This article presents two case analyses of low-carbon technology transfer between Japan
and China. One technology is waste heat recovery power generation in cement kiln
(WHR system) and the other is co-processing of wastes using cement kiln, namely the
CKK system (Conch Kawasaki Kiln System). The WHR system has significant co-benefit in
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...
This paper examined the role of access to microfinance as an ex-ante measure of income
smoothing on the coping strategies of poor households in north-western Bangladesh during the
phenomenon of seasonal food insecurity known as monga. The analysis suggests that the
nature and intensity of coping strategies adopted by households depends on their
This study attempted to assess household level loss and damage resulting from three cyclones –Sidr, Aila and Mahasen – in Khulna, Patuakhali and Satkhira districts for a sample of households, the coping strategies they adopted, the determinants of these coping strategies, and the role of microfinance in coping and adapting in the aftermath of...
This report examines whether microfinance in its current forms contributes to household
adaptive capacity and how it can do so most effectively. It also discusses how Bangladesh’s
well-established microfinance sector can take advantage of its extensive delivery
infrastructure and good reputation amongst communities to be more involved in...