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In Climate Change Governance in Asia
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Asia is an extremely diverse region, in terms of the political regimes of its constituent countries, and of their level of development and the nature of their civil societies. As such, its countries are producing a wide range of governance approaches to climate change. Covering the diversity of climate change governance in Asia, this book presents...
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In Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia Policy and Governance
More and more researchers are working with cities on innovative responses to climate change. Many of these efforts involve purposive experimentation. These experiments entail collaboration between researchers and policymakers in efforts to introduce small-scale initiatives that open opportunities for large-scale transformations. The promise of...
Conference Proceeding
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On May 20-24, 2019, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (Taiwan EPA) and the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) participated in a twinning technical exchange program in Taipei, Taiwan. The program, which was convened by the Environmental Law Institute in its capacity as the Secretariat for the...
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In Resilient Policies in Asian Cities: Adaptation to Climate Change and Natural Disasters
Enhancing capacity for building resilient cities is a growing concern among policy makers and international communities to minimize the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015–2030) called for urgent need in building resilient...
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In Sustainable Waste Management Challenges in Developing Countries
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Myanmar, the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, has been facing considerable challenges with the management of solid waste in the recent past because of increasing income and consumption patterns, urban growth, and lack of effective waste management policies, treatment, and disposal methods. Waste management is also a crosscutting issue...
Conference Proceeding
持続可能なアジア太平洋に関する国際フォーラム(ISAP2019)
持続可能なアジア太平洋に関する国際フォーラム(International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific: ISAP)は、第一線で活躍する専門家、国際機関、政府、企業、NGO関係者が集い、アジア太平洋の持続可能な開発に関する多様な議論を行う国際フォーラムです。主催機関である(公財)地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)および国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)が関与している国際的なネットワークと協力しつつ、関係者間の情報共有の促進や連携強化を図ることを目的として、毎年日本で開催しています。 ISAP2019の全体テーマは「包摂的な転換(トランジション): 地域循環共生圏の実現に向けたマルチステークホルダーの協力」で...
Conference Proceeding
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2019)
The International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) is held annually to share information and facilitate diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with the participation of front-line experts and diverse stakeholders from international organisations, governments, business and NGOs. ISAP began in 2009 as...
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In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making
This chapter discusses the social and economic impacts of biofuels in East Asia by analyzing four country case studies. Three case study countries are large Asian rapidly developing countries which were expected to be large consumers and producers of biofuels at the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s: Indonesia, India, and China. All...
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In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making
In the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s, there were high expectations in many Asian countries that biofuels could enhance energy security, provide jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There were hopes that biofuels could be produced and consumed on a large scale and high expectations of significant biofuel trade. Some...
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In Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia
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This chapter surveys the landscape of regional governance for sustainability in Asia, focusing on government-related regional and sub-regional institutions and cooperation frameworks related to the environment. Many of these frameworks include multi-stakeholder participation of non-governmental actors, but this chapter does not survey non...