Time of event

14:50–18:30 Tokyo time

Summary

Many developing Asian countries are committed to greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, or Nationally Determined Contributions, under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. To achieve these targets, countries have started to plan and implement policies incentivizing emission reductions, such as carbon taxes and emission trading schemes. However, their effectiveness is challenged by factors including policy design, energy prices, and the COVID-19 crisis.

This ADBI virtual workshop presented new research and country-level case studies on the effectiveness of policies to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Asia and the Pacific. It also examined ways to improve the design and implementation of such measures in the region’s developing economies.

Objectives
  • Explore the role of transparency and accountability in measuring and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Estimate the effectiveness of GHG emission policies
  • Promote the design and implementation of effective GHG emission policies in Asia and the Pacific
  • Identify factors affecting the region’s GHG emission policies
  • Highlight thematic and country-level case studies of effective GHG emission reduction policies
Participants
  • Policy makers and experts from think tanks, universities, and other institutions, as well as post-graduate students and interested members of the public
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of GHG emission assessment and policy development challenges and best practices
  • Greater impetus for GHG emission policy research, dialogue, and collaboration between policy makers and experts
  • Research presented during the virtual workshop will be considered for publication in a journal special issue or edited book

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