India has committed itself to rapid and large-scale renewable energy (RE) capacity addition. As part of its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, India intends to achieve a 40% share of installed power generation capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030 (UNFCCC NDC Registry 2017).

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the environment and climate change in Asia. It first gives an overview of the environmental challenges facing the region and summarizes the economic impacts of climate change. It also offers in-depth discussions of environmental regulations, environmental governance, environmental evaluation, and the growth of carbon markets in Asia. The volume finally explores the relationship between globalization and the environment, particularly through informative case studies on the People’s Republic of China and India.

This paper is designed to provide comprehensive details on the carbon markets across the major Asian economies and with specific attention to the Chinese carbon market. Particularly discuss the carbon markets across the major northeast (the People’s Republic of China [PRC], Japan, and the Republic of Korea) Asian economies.

Policy makers should focus on improving access to safely managed wastewater management services. Even though access to improved sanitation facilities has improved, progress in access to safely managed sanitation services is still slow. Globally, 4.5 billion people still lack access to safely managed sanitation.

Placing Asian economies onto a sustainable development pathway requires an unprecedented shift in investment away from greenhouse gas, fossil fuel, and natural resource-intensive industries toward more resource-efficient technologies and business models. The financial sector will have to play a central role in this green transformation.

Develop the concept of aggregate emission targets, which are goals for national emissions but do not dictate the forms of regulation used to achieve the goals. Compare aggregate emission intensity, quantity, and price targets adopted at the national level but implemented cost effectively at the

The recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are expected to guide development through the 2030 time horizon. The 17 SDGs cover many areas, such as poverty, health, sustainable development, and the environment.

This paper aims to investigate the effects of urbanization, renewable and non-renewable energy consumption, trade liberalization, and economic growth on pollutant emissions and energy intensity in selected Asian developing countries from 1980 to 2010.

This policy brief discusses two types of disaster risk financing (DRF) tools that can act as policy options for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Asia and the Pacific.

This paper studies how East Asia's trade composition and orientation have changed over the past decade and analyzes the implications for the region and beyond.

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