COP20 Side-event: GHG Emissions Reduction Potential in Asia – Message from Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet)

■ Date & Time: 14:00-16:00, Wednesday, 10 December 2014
■ Venue: Indonesia pavilion at COP20
■ OrganiserInstitute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
■ Co-organiser: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) , National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia (DNPI)

To stabilise the global climate, it is vital to tackle the growing increase of GHG emissions from developing countries.  In particular, proactive actions should be taken in emerging Asia.

The Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) is an open network of researchers, research organisations, as well as like-minded relevant stakeholders that facilitates the formulation and implementation of science-based policies for low-carbon development in the Asian region. LoCARNet was proposed at the ASEAN+3 Environmental Ministers’ Meeting (EMM) in October 2011 by the Japanese government and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and was officially launched at the “East Asia Low Carbon Growth Partnership Dialogue” in April 2012.

This side-event is based on discussions at the LoCARNet 3rd Annual Meeting in November 2014 in Bogor, Indonesia, and aims to introduce some encouraging actions carried out in Asia, including presenting analysis on GHG reduction potentials using the AIM model by researchers in Asia; evaluating the reductions target in each country; and suggesting necessary policies to implement efficient reductions in each country.

LoCARNet is currently developing proposals/recommendations for COP21, known as “Asian low-carbon development – Ten good practices (title tentative)”, together with researchers from Asia/ASEAN countries, on the basis of the accumulated three years of discussions and activities. At this side-event, we will also present an interim report on this.



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