This report aims to propose ideas for CDM reform, targeting international negotiators of the CDM. The Market Mechanism Group of IGES has been implementing IGES CDM capacity building activities in Asia as well as developing IGES CDM databases for quantitative analysis.

In this policy report the authors have compiled and analysed the most recent data on waste generation and the national policies related with waste management and climate change in ten countries in Asia. The study found that many countries in the region are now paying more attention to solid waste management from the perspective of climate change.

Top News is a compilation of important environmental news topics selected by environmental experts from the Asia-Pacific region as well as by international organisations and research institutes from twenty-one countries in the region.

The fast growth of economy in developing Asian countries has caused various problems on the environment. Corporate environmental management (CEM) is still obviously poor and thus needs to be greatly improved.

In accordance with the commitments pledged at Nairobi in 2005 (Nairobi Frame Work in 2006) and Copenhagen in 2009 to enhance distribution of CDM projects and capacity development at the regional and sub-regional levels, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), with co-funding from the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Cl

"CDM in CHARTS" is a booklet with a good reputation for providing a straightforward and easy-to-understand description of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

This report aims to propose ideas for CDM reform, targeting international negotiators of the CDM. The Market Mechanism Group of IGES organised the IGES CDM Capacity Building Kyoto General Meeting in order to discuss, among other items, ideas for CDM reform This report presents the findings of the meeting, based mostly on materials presented by IGES researchers at the meeting.

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Thispaper explores issues in sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the Asia-Pacific region and provides unique insights on stakeholder roles, natural resources, and transboundary issues in light of SCP.

Local governments play an important role in promoting low-carbon development; however their role could be significantly enhanced by greater international co-operation between cities. There

There is ample evidence of underproduction of renewable energy across the world, in spite of there being the necessary resources to produce RE, including technology and finance. It seems politicians and law-makers have yet to be persuaded about the importance of renewable energy to solve the problem of