LCS-RNet Annual Meeting Report


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Title

How to Achieve Long-Term Transitions towards Full Decarbonisation

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2016
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The 8th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet was held on 6-7 September in Wuppertal, Germany, co-hosted by the Wuppertal Institut fur Klima, Umwelt. Energie (WI) and the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), with support from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MOEJ). The agenda addressed: 1) how to trigger non-linear transformation toward full decarbonization by 2050 as targeted by G7 (Elmau), COP 21 (Paris) and G7 EMM (Toyama), 2) how a new deal for green growth can be designed and achieved, 3) how to explore and exploit synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals and low-carbon societies, and 4) the new-role of science in the context of the SDGs and climate policy after Paris. The meeting consisted of four plenary session and eight breakout sessions on subjects including energy transition, long-term decarbonisation scenarios, low-carbon cities, land use, low-carbon development technology and sustainable consumption and production (SCP).Many of the presentations reflected post-Paris Agreement tendencies, such as positive and concrete action plans promoted by governments, cities and the private sector.

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Title

Towards an equitable low carbon development – A science-policy dialogue for COP21

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2015
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The 7th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet was held on 15-16 June in Paris, France, co-hosted by the International Research Center on Environment and Development (CIRED) and the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy (MEDDE), France. The meeting addressed visions of the transformation of energy systems; urban dynamics, rural development and decarbonisation; common but differentiated responsibilities; and triggering the transformation in a challenging financial context. It also considered a statement from LCS-RNet, which will be disseminated in the process towards the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris.

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Transition and Global Challenges towards Low Carbon Societies

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2014
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The 6th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet was held on 1-2 October in Rome, Italy, co-hosted by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, the Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea (MATTM), and the Municipality of Rome, Italy. The meeting addressed low carbon society and energy policy goals, including security and affordability, common challenges in resource efficiency improvement and low carbon and resilient investments, and low carbon resilient development pathways. It also considered future plans and expectations of the LCS-RNet in the run-up to the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris.

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Accelerating the transition to low carbon societies - From theory to reality-

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2013
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The 5th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet was held on 22-23 July in Yokohama, Japan, co-hosted by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ). The meeting addressed the importance of de-carbonization in material flows under the expectation that changes in energy systems and technological innovation alone will fail to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions sufficiently. It also focused on transitions to low carbon societies that can be implemented through various activities such as financing, social and regime changes and knowledge sharing activities through networks such as LCS-RNet and through knowledge sharing platforms. In the last session, global challenges faced in creating LCS and future expectations towards LCS-RNet were discussed.

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Sharing Knowledge to Meet a Common Challenge – Achieving Low Carbon Societies

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2012
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The 4th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet was held on 17-18 September, in Oxford, United Kingdom (UK), co-hosted by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The meeting took place at a challenging time for low-carbon transitions, with continuing macroeconomic challenges, technological challenges, changing policy priorities and a resurgence of the fossil fuel economy. The key findings in the report lie in five areas: technological and behavioural responses; finance and green growth; valuing carbon and the coordination of polices at multiple levels of governance; developing scientific evidence and the science-policy interface; and enhancing international collaboration.

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Transition towards Low Carbon Societies in a Changing World: Science, Policy and Society for Low Carbon Development Pathways

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2011
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The 3rd Annual Meeting of LCS-RNet was held on 13-14 October, in Paris, France, co-hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing (MEDDTL) and the International Research Center on Environment and Development (CIRED), in association with the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME). The meeting addressed the many facets of the “paradigm shift” in climate policies demanded by the Cancun agreement. In spite of the difficult economic background against which international negotiations are currently taking place, the meeting noted that this paradigm shift offers substantial opportunities to reconcile long-term challenges with the concerns of the current generation. The temptation to postpone decisions needed to tackle a very long-term problem must be avoided.

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Synthesis Report of the LCS-RNet Second Annual Meeting

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2010
Type of publication Book / Report
Description This report of the Second Meeting of the LCS-RNet consists of a synthesis report with CD-ROM including session summaries and country brief. This Synthesis Report was developed with the aim of highlighting the linter-linkages of the findings with crosscutting nature from panel discussions held during the 2nd Meeting of LCS-RNet in Berlin, Germany on 20-21 September 2010. The report summarises the key findings of the discussions, thus carving out the future agenda for LCS research and policy-making.

