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In 2005, IGES launched the consultation "The Asia-Pacific Consultations on Climate Regime Beyond 2012" to promote new and constructive thinking in the Asia-Pacific region on future actions against climate change beyond 2012, and to contribute to the shaping of a future climate regime that adequately reflects the concerns and developmental...
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Climate change is a global problem that calls for global actions. The Kyoto Protocol under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently the only international climate regime that sets legally-binding commitments for countries to mitigate climate change. Commitments under the protocol cover only the years between 2008 and 2012...
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Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) Final Report: Paradigm Shift towards Sustainability for Asia and the Pacific -Turning Challenges into Opportunities
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Urban environmental management is a challenge faced by many cities in Asia. At the same time, developing cities in Asia confront a number of other issues as well. While on the one hand some cities are enjoying the benefits of rapid economic growth, many of these cities are also experiencing a huge influx of poor from the surrounding areas, and some...
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-Executive Summary -Comparison of Options Available to Japan for Acquiring Emission Certificates 1.Current situation in Japan 2.Options -pros and cons 3.Conclusion -Comparative evaluation of options -Background Paper 1: Current Japanese Climate Policy from the Perspective of Using the Kyoto Mechanisms 1.Introduction 2.Climate policy development in...