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Monday, September 1, 2008

Climate Change Policy in the Asia/Pacific Region

Japan's Institute for Global Environmental Strategies has released its second white paper on climate change. Entitled Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development, the report has four objectives:

  1. to feature the most important environmental policy agenda for the region in
    2008—a response to the challenges posed by climate change in Asia and the
  2. to broadly summarise the current climate change situation in Asia and identify
    emerging issues, and to review effective policy approaches that have been
    adopted in the region;
  3. to present a number of broad policy recommendations that will promote
    sustainable development focussing on climate friendly development for the region,
    drawing from IGES research programmes, where appropriate; and
  4. to identify the critical policy research agenda over the next decade for the region.

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