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This report discusses possible ways to enhance the Parties’ contributions to climate mitigation and finance, and draws lessons for the international negotiations leading up to the Paris climate agreement. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the dynamic nature of the climate regime, looking not only at the Paris climate agreement but...

Policy Brief

Local authorities play a key role in tackling climate change as the ground implementers of national greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies. They are expected to measure, report and verify data on city-level GHG emissions in a credible and sustained manner by referring to national and global protocols and methodologies, coordinating data...

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

APN Global Change Perspectives
Joni Jupesta
Ping Jiang

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the centrepiece of a new global agreement on what society seeks to become over the next fifteen years. This agreement envisages a world free from poverty and deprivation, and where the fundamental conditions for human prosperity—healthy ecosystems, a stable climate, and a clean environment—are safely...


Regional Integration is stepping up in Asia. The launch of the ASEAN community by the end of 2015 and the possible establishment of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signal a new era of deepened regional integration. These and other regional initiatives will influence how Asia develops...

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Integrating Sustainable Development Goals into a Post-2015 Development Agenda

Norichika Kanie
Naoya Abe
Masahiko Iguchi
Yang Jue
Ngeta Kabiri
Yuto Kitamura
Shunsuke Managi
Tomohiro Tasaki
Taro Yamamoto