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Achieving a low carbon society - Synthesis Report: Inaugural Meeting of the LCS-RNet

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2009
Type of publication Book / Report
Description This report of the Inaugural Meeting of the LCS-RNet consists of two parts: a synthesis report; and session summaries. The synthesis report sets out the conclusions of discussions, focusing specifically on issues that require further consideration by researchers and by policy-makers. Addressing these issues will help to fill the gaps in designing future low carbon societies in ways that promote sustainable development in both developed and developing countries. Session summaries and summaries and abstracts of presentations during the sessions are attached in electronic format.

LCS-RNet Newsletter


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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 20 (March 2016)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2016
Type of publication News letter
Description The twentieth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter focuses on the new development of LCS-RNet after COP21, as well as two pilot programmes which LCS-RNet has been carrying out since FY2014 and started in FY2015. After the Paris Agreement was concluded at COP21, the role of science community is expected to become more important in supporting the formulation and implementation of concrete policies grounded in science. This newsletter introduces further progress made by LCS-RNet reflecting this current situation.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 19 (February 2016)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2016
Type of publication News letter
Description The nineteenth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter featured “the Resolutions for the New Decade: Beyond COP21”. It focuses on positive actions from Asian countries who have important key for the next decades after COP21.
LoCARNet researchers from eight Asian countries contributed the short essays on the visions for the next decades of their own countries with introducing their national planning for GHG emission mitigation.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 18 (January 2016)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2016
Type of publication News letter
Description The eighteenth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter featured the side events in COP21 and announced about LCS-RNet Paris declaration as well as LoCARNet open access e-book “Enabling Asia to Stabilise the Climate” which was published in last December by Springer.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 17 (September 2015)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2015
Type of publication News letter
Description The seventeenth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter focuses on the outcomes of the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) which was held on 28–29 July 2015 in Yokohama, Japan with the subtitle of “Road to COP21”.ISAP is a two-day forum held once a year with a timely theme to promote diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 16 (March 2015)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2015
Type of publication News letter
Description The sixteenth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter focuses on the outcomes of the Third Annual Meeting of LoCARNet held in Bogor, Indonesia, 24‐26 November 2014 1-2 October 2014. Scientists and policymakers discussed the challenges and opportunities which are seized and realised by research collaborations and knowledge sharing, and positive actions supported by global climate policies including technology transfer and incremental finance.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 15 (December 2014)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2014
Type of publication News letter
Description The fifteenth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter focuses on the outcomes of the Sixth Annual Meeting of LCS-RNet held in Rome, Italy, 1-2 October 2014. Scientists and policymakers gathered in Rome fully aware of the need to discuss issues such as energy security and affordability, resource efficiency improvement and low‐carbon investment to pursue transformation to a low-carbon society.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 14 (September 2014)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2014
Type of publication News letter
Description The fourteenth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter focuses on the outcomes of the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) which was held on 23–24 July 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. ISAP is a two-day forum held once a year with a timely theme to promote diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 13 (February 2014)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2014
Type of publication News letter
Description The thirteenth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter looks at some of the key issues that will be discussed and highlighted up to 2020 and beyond. As the course of action for the next five years, it has been confirmed that LCS-RNet will identify the key issues to strengthen the impacts on the UNFCCC process and actual policy process in countries for a transition towards a low-carbon world, and disseminate a proposal that is based on in-depth discussions through the policy process. LCS-RNet is planning to make a submission to the UNFCCC in line with this course of action.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 12 (January 2014)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2014
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The twelfth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced the result of interviews to highly-respected researchers, practitioners and policymakers who work at the forefront of climate change and environmental issues. One of the aims of the interviews is a capacity development and networking for young Asian researchers. The young researchers who conducted the interviews were nominated as special correspondents of LoCARNet to compile and update low-carbon related news and information in their countries.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies - Newsletter,
Volume 11 (October 2013)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2013
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The eleventh edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced outcomes and key findings of the LCS-RNet Fifth Annual Meeting. Discussions at the meeting addressed lessons learned from past transitions within a wider global context, how to secure adequate investment finance, and how to stimulate structural changes that could precipitate more fundamental social change.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies - Newsletter,
Volume 10 (December 2012)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2012
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The ten edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced outcomes of the LCS-RNet Side Event at COP18 in UNFCCC held on on 27 November 2012 at COP18 in the EU pavilion, Doha, Qatar. Top researchers and policymakers from around the world gathered to update the recent research findings on low-carbon societies (LCS) and the needs for low-carbon research at COP18.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 9 (November 2012)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2012
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The ninth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced outcomes and key findings of the LCS-RNet Fourth Annual Meeting held on 17-18 September in Oxford, UK. The newsletter includes comments from UKREC in UK and Ministry of Environment in Japan. The main research areas discussed at the meeting were: decarbonising energy supply, reducing energy demand, science-policy interaction and the low carbon transition, international co-operation and finance and low carbon transitions as a lever for sustainable development.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies – Newsletter,
Volume 8 (August 2012)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date 2012
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The eighth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced the new co-chair of the LCS-RNet in UK Energy Research Center (UKREC). This newsletter includes special issues on “The need for transition governance” by University Rotterdam in the Netherland and “Implementation of a CCS technology: ZECOMIX platform” by Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) in Italy.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies - Newsletter,
Volume 7 (January 2012)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2012
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The seventh edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced the findings of LCS-RNet side event held on November 29th in COP17, Durban, South Africa. Top researchers from around the world gathered to update the recent research findings on Low-Carbon Societies.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies - Newsletter,
Special Edition (November 2011)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2011
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The special edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced the outcomes of the LCS-RNet Third Annual Meeting held on 13-14 October in Paris, France.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies - Newsletter,
Volume 5 (November 2011)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2011
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The fifth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced low carbon policy and research in UK and highlighted a movement of knowledge sharing.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies - Newsletter,
Volume 4 (July 2011)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2011
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The fourth edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced new research focal point in France and highlighted a discussion on Japanese low carbon policy after Fukushima nuclear crisis.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies - Newsletter,
Volume 3 (November 2010)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2010
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The third edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter highlighting the inter-linkages of the findings with cross-cutting nature from panel discussions held during the Second Annual Meeting of LCS-RNet in Berlin, Germany on 20-21 September 2010.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies - Newsletter,
Volume 2 (June 2010)

