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Research Report

A Comparative Study on the Environmental Impact of Korea-Japan Free Trade: IGES/NIES/KEI Joint Research Project Report

Kang, Sang In
Kim, Jae Joon
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No. 1

The Kyoto Protocol was signed at the third Convention of the Parties (COP 3) in 1997, and its participating nations are now formulating national and international guidelines to achieve the protocol’s goals as they wait for it to come into force. At the same time, nations not participating in the protocol are taking measures to achieve parallel...

Discussion Paper

Impacts of climate change are likely to be severe in the Asia-Pacific region but adaptive capacity is weak in most countries and communities. As much of the adaptation is site-specific and has to be developed at the individual and community level, it is crucial to harness local knowledge in designing adaptation strategies. Focus group interviews...

Non Peer-reviewed Article

GHG emissions from energy use: Challenges for Asian cities, Guest articles

In APN Newsletter
Policy Report

The guidelines and recommendations for promoting local participation in forest management for Indonesia, Lao P.D.R. and Far East Russia, as the outcome of the second phase research (FY2001-FY2003) of the IGES Forest Conservation Project.

This guidelines and recommendations consist of (i) village action guidelines (VAG) for villagers and other...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Forest research

Currently, many researchers argue in favor of decentralization, as it facilitates more locally based and innovative forest policy. However, many local government administrations, especially those of municipalities, lack sufficient resources to function efficiently under a decentralized regime. There is an urgent need to reassess administrative...