Improving Energy Security and Reducing Carbon Intensity in Asia and the Pacific

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9292547313
Format: PDF
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No segment of the world's economy will be more affected in the drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than energy and fuels. This draft energy sector study, carried out by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), reviews recent experience in end-use energy efficiency, new technologies, and practices for higher efficiency in fossil fuel energy production as well as ways to expand energy production from renewable sources. Implications for energy security are derived along with recommendations for financing, technology transfer, and associated policy and institutional reform.

Focused Action Priorities for Addressing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9290920742
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This publication outlines the five priority areas and three modalities of ADB's approach to climate change: expanding the use of clean energy, encouraging sustainable transport and urban development, managing land use and forests for carbon sequestration, promoting climate-resilient development, and strengthening related policies and institutions.

Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific 2013

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9292542737
Format: PDF, ePub
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This report attempts to identify policy, social, infrastructure, and technology issues that must be addressed to meet the future energy needs of members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Asia and the Pacific. Two cases of the projected energy demand and supply up to 2035 for ADB members in Asia and the Pacific are presented---a business-as-usual case, which reflects the impact of existing policies and current technology levels on future energy demand and energy choice and which assumes that current trends in the development of new and renewable energy sources will continue into the future; and an alternative case that considers the potential for energy savings on both the demand and supply sides through the deployment of advanced and low-carbon technologies to increase energy security in the region. For both outlook cases, carbon dioxide emissions generated and the investments required on the supply and demand sides were estimated.

Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change

Author: L. Anceschi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230355366
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leading scholars assess the transformations in energy security policy that flow from recognition of global climate change. They explore through case studies the key policy responses formulated in the Asia-Pacific and identify potential synergies between energy policy and climate mitigation efforts.

Asia s Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Author: Charles W. Freeman
Publisher: CSIS
ISBN: 0892066040
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CSIS scholars examine how Asia as region is responding to the nontraditional and transboundary security threats of climate change and natural disasters, and what it means for the evolution of regional institutions to meet future challenges.The assessment looks broadly at two areas of nontraditional security cooperation in Asia: (1) climate change, including both the domestic political factors in Asia and the regional strategies for securing low-carbon pathways in anticipation of coordinated efforts to ameliorate climate change; and (2) regional approaches to disaster management. The volume concludes with an inventory of the structures for joint action in Asia and draws on case studies to assess the utility of existing and emerging institutions as the United States and the region seek greater cooperation on traditional and nontraditional security challenges.Although Asia lacks, and is not likely to develop, a single umbrella organization such as the EU or NATO, the study concludes that the region's patchwork of overlapping institutions can work to address problems in response to local environmental hazards and natural disasters but also to other security threats. Responses are effective when there is consensus on common threats and interests and when individual governments are willing to take on responsibility for forging collective action.Looking ahead, particularly with respect to U.S. policy, we believe that U.S. role will continue to be critical in supporting the region's response to many of the natural disasters it will face. At the same time, the United States should seek to focus Asia's attention increasingly on the long-term threat of climate change and other slow-onset disasters. As the authors demonstrate, not only is the region expected to be a major victim of the consequences of climate change, but it is also a source of the threat itself. If the twenty-first century is the Asian century, how the United States conducts itself as an Asian power will say much about its status as the critical actor in global affairs. The success of the United States in engaging with regional institutions will say much about how Asian states view the United States and its contribution to regional peace and stability. Overestimating the breadth and reach of the emerging regional architecture would be unwise. Underestimating the role of regional institutions, however, has the potential to unseat the United States in its status as the guarantor of Asia's security. This volume presents at least one effort to estimate the limits and aspirations of Asia's evolving regional architecture in a real-world context.

Rethinking Energy Security in Asia A Non Traditional View of Human Security

Author: Mely Caballero-Anthony
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364229703X
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Traditional notions of security are premised on the primacy of state security. In relation to energy security, traditional policy thinking has focused on ensuring supply without much emphasis on socioeconomic and environmental impacts. Non-traditional security (NTS) scholars argue that threats to human security have become increasingly prominent since the end of the Cold War, and that it is thus critical to adopt a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in addressing rising energy needs. This volume represents the perspectives of scholars from across Asia, looking at diverse aspects of energy security through a non-traditional security lens. The issues covered include environmental and socioeconomic impacts, the role of the market, the role of civil society, energy sustainability and policy trends in the ASEAN region.

Governments Responses to Climate Change Selected Examples From Asia Pacific

Author: Nur Azha Putra
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9814451126
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This multidisciplinary volume articulates the current and potential public policy discourse between energy security and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region, and the efforts taken to address global warming. This volume is unique as it analyses two important issues climate change and energy security through the lens of geopolitics at the intersection of energy security. It elaborates on the current and potential steps taken by state and non-state actors, as well as the policy innovations and diplomatic efforts (bilateral and multilateral, including regional) that states are pursuing. This Brief stems from the assumption that its audience is aware of the consequences of climate change, and will therefore, only look at the issues identified. It provides a useful read and reference for a wide-range of scholars, policymakers, researchers and post-graduate students.