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Adopted in 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were intended to motivate governments and the international community to address the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. However, most countries are not on pace to achieve the SDGs. The economic and human toll of the...

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Enhanced collaboration with countries with advanced technologies is essential to closing greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation gaps in developing countries’ energy consuming and producing sectors. However, traditional models of technology transfer tend to focus on the sale of expensive technologies to developing countries, often subsidised through aid or...

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Author:
Supat
Wangwongwatana

This report presents the existing EIA systems and implementation practices in Thailand as of December 2014 and their challenges and recommendations. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the systems of assessment (EIA and environmental and health impact assessment or EHIA) and their procedures; Chapter 2 identifies major challenges and opportunities...

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Research on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) has been based more on air pollution and energy models than how existing policies affect the model’s recommended actions. This article analyses how Thailand’s policies influenced attempts to control a critical source of SLCPs: open burning. In 2012, Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) led...

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YCU-IGES Joint Seminar on Low-Carbon and Smart Cities
Editor:
Hidefumi
Imura
Yuka
Hayakawa

The YCU - IGES Joint Seminar on Low-Carbon and Smart Cities was held on 24 and 26 July 2012 on the occasion of the 4th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2012), in Yokohama, Japan. The seminar was composed of two parts: Part 1 on “Urban Challenges for a Green and Smart Economy”, and Part 2 on “Urbanization Knowledge...

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The 2nd International Conference of the Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (PERL): Beyond Consumption - Pathways to Responsible Living

This paper provides a discussion of the methodological challenges that are faced in trying to evaluate the effectiveness of Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) policies and programmes. Two as-pects of behaviour change are investigated: the driving factors and conditions for behaviour change towards SC and the ways in which governments can...

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The problem of transboundary air pollution has become increasingly evident in East Asia in recent years and there is a pressing need to build an effective framework for international cooperation on the atmospheric environment. However, there are gaps among countries with regard to their views on transboundary air pollution and their stances on...

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There is a pressing need to build an effective framework for international cooperation on the atmospheric environment in order to solve the problem of transboundary air pollution, which has become apparent in recent years in East Asia. However, there are gaps among countries with regard to their opinions on transboundary air pollution and their...