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2010
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The second edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter introduced the activities of LCS-RNet and the research institutes in LCS-RNet. It also announced the LCS-RNet 2nd annual meeting, which is to be held on 20th-21st September, in Berlin, Germany.

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International Research Network for Low-Carbon Societies - Newsletter,
Volume 1

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2009
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The first edition of LCS-RNet Newsletter addresses the establishment LCS-RNet and its objectives. The result of LCS-RNet 1st annual meeting, which was held n 3-5 April 2009 in Trieste is also reported.

LCS-RNet leaflet


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Title

A Primer on Low Carbon Society

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Authors: Rahul Pandey, Mikiko Kainuma, Tomoko Ishikawa, Shuzo Nishioka
Date 2016
Type of publication Teaching Material
Description In order to build a low-carbon society with substantially reduced greenhouse gas emissions in real terms, it will be critical for social actors including central and provincial-level local governments, the private sector, NGOs and NPOs, citizens, and the international community to set their gaze squarely on the type of society to be sought from a long-term perspective and make efforts cooperatively, thoroughly mindful of the role each of them plays. This primer was written for students, businessmen and women, policymakers and others who will work to bring about a low-carbon society in the future. It lays out what a low-carbon society is and what should be done to realize just such a society. It is intended that this primer will help to promote concrete actions that bring about a low-carbon society.

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Introduction to Low Carbon Societies

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2010
Type of publication Book / Report
Description This leaflet explains about low carbon societies for general readers as an easily comprehensible text. It also introduces the international movements towards low carbon societies and the activities of the International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet).

LoCARNet Annual Meeting Report


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Title

Stabilising Climate Through Low Carbon Actions in Asia: Road to COP21 and Beyond

Editor(s) LoCARNet
Date 2015
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The Forth Annual Meeting of the LoCARNet was held on 11-13 December 2015 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, co-organised by Universty of Technology Malaysia (UTM), Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). This time, we discussed our proposal on how research communities in Asia could contribute to Asia’s next step, in terms of the upcoming COP 21 in Paris and beyond. In the end of the meeting, the “Johor Bahru Declaration” was declared to make an appeal to the world that Asia is promoting climate stabilisation in a serious manner, and that it proposes to develop a worldwide cooperation scheme.

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Asia is Ready to Stabilise Climate

Editor(s) LoCARNet
Date 2014
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The Third Annual Meeting of the LoCARNet was held on 24-26 November 2014 in Bogor, Indonesia, coorganised by Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia (KLHK), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). The importance was recognised of drawing on Asian wisdom to contribute to stabilising the climate. Following the highlights, the LoCARNet participants drew up the LoCARNet Bogor Declaration confirming that Asia is ready for low carbon transition and awaits signals from the Paris Climate Change Agreement to deploy actions towards climate stabilisation

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Asia’s low carbon future: Can Asia change the world through leapfrogging?

