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Enabling Asia to Stabilise the Climate

Editors: Nishioka, Shuzo (Ed.)

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  • Provides a quantitative analysis of GHG mitigation potentials in the Asian region as a whole as well as in selected key countries
  • Features roadmaps for achieving drastic emission reductions, and presents case studies where analysis and roadmaps are integrated within the actual policy development process
  • Introduces good practices in selected key sectors, providing valuable points of reference for policymakers, international organizations, researchers, and the private sector
  • Sends a clear and encouraging message: “Asia can achieve a low-carbon society”
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This book presents good practices in Asia and ASEAN countries for effectively promoting advances in response to climate change, which can help to achieve sustainable development in Asia and around the world. As a proposal, the aim is to influence the discussions at COP 21 by providing a positive agenda with concrete actions from an Asian perspective. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 describes the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction scenario from an Asian perspective and in line with global 2 ° targets. Based on modeling analysis, the studies demonstrate the theoretical potentials and send the policymakers at COP 21 the positive message that “Asia can reach the target.” As Asian countries vary in terms of their economic strength, country-specific scenario studies for the two giants China and India as well as for Japan and Vietnam are introduced to show the different approaches for each country. Part 2 shows successful examples of how modeling analysis are reflected in actual policy development, which provides practical guidelines to help policymakers develop their own roadmaps with stakeholder dialogue, not only in Asia but also in other regions of the world. The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) roadmap development in Thailand as well as the Iskandar Malaysia project show at the country and city level how researchers and policymakers are working closely to succeed. Part 3 focuses on a number of sector-specific activities including transportation, forestry, capacity development, and inventory work in Asia. Rather than discussing the Low Carbon Society (LCS) concept in detail, the respective chapters highlight unique, concrete, and practically applicable examples from Asia, showing how Asian countries are addressing climate change mitigation issues in a collaborative manner, an approach that can be replicated in other regions. While the ultimate goal of this book is to facilitate international climate regime making, local government and international organizations (United Nations, World Bank, and others) officers, researchers, international NGO/NPOs, consultants, students (particularly those studying international relationships or environmental studies), as well as reporters will find this book useful in broadening their understanding of low-carbon development in Asia.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • GHG Reduction Potential in Asia

    Pages 3-22

    Masui, Toshihiko (et al.)

  • Transition to a Low-Carbon Future in China Towards 2 °C Global Target

    Pages 23-40

    Kejun, Jiang (et al.)

  • India’s GHG Emission Reduction and Sustainable Development

    Pages 41-54

    Shukla, P. R. (et al.)

  • Eighty Percent Reduction Scenario in Japan

    Pages 55-66

    Masui, Toshihiko (et al.)

  • Potential of Low-Carbon Development in Vietnam, from Practices to Legal Framework

    Pages 67-89

    Lam, Nguyen Tung

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-981-287-826-7
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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Softcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5713-8
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enabling Asia to Stabilise the Climate
Editors
  • Shuzo Nishioka
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-826-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-826-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-825-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5713-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 270
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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