Climate Change in Asia: Perspectives on the Future Climate by Yasuko Kameyama, Agus P. Sari, Moekti H. Soejachmoen,

By Yasuko Kameyama, Agus P. Sari, Moekti H. Soejachmoen, Norichika Kanie

Looking past the Kyoto Protocol's first containment interval, an extreme foreign debate over the long run weather swap regime has emerged. international locations in Asia have quite excessive stakes during this regime, given the region's huge inhabitants, becoming greenhouse gasoline emissions, burgeoning economies, and vulnerabilities to the influence of weather switch. weather switch in Asia is the results of a two-year learn of household institutional procedures in Asia to handle weather switch matters, nationwide situations that bog down international locations from absolutely partaking within the overseas debate, and parts of a believable weather regime from an Asian standpoint. The publication identifies the institutional dimensions of weather swap in addition to hyperlinks among weather swap and sustainable development.

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Some key countries were reluctant to start negotiation on the future climate regime, and thus it was emphasized in the agreement that the process was only a dialogue and it ‘‘will not open DEBATES OVER ‘‘BEYOND 2012’’ CLIMATE REGIME 25 any negotiation leading to new commitments’’. 9 of the protocol (UNFCCC, 2005b). As the article covers only Annex I countries’ emissions, emissions from non-Annex I countries were not considered to be within the scope of the process. Annex I countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol, however, emphasized that their GHG emissions form only about 30 per cent of total global emissions, and thus the process needed to be coordinated with other processes that cover emissions from all countries.

On the other hand, in order to reach common positions during negotiations, countries in this group do in fact coordinate as the G77 plus China, which provides one good justification for dealing with the group as a single unit. Prior to and until the time of the negotiation of Kyoto, the Brazilian government had proposed the use of historical cumulative emissions to clarify each country’s degree of responsibility for climate change (Brazil, 1997). Proposals from India and China emphasized emissions per capita and equity concerns (Agarwal, 1999; Pan, 2003).

Who are the key players in developing climate policies? Who are the strongest, and who are the weakest? How strongly are they related to each other? What is their ‘‘larger’’ agenda? V. On links between local/project/‘‘field reality’’ levels and national policy 15. What is the reality – how effective is the implementation of climate policies at the local level? How different is the reality from the ‘‘on paper’’ policy? Why does it happen the way it does – what causes the gaps? What are your comments on this?

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