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Global Water : Issues and Insights (2014)
Canberra : ANU Press
Keywords: water ; hydrology ; economics
Notes: This book brings together some of the world’s leading water researchers with an especially written collection of chapters on: water economics; transboundary water; water and development; water and energy; and water concepts.
Pages: 239 S.
ISBN: 9781925021660
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PAPER (OA)
Asia's wicked environmental problems (2012)
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Tokyo
Publication Date: 2015-04-27
Description: The developing economies of Asia are confronted by serious environmental problems that threaten to undermine future growth, food security, and regional stability. This study considers four major environmental challenges that policymakers across developing Asia will need to address towards 2030: water management, air pollution, deforestation and land degradation, and climate change. We argue that these challenges, each unique in their own way, all exhibit the characteristics of "wicked problem". As developed in the planning literature, and now applied much more broadly, wicked problems are dynamic, complex, encompass many issues and stakeholders, and evade straightforward, lasting solutions. Detailed case studies are presented to illustrate the complexity and significance of Asia's environmental challenges, and also their nature as wicked problems. The most important implication of this finding is that there will be no easy or universal solutions to environmental problems across Asia. This is a caution against over-optimism and blueprint or formulaic solutions. It is not, however, a counsel for despair. We suggest seven general principles which may be useful across the board. These are: a focus on co-benefits; an emphasis on stakeholder participation; a commitment to scientific research; an emphasis on long-term planning; pricing reform; tackling corruption, in addition to generally bolstering institutional capacity with regard to environmental regulation; and a strengthening of regional approaches and international support.
Keywords: O44 ; Q58 ; Q56 ; O10 ; O53 ; Q28 ; Q53 ; ddc:330 ; asia environmental problems ; food security ; water management ; air pollution ; deforestation ; land degradation ; climate change ; wicked problems ; Wasserversorgung ; Luftverschmutzung ; Entwaldung ; Bodenbelastung ; Wirtschaftswachstum ; Standortfaktor ; Asien
Repository Name: EconStor: OA server of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Language: eng
Type: doc-type:workingPaper
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PAPER (OA)
Climate change mitigation and green growth in developing Asia (2012)
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Tokyo
Publication Date: 2015-04-27
Description: Developing Asia is the driver of today's emissions intensive global economy. As the principle source of future emissions, the region is critical to the task of global climate change mitigation. Reflecting this global reality and a range of related domestic issues, the governments of the People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Viet Nam have embarked upon an ambitious policy agenda. This report reviews the present and future policy settings for climate change mitigation and green growth in Asia's major emerging economies. Although recent targets and commitments will involve a fundamental change in emissions trajectories, the urgency and extent of necessary global action requires ambition to be raised even further in developing Asia. An additional transformation will be required for the trajectory of emissions and energy demand, as well as the future composition of the power generation mix. Achieving these transformations will not be easy. There are a substantial number of policy instruments available, yet significant obstacles stand in the way of their effective deployment. Governments face a number of policy challenges, including: energy sector reform, economic reform, strengthening institutional capacity, and securing international support. The principal conclusion of this analysis is that the task facing Asia's policymakers is not simply one of setting targets and pursuing narrowly focused policies to reach them. Rather, a broad-scale approach involving all sections of the economy and government will be required to achieve the shift to a sustainable, low-emissions development trajectory.
Keywords: O44 ; Q54 ; Q58 ; Q40 ; Q42 ; Q53 ; Q56 ; O10 ; ddc:330 ; global climate change ; developing asia ; green growth ; asia emerging economies ; Klimawandel ; Nachhaltige Entwicklung ; Wirtschaftliche Anpassung ; Wirtschaftswachstum ; Entwicklungsländer ; Asien
Repository Name: EconStor: OA server of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Language: eng
Type: doc-type:workingPaper

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