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Conference Proceeding
EcoDesign 2015

Economic analysis of environmental policy asserts that the negative impact of economic activities on the environment constitutes an externality. Environmental policies are designed to deal with externalities either by internalizing environmental costs or imposing specific standards for environmental pollution. In this research we aim to clarify the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production

Existing research on business participation in voluntary environmental programs emphasizes a variety of explanations, including regulatory pressure and incentives, market pressure, self-regulation, and firm size. However, most of this literature focuses on cases from North America and Europe. The contribution of this research is to examine how well...

Working Paper

This is the summary of a working paper to strengthen linkage between UNFCCC and Cities for transformative actions. In order to accomplish 2-degree Celsius target, national target and local climate change actions should be linked. UNFCCC/COP needs a mechanism linking the mid-term national vision, and climate change actions by the Non-State Actor...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In The Jakarta Post

Fears about the costs of stopping climate change are one of the main obstacles to reaching an agreement in Paris. These costs, however, are actually quite modest when compared to the size of the global economy and wealth — and they should be easily affordable.

An estimated US$3 trillion a year is needed for climate-related activities and broadly...

Issue Brief
Ken Howard
Ricardo Hirata
Kelly Warner
Radu Gogu
Daniel Nkhuwa

• groundwater is a major source of urban supply worldwide and aquifer storage represents a key resource for achieving water-supply security under climate change and extended drought
• private waterwell construction for urban in-situ self-supply tends to escalate as a ‘coping strategy’ during periods of inadequate utility water service...

Data or Tool

This dataset can be used by researchers to test different land use/land cover mapping methods using crowdsourced geographic data and Landsat satellite imagery. The study area is the Laguna de Bay area of the Philippines, and the satellite data is from 2014-2015. This dataset will also be available on the "UCI Machine Learning Repository" (https:/...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management

As resource consumption rates soar, especially in rapidly industrialising Asia, improving resource efficiency will be an important agenda. This study analyses socio-economic conditions and policy statements on natural resources in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,
Thailand, and Vietnam, to explore their motivation for resource efficiency...

Conference Proceeding

Stabilising Climate through Low Carbon Actions in Asia: Road to COP21 and Beyond

Data or Tool

This training manual is based on a series of workshops on gender and climate change held in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam in the context of the ADB regional technical assistance program 'Harnessing Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives to Benefit Women' (RETA 7914). The manual provides trainers, policy makers, and practitioners with background...