IGES organised a policy forum on Asia's Post-2012 Climate Regime, with the theme "Towards the Copenhagen Agreement - Challenges and Perspectives" on 9 and 10 October 2008 in Kyoto, in collaboration with the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

This paper contains detailed discussions on climate change strategies. It looks at climate change related issues in several sectors including forestry, energy (biofuels), waste management, and groundwater, as well as key institutional and industry developments in response to climate change challenges. The paper summarises current policy responses from around the Asia-Pacific region and attempts to sort effective climate change policy from non-effective policy.

Developing countries in Asia are struggling to cope with the negative impacts of concentrated industrial activities. Inspired by the theory of industrial ecology, eco-towns or eco-industrial parks are frequently promoted in many localities as a strategy for reducing the environmental burden of industry in a way that is consistent with economic development.

This study examines two major transitions in forest governance - decentralisation and state-sponsored (formal) community forestry - with respect to whether they are opening spaces for communities to contribute to sustainable forest management. The study consists of an introductory chapter and seven individual country studies - India, Nepal, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam and China.

This report first introduces the background and objectives of the third phase research of the urban environment project on the transportation sector. It provides an overview of transport and environment in Asian cities. It illustrates the rationale of the scoping of focus policy areas and selection of case studies. It also consists of six case studies and one comparative analysis on policies related to transport and environment in Asian cities.

This research aims to assess economic and social impacts of 20% biofuels blending mandate by 2017, using forward-looking dynamic CGE model that can model transitional dynamics of the economy. Start from a simple version of the model, then later incorporate important issues gradually.

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