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Climate Smart Development in Asia: Transition to Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Economies

Edited By: Ancha Srinivasan, Frank Ling, Shuzo Nishioka and Hideyuki Mori

250 pages, b/w illustrations, tables


Paperback | Feb 2012 | #180903 | ISBN-13: 9781844078622
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Hardback | Feb 2012 | #180904 | ISBN-13: 9781844078615
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About this book

The future of China, India and Asia's other emerging economies and their ability to take a 'low-carbon' and 'climate-resilient' development path will determine the future of global carbon emissions and climate change. The transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy (LCE), which involves many steps towards improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources and transport systems, sustainable land use, eco-friendly consumption and proactive adaptation, may be regarded as the world's fourth revolution, after the industrial revolution, agricultural revolution, and the information revolution.

Asia is highly vulnerable to impacts of climate change. Yet because of its dynamic economies and massive populations, Asia offers the greatest opportunity for overcoming the trade-offs and pursuing low-carbon development pathways. With a growing consensus that there is limited time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, scientists, engineers, policymakers, and economists across Asia have recently begun discussions on how Asia can make a transition to LCE. Most discussions, however, focused on transfer of technologies from developed to developing countries and overlooked other equally important challenges such as financing, governance, and information dissemination.

This book is the first to look at these neglected aspects of LCE and attempt to integrate both market-based and technology-based solutions into a comprehensive strategy to creating a roadmap for LCE in Asia.


Part I: Introduction
1. Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Economies in Asia: An Overview

Part II: Case Studies
2. LCE in Japan: Scenarios and Prospects
3. The Potential for LCE in India: Industry and Transportation Sectors
4. Policies for Wind Energy Deployment: Challenges and Opportunities for LCE in China
5. The Potential for Voluntary Approaches to Realize LCE: Private-public Partnerships in Taiwan

Part III: Enabling Conditions
6. Enabling Technology Deployment for LCE: A Case Study of Coal-Fired Power Plants in China and India
7. Financing for LCE in the Context of Future Climate Regime Negotiations
8. Enabling Transition to LCE in Asian Cities: Drivers, Barriers and Solutions
9. Enabling Information Policy Frameworks for LCE: The Case of Hydropower
10. Enabling Bioenergy Deployment for LCE: Methane for Cooking in India

Part IV: The Way Forward
11. LCE in Asia: Looking Back to Move Forward

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Ancha Srinivasan is a Principal Researcher and Manager of the IGES Climate Policy Project.

Frank Hiroshi Ling is a visiting researcher at the IGES Climate Policy Project.

Shuzo Nishioka is a senior visiting researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES.)

Hideyuki Mori is the IGES Vice President.

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