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Peer-reviewed Article
In Energy Policy

In this paper we pointed out a hidden inequality in accounting for trade-related emissions in the presence of border carbon adjustment. Under a domestic carbon pricing policy, producers pay for the carbon costs in exchange for the right to emit. Under border carbon adjustment, however, the exporting country pays for the carbon costs of their...

Commissioned Report
Author:
Theng Lee Chong
Li Jinhui
Piya
WANPEN
Prasad
MODAK

Due to a rapid increase in waste generation in Asia, recycling businesses are increasing their already significant contribution to sustainable solid waste management. At the same time, improper practices of recycling businesses can also generate serious health and environmental impacts. There is therefore a clear need to promote the scaling up of...

Peer-reviewed Article
In 21st Conference of International Input-Output Association

From 1971 to 2010, world trade grew fast by 10% per year on average (World Trade Organization 2011). The rapid growth of international trade contributes not only national economic growth but also increasing environmental pressures, such as raw material extraction and depletion, carbon emissions, water resource deterioration and landscape change and...

Presentation
2013 International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP)
Author:

The Kyoto Protocol required only developed countries to reduce their emissions but did not require developing countries to do so, and this created an asymmetric condition for developed and developing countries to implement domestic climate policies. Implementing a domestic climate policy in developed countries, such as an emission trading system or...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Carbon Management

For effective and practical implementation of border carbon adjustment, it is crucial to determine the carbon content of imports/exports. In this paper we discussed two criteria. One is direct carbon emissions, which accounts for direct emissions generated from production. The other is embodied emissions which accounts for the total emissions...

Commissioned Report

Draft final report: RETA 7450 Project Preparation Support for Livable Cities; Component 2: Regional Knowledge Sharing (IGES Component) - Study area 2 Promoting recycling in municipal solid waste management through sustainable business models

Author:
Piya
Wanpen
Jinhui
Li
Prasad
Modak
Theng, Lee Chong

This report provides in-depth analysis of recycling business in Thailand, China, India and Malaysia.

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In IGESニュースレターWhat's New From IGES

インドでは最近、バイオ燃料に関する国家政策が最終決定されたが、多くの州では以前から、雇用創出や荒地を利用した燃料生産を目的とする農村開発政策の一環としてバイオ燃料が推進されてきた。雇用の促進に関しては、一部の州で全国農村雇用保障制度等の政府支援プログラムを活用したバイオ燃料の推進が図られており、同制度は、小規模農家や土地を持たない労働者に対して年間最低100日間の雇用保障を目標としている。また、州政府には、現地のニーズに応じた独自の開発プロジェクトを策定する柔軟性が与えられており、バイオ燃料作物の開発に焦点を当てたプロジェクトが実施されているところもある。

最も注目されているバイオ燃料作物はジャトロファであるが、他にクロヨナ等の作物を用いた取り組みも進められている...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In What is New from IGES

Biofuels have been promoted in many Indian states as part of their rural development strategies, long before the recent finalisation of India’s national policy on biofuels, in order to generate employment and produce fuel locally using existing wastelands. To promote employment, some states have promoted biofuels using nationally sponsored...

Policy Brief

 現在アジアの開発途上国では、産業活動の集中がもたらす負の影響に対処するための懸命な取り組みが行われている。産業エコロジー理論の影響を受けた多くの地域では、経済発展を阻害せずに産業の環境負荷を軽減する戦略として、エコタウンやエコインダストリアルパークが推進されている。これらのエコアプローチが採用されているのは、現時点ではまだ都市部を拠点とする従来の製造業に限られているが、製造業を中心とする国々にとっては優れたモデルとなる。
 一方、従来型の製造業だけでなく新たな産業の導入を進めている国の場合は、農村地域、特にまだ自然が残る都市農村境界域に開発のチャンスが秘められている。これらの地域では既に、原材料の供給源と都市部市場への平等なアクセスを目的とした新興産業のクラスターが形成されているが...

Policy Brief

Developing countries in Asia are struggling to cope with the negative impacts of concentrated industrial activities. Inspired by the theory of industrial ecology, eco-towns or eco-industrial parks are frequently promoted in many localities as a strategy for reducing the environmental burden of industry in a way that is consistent with economic...