Editor(s) LoCARNet
Date 2013
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The second Annual Meeting of the LoCARNet was held on 24-25 July 2013 in Yokohama, Japan, co-organized by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ). The discussions in the meeting highlighted the key issues of interpreting and aligning the research findings on low carbon development with practical applications. In the context of the 2020 policy framework, the discussions focused on: a comparison of the reduction potential of Asian countries for achieving the “2oC target,” emissions reductions in the agriculture, forestry and land use sectors, the role of cities as pioneers for low carbon societies (LCS), a roadmap of research, development and demonstration (RD&D) for the low carbon technologies in Asia, and the capacity needs in countries to implement the low carbon roadmap.

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Title

Mobilising Wisdom for a Low-Carbon Asia

Editor(s) LoCARNet
Date 2012
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The first Annual Meeting of the LoCARNet was held on 16-17 October 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand, coorganised by Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Thailand (JGSEE), LoCARNet/IGES, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO). The key findings in this report discuss Asia’s role and its potential for low-carbon development, including the role of Asia in climate stabilisation, low-carbon approaches, stakeholder driven low-carbon policy research, local and sectoral actions, technology and capacity development and beyond, regional cooperation, and the role of the research network LoCARNet.

LoCARNet Newsletter


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Low Carbon Asia Research Network – Newsletter,
Volume 2 (April 2013)

Editor(s) LoCARNet secretariat
Date 2013
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The second edition of LoCARNet Newsletter introduces various low carbon research and networking activities to enhance research activities and information exchange for all who share common interests and aspirations.

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Low Carbon Asia Research Network – Newsletter,
Volume 1 (November 2012)

Editor(s) LoCARNet
Date 2012
Type of publication Newsletter
Description The first edition of LoCARNet Newsletter addresses the First Annual Meeting of LoCARNet held on 16-17 October 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The newsletter includes comments from Secretary-General of LoCARNet in Japan, Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, in Thailand and Thammasat University in Thailand. The main research areas discussed at the meeting were: the policy making process and the use of integrated assessment models; land use and forestry; GHG inventories; technology needs & enabling policies in Asia; low carbon cities; local level practices and the institutionalisation of low-carbon green growth.

Asian Meeting Report


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Capacity building workshop on low carbon development policies for Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar

Editor(s) Hak Mao and LoCARNet secretariat
Date 2014
Type of publication Synthesis Report
Description

This synthesis report summarises key findings from the dialogue, which covered such diverse issues as an interdisciplinary approach to low-carbon development and collaboration between the policy and research communities. The key messages in this report identify the important issues on which to focus and are designed to assist scientists in developing a future research agenda and help policymakers to formulate policies based on scientific evidence where possible. The issues covered in this report are expected to be of great interest to policymakers and researchers in making the transition toward sustainable low-carbon development.


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Designing and Establishing Cambodian Low-Carbon Development Plan

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date March 2013
Type of publication Book / Report
Description This synthesis report summarises key findings from the dialogue, which covered such diverse issues as an interdisciplinary approach to low-carbon development and collaboration between the policy and research communities. The key messages in this report identify the important issues on which to focus and are designed to assist scientists in developing a future research agenda and policymakers in conducting policy-making based on scientific evidence where possible. The issues covered in this report are expected to be of great interest to policymakers and researchers in making the transition toward sustainable low-carbon development.

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A Low-Carbon Asia: From Malaysia to Asia

Date March 2012
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The workshop took place as a meeting, entitled Symposium on Low Carbon Asia Research Projects in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, co-organised by Iskandar Malaysia Regional Authority, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)-Centre for Innovative Planning and Development, IGES/ LCS-RNet Secretariat, Kyoto University and NIES, and sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, JICA and JST.

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Scientific Approach to Low Carbon Development Planning in Cambodia -Stakeholders' Dialogue on the Cambodian Low-Carbon Development Research Need

Editor(s) LCS-RNet
Date November 2011
Type of publication Book / Report
Description The workshop on Scientific Approaches towards Low Carbon Development in Cambodia: Concept, Methodology and Tools for Planning Low Carbon Development was held on 10 January 2011, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, co-organized by the Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) as International Low Carbon Society Research Network (LCS-RNet) Secretariat, in cooperation with National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan, and Kyoto University with the objectives to identify the existing research capacities as well as their future potentials for LCD strategies, and LCS research demands of policy makers in Cambodia to support policy-making process; scope future LCS research (e.g. using appropriate LCS scenario/modeling methodology) in Cambodia; and develop LCS capacity-building/networking needs of Cambodian researchers with neighbouring countries in Asia.

