve low-carbon development. This policy brief assesses the formulation process of NAMAs in selected Southeast Asian countries with three essential criteria: technical, mainstreaming and institutional...

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The Kyoto Protocol, adopted in 1997, committed industrialised countries to accept legally-binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions collectively by an average of 5% below 1990 levels in the first commitment period from 2008 to 2012. According to the latest report by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

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Author:
Kok, M.T.J.
Metz, B.
Verhagen, A.
van Rooijen, S.N.M.

From 20 to 22 September 2006, the international workshop "Integrated Development and Climate policies: how to realise benefits at national and international level?" was held in Paris, France. IGES is the one of the co-organizers.

Over one hundred policy makers, researchers and representatives of the private sector and NGOs came together to discuss...