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Discussion Paper
Author:
Mahadevan
Ramachandran

Rapid urbanisation has led to a host of environmental and social issues in Asia, with increased energy consumption being the most alarming. Effective low carbon development policies aimed at rational land use, energy efficiency, and improved public transport and an emphasis on renewable energy sources are the need of the hour. Such efforts are...

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An analysis was carried out on local and national political factors that corroborated the adoption and diffusion of environmental practices at city level via Asian intercity networks as a part of a series of studies on international intercity network programmes for the environment in Asia. This paper focuses on how participating cities in...

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Remarks:

This paper was revised and the new title is 'Practical guide for improved organic waste management: climate benefits through the 3Rs in developing Asian countries'. The authors recommend readers to follow the revised version that has corrected proof and updating data on waste generation and national policies relevant with waste management...

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Under ADB's TA 6069-REG: National Performance Assessment and Subregional Strategic Environment Framework for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), a first attempt at a subregional environmental assessment was prepared towards the end of the project (ADB 2006). Under this project (referred to as SEF II), the emphasis was on national environmental...

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Component 3 of the Core Environment Program (CEP) for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) deals with environmental performance assessment (EPA) and sustainable development planning. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is primarily responsible for the sustainable development planning, while the United Nations Environment...

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From the outset of the National Performance Assessment and a Strategic Environmental Framework for the Greater Mekong Subregion (SEF II) in 2003 the selection of the right set of indicators was seen as the key step in the conduct of an environmental performance assessment (EPA) as shown below.
Step One: Selecting policy concerns
Step Two: Adapting...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Ranjith Perera
Ariva Sugandi Permana
Wanpen Charoentrakulpeeti

Cities in Asian developing countries are generally characterized by a relatively high density, low levels of motorization, relatively high public transport and bicycle usage, high density corridor orientations radiating from the city centre, and generally mixed land uses (SUTP, 2003). This statement brings into two situations; first, with respect...

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Author:
Ranjith Perera

Urban land use observably induces and generates traffic particularly where segregation among categories of land uses are distinct. Zoning in land use that distinguishes residential and commercial zones would create the needs of motorized transport due to journey to works and other purposes, provided that the proximity between residential and...

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APEIS/RISPO Final Report

The transport sector provides vital services in urban areas, but at the same time causes serious urban problems. The negative effects of urban transport activities include air pollution, accidents, congestion, noise from road transport, energy consumption, and consumption of land and other natural resources for the production of vehicles and
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環境の危機が叫ばれる中、ファクター4、10レベルの改善を達成する可能性を持つ取り組みコンセプトとして「製品サービスシステム(Product Service System)」等のシステムイノベーションコンセプトが提唱されている。このイノベーションコンセプトは、「消費者が求めているのは製品そのものではなく製品により提供される機能である」との前提に立ち、従来と異なる方法で消費者の要望を満たそうとするもので、製品リース・レンタル等をオルタナティブな機能提供方法として提案している。一方で、研究が進むにつれて「期待された程の大幅な環境負荷低減に繋がることは少ない」、「消費者受容性に問題がある」等の問題点も指摘されるようになった。本稿では、オルタナティブな機能提供方法の中でも環境負荷低減効果が高いとされる...