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Transition towards Low Carbon Societies in Thailand and Asia –Dialogue between Policy-makers and Researchers and Cross-sectoral Approach

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2011
Type of publication Book / Report
Description This Synthesis Report draws together findings from the dialogue between policy-makers and researchers in Thailand and neighbouring countries who are taking actions to realise low-carbon, sustainable development in Thailand and Asia. The dialogue took place as a meeting, entitled Transition towards Low-Carbon Societies in Thailand and Asia, on 17-18 November 2010, co-hosted by Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO, Public Organization) and the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), supported by Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) / Secretariat of the International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet Secretariat), at Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Towards Sustainable Low-Carbon Development and Green Growth in Indonesia and Asia-Linking Research and Policy-

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2010
Type of publication Book / Report
Description This Synthesis Report draws together findings from the dialogue between policy-makers and researchers in Indonesia and neighbouring countries who are taking action to realise low-carbon, sustainable development in Indonesia. The dialogue took place as a meeting, entitled Dialogue between Policy-makers and Researchers: Demands and Roles of Research on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development and Green Growth from Policy Perspective, on 16 February 2010, co-organised by the Ministry of the Environment, Republic of Indonesia and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan at IPB International Convention Centre, Bogor, Indonesia.

Country Report of LCS policy and research


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Role of Researcher/Academia in making low carbon policy: UK

Author Hitomi Kimura
Date March 2012
Description High independence of UK researcher/academia from the government through the status and principle, recent movement toward evidence-based policy and more preference for policy impact, leads to relatively higher recognition of role of researcher/academia in making UK low carbon policy.

Report by LCS-RNet Secretaria


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LCS-RNet/LoCARNet Annual Report 2014

Editor(s) LCS-RNet/LoCARNet secretariat
Date 2015
Type of publication Annual Report
Description Following on from FY2013, this report summarised activities in FY2014 of both LCS-RNet and LoCARNet.. LCS-RNet, which began its second phase from FY2014, aims to integrate both mitigation and adaptation policies. LCS-RNet has also focused on impact generation, and set a target to make proposals towards COP21 which will be held in Paris, France in 2015. Various activities which have been carried out by LoCARNet, including organising meetings or workshops in Asian countries are starting to encourage local spontaneous movements, which have led to the LoCARNet Bogor Declaration, made at the LoCARNet 3rd Annual Meeting in Bogor. This declaration proclaims that Asia is ready and capable to make policies for stabilising the climate.

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LCS-RNet/LoCARNet Annual Report 2013

Editor(s) LCS-RNet/LoCARNet secretariat
Date 2014
Type of publication Annual Report
Description This report presents activities in FY2013 of the two networks (LCS-RNet & LoCARNet) as well as their secretariat function (served by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies: IGES). LCS-RNet/LoCARNet secretariat welcome any comments and suggestions that you may have on the activities. The secretariat also looks forward to future collaboration with other relevant stakeholders, who actively work towards realising low-carbon societies and low-carbon development.

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Low-Carbon Society Research: 2009

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2010
Type of publication Book / Report
Description This research covers the activities of academic society/ specialists/ industries supporting the policy and measures taken by individual countries (including governments, local governments, and local communities) to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions for stabilizing the climate. As the focus is on mitigation efforts aimed to build a low-carbon society to combat climate change, adaptation measures are referred only when necessary.

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Stakeholders Dialogue in Yokohama
- To overcome barriers towards Low Carbon Societies

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2010
Type of publication Book / Report
Description This Report draws together findings from the round table discussions during the Stakeholders Dialogue held in Yokoyama Japan on 15 March 2010. The report highlights six key messages from Yokohama for LCS policy-making and identifies gaps in knowledge to enable scientists to develop future research agendas.

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Towards Sustainable Low-Carbon Development and Green Growth in Indonesia and Asia-Linking Research and Policy-

Editor(s) LCS-RNet Secretariat
Date 2010
Type of publication Book / Report
Description This Synthesis Report draws together findings from the dialogue between policy-makers and researchers in Indonesia and neighbouring countries who are taking action to realise low-carbon, sustainable development in Indonesia. The dialogue took place as a meeting, entitled Dialogue between Policy-makers and Researchers: Demands and Roles of Research on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development and Green Growth from Policy Perspective, on 16 February 2010, co-organised by the Ministry of the Environment, Republic of Indonesia and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan at IPB International Convention Centre, Bogor, Indonesia.