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IGES In-house seminar
Biofuels have been rapidly taken up by many countries in the Asia and Pacific region in order to meet their energy demands and developmental needs. Biofuels have been attributed to have advantages such as mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy saving while producing them, and provision of employment. There are several studies...

Need to Reform International and Domestic Rules?

COP13 side event "Lessons learned from CDM capacity building: Is there a need to reform internation" 10 Dec 2007, Bali, Indonesia
Discussion Paper
Yati A. Bun
Despite reform of forest law to embrace the concept of sustainable forest management and the development of a raft of subordinate regulations/guidelines to implement the Forestry Act, forests in Papua New Guinea (PNG) continue to be degraded by industrial-scale commercial logging operations. Numerous independent reports over the past two decades...

AAU trading

Climate Change & Business, 22 Nov 2007, Kiev, Ukraine
Remarks:organiser; Point Carbon
Policy Report
This report presents the results of IGES research on public timber procurement policy to date. It includes a comparative analysis between Japan’s policy and those of several European countries. In addition to providing recommendations for further strengthening Japan’s policy, the report identifies a generic set of elements that public timber...
Discussion Paper
Proceedings of International Symposium on EcoTopia Science 2007 in Nagoya
Currently economic integration in East Asia is accelerating along with a political movement towards creation of an East Asia Community. Regional economic integration could promote sustainability through generating higher incomes and facilitating clean technology transfer on the one hand, but equally it could cause natural resource degradation due...
4th Asia DME Forum, Kitakyushu, Japan.
Biofuels have attracted much attention due to the exciting potential opportunities for them to contribute to increasing energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. However, there are also fears that, in practice, these opportunities may not be realised, and biofuels may...