Electric Bikes in the People s Republic of China

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9292547097
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Electric bikes (e-bikes) provide low-cost, convenient, and relatively energy-efficient transportation to an estimated 40 million–50 million people in the People's Republic of China (PRC), quickly becoming one of the dominant travel modes in the country. As e-bike use grows, concerns are rising about lead pollution from their batteries and emissions from their use of grid electricity, primarily generated by coal power plants. This report analyzes the environmental performance of e-bikes relative to other competing modes, their market potential, and the viability of alternative battery technologies. It also frames the role of e-bikes in the PRC's transportation system and recommends policy for decision makers in the PRC's central and municipal governments.

Urban Transport Strategy to Combat Climate Change in the People s Republic of China

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9290925736
Format: PDF
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This publication examines the problems and issues of urban transport in relation to climate change in the People's Republic of China. It reviews international and local best practices for addressing such challenges. It also identifies policies, strategies, and measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector and recommends applicable options for implementation in the People's Republic of China.

Low Carbon Development

Author: Frauke Urban
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136266682
Format: PDF, Docs
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Low Carbon Development: Key Issues is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world. It discusses the key conceptual, empirical and policy-related issues of low carbon development and takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to the subject by drawing on insights from across the natural sciences and social sciences whilst embedding the discussion in a global context. The first part explores the concept of low carbon development and explains the need for low carbon development in a carbon constrained world. The book then discusses the key issues of socio-economic, political and technological nature for low carbon development, exploring topics such as the political economy, social justice, financing and carbon markets, and technologies and innovation for low carbon development. This is followed by key issues for low carbon development in policy and practice, which is presented based on cross-cutting issues such as low carbon energy, forestry, agriculture and transportation. Afterwards, practical case studies are discussed from low carbon development in low income countries in Africa, middle income countries in Asia and Latin America and high income countries in Europe and North America. Written by an international team of leading academics and practitioners in the field of low carbon development, this book is essential reading for students, academics, professionals and policy-makers interested in the fields of low carbon development, climate change mitigation, climate policy, climate change and development, global environmental change, and environment and development.

China s responsibility for climate change

Author: Harris, Paul G.
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847428142
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Drawing on practices and theories of environmental justice, 'China's responsibility for climate change' describes China's contribution to global warming and analyzes its policy responses. Contributors critically examine China's practical and ethical responsibilities to climate change from a variety of perspectives. They explore policies that could mitigate China's environmental impact while promoting its own interests and meeting the international community's expectations. The book is accessible to a wide readership, including academics, policy makers and activists. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to Friends of the Earth.

Electric Two wheelers in India and Viet Nam

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9292547526
Format: PDF, Docs
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While the use of electric two-wheelers has increased in the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the past decade, such unparalleled growth has not extended beyond the PRC's borders to countries, such as India and Viet Nam, where environmentally detrimental gasoline motorcycles dominate. This report documents market conditions in Ahmedabad, India, and Ha Noi, Viet Nam, to explain why this is so, and analyzes the potential environmental impact of electric two-wheelers to show how they could chart a path toward sustainable transport in these and other countries in the region.

Kollaps

Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104034001
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Weltbestseller als erweiterte Neuausgabe! Die überwucherten Tempelruinen von Angkor Wat, die zerfallenden Pyramiden der Maya in Yucatan und die rätselhaften Moai-Statuen der Osterinsel – sie alle sind stille Zeugen von einstmals blühenden Kulturen, die irgendwann verschwanden. Doch was waren die Ursachen dafür? Jared Diamond zeichnet in seiner erweiterten, faszinierenden wie hochaktuellen Studie die Muster nach, die dem Untergang von Gesellschaften (oder ihrem Überleben) zugrunde liegen, und zeigt, was wir für unsere Zukunft daraus lernen können.