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One emerging issue in Padang City, Indonesia is waste management. In addition to a rise in population, modern lifestyles and tourism development have resulted in burgeoning waste generation, as well as more littering and burning of waste. This problem has exceeded the waste management capacity of the city. Consequently, the Batang Arau river, one...

Policy Brief
Author:
Precious
Benjamin
Jazel Nico
Cruz
Dang
Espita-Casanova

This policy brief aims to answer a critical question: how can policymakers, civil society, and researchers address air pollution, climate change, and socioeconomic equity with inclusive solutions?  The brief argues that much of the answer will involve reframing how policymakers, civil society groups, and researchers perceive the interrelationship...

Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Author:
Hooman
Farzaneh
Mehrnoosh
Dashti
Dagvadorj
Damdin
Zifei
Nie

This article quantifies the environmental, health, and economic co-benefits from the use of solar electricity and heat generation in the Ger area (a sub-district of traditional residences and private houses) in Ulaanbaatar (UB), Mongolia. The quantification of the featured co-benefits is based on calculating emissions reductions from the...

Policy Brief
ASEAN Centre for Energy Policy Brief

1. The ASEAN State of Climate Change Report (ASCCR) presented ASEAN’s mitigation goal: i) Achieve net-zero greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions as early as possible in the latter half of the 21st century; and ii) Cap peak GHG emissions as soon
as possible after 2030 to ensure the net-zero GHG emission goal is met on schedule.
2. However, the updated...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Asian Research Policy

The Paris Agreement sets the goal to limit the global warming to well below 2 °C and preferably 1.5 °C. The recent IPCC report warned that 1.5 °C-warming may occur much earlier than expected. To meet the 1.5 °C target, global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) should be net zero by 2050 or earlier. Increasing number of countries, local...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:

CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND management of forest resources are critical for addressing climate change. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a vehicle for targeted climate actions, including those related to forest management, by countries towards contributing global efforts agreed under the Paris Agreement. Operationalizing climate...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Economics and policy of energy and the environment
Author:
Duc-Truong
Dinh
Thu-Nga
Do
Thi-Thoa
Le
Anh-Duc
Trinh
Duc-Huu
Nguyen
Wilawan
Khanitchaidecha

In Asia, Vietnam is one of the countries severely affected by energy shortages and climate change. Development of renewable energy from livestock wastes, e.g., production of electricity from biogas, is a solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from untreated livestock wastes, as well as energy shortages. So that, biogas...

Book Chapter
In Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia

The widespread adoption of low emissions technologies in rapidly developing countries is critical to resolving the climate emergency.1 However, many fast growing economies lack the energy efficient, renewable, and other advanced technologies needed to mitigate climate change. Technology transfer could help address these countries need. Yet the...

Book Chapter
In Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia

A growing body of evidence suggests that the climate crisis has widened social inequalities. The heightened emphasis on social inequality in international climate negotiations is therefore a welcomed step forward. Another step in this direction involves more explicitly considering the social dimension of co-benefits or “social co-benefits.” This...

Policy Brief
Author:
Maria Katherina
Patdu
Kakuko
Nagatani-Yoshida
Glynda
Bathan-Baterina
Dang Marviluz
Espita-Casanova
Bjarne
Pederson
Markus
Amann
Zbigniew
Klimont
Nathan
Borgford-Parnell
Ken
Yamashita
Kathleen
Mars
Charlotte
Unger
Toshihiko
Takemura
Xianqiang
Mao
Youkai
Xing
Yeora
Chae
Badri G.
Narayanan

Key Messages

  • A reason COVID-19 has had such far-reaching impacts is it stems from multiple interconnected risks. The difficulties that policymakers face in managing related risks not only deepen vulnerabilities to COVID-19 but other planetary crises.
  • Explicitly recognizing and acting to achieve the co-benefits of integrated air pollution...