Thursday, January 24, 2013

PEGAsia Monthly Update - Jan 2013

PEGAsia Monthly Update

I. Regional/Local Updates


PM2.5 Kills Thousands, Researchers Say (19 Dec 2012)
Beijing Phases out Old Vehicles to Curb Pollution (19 Dec 2012)
Greenpeace: Taxi drivers are exposed to three22 times as much PM2.5 air pollutants to an ordinary person in China (3 Jan 2013)
New Monitoring Standards Join Quest to Fight Pollution (4 Jan 2013)
China's carbon intensity falls over 3.5 percent in 2012: official (11 Jan 2013)
China Working to Cut Idled Wind Farm Capacity, Official Says (11 Jan 2013)


Japan's Bilateral Carbon Finance: A New Opporunity For India (Dec 2012)
International Collaboration Towards Sustainable Resource Circulation And Management (Dec 2012)
Great East Japan Earthquake Information Page by NIES (20 Dec 2012)
Results of FY 2011 Survey of the Implementation of the Agricultural Land Soil Pollution Prevention Act by Ministry of the Environment (25 Dec 2012)


Joint Statement Issued At The Conclusion Of The 11th Basic Ministerial Meeting On Climate Change

South Korea

KECO to register ‘Municipal Waste Compost Programme in Sri Lanka’ asP-CDM (17 Dec 2012)


鼓勵資源回收創新研發,環保署提供經費補助 (22 Dec 2012)

The Philippines

Philippines: First country in Southeast Asia to adopt ecological footprint accounting (Dec 2012)


People’s Opinion to Get Appreciation in Law on Water Resources (3 Jan 2013)
Recovers environment for five seriously polluted areas (4 Jan 2013)
Extreme climatic events in the North and South (9 Jan 2013)


Report of the Committee Headed by Shri A.K. Bansal Addl. Director General (FC) on the Regulatory Regime Regarding Felling And Transit Regulations for Tree Species Grown on Non Forest/Private Lands (27 Dec 2012)
Release of Report on Greening Rural Development in India (4 Jan 2013)


Hong Kong

香港首座零碳建築「零碳天地」(Dec 2012)

II. Events and Conferences

PEGAsia Event Online Calendar: 描述: 描述: 描述:

Forthcoming events:

Thirteenth Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change --- "Status of Tenure Reforms in West and Central Africa and Impacts of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Extractive and Infrastructure Sectors," organized by RRI, COMIFAC, MINFOF and IUCN, 22-25 Jan 2013
Breakfast Meeting with Under Secretary for the Environment orgainzed by Business Environmental Council (BEC), 29 Jan 2013
Events: Emerging China Carbon Market Seminar orgainzed by Cleanbiz Asia, 29 Jan 2013
APN/IGES/Hyogo Symposium on Low Carbon Society in Asia through Dissemination of Renewable Energy Technology organized by IGES, Hyogo Prefectural Government and APN, 18 Feb 2013
CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) CoP 16 (The 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties) at Bangkok (Thailand), 3-14 March 2013
Third Mediterranean Forest Week the Governments of Algeria, France, Germany, Tunisia and Turkey, 7-21 Mar 2013
HKIE Annual Seminar: Green Building - Challenges for Innovation and Excellence? Organized by Business Environmental Council (BEC), 22 Mar 2013
Latin American Carbon Forum 2013: The Seventh Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACF) organized by IDB, CAF, IETA, OLADE, UNEP and UNFCCC, 25-27 Mar 2013
Call for papers: ACSEE 2013: The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Enegery & the Environment 2013 (1 Feb 2013 Deadline)
Call for paper: ICGES 2013: 2013 2nd International Conference on Geological and Environmental Sciences (28 Feb 2013 Deadline)
Call for papers: ECSEE 2013: The Inaugural European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2013 (1 Mar 2013 Deadline)
Call for Papers: 2013 3rd International Conference on Environmental and Agriculture Engineering ICEAE 2013 Hong Kong (5 March, 2013 Deadline)
Call for papers: Special Issue on: "Air Quality Modelling" (31 Mar 2013 Deadline)
Call for papers: AR 2014: Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research: Environmental Intersections: Climate Change, Capitalism and Prospects for Change (31 May 2013 Deadline)

Recent events:

Dialogue with China’s Environmental Experts organized by Civic Exchange and CUHK, 5 Jan 2013
The Politics of Water Resources Governance in the Indus Basin, 9-10 Jan 2013
Mercury Convention To Be Finalised in Geneva, organized by Geneva, 13-18 Jan 2013
No Impact Week at ADB organized by ADB, 14-18 Jan 2013
World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013 organized by Masdar, 15-17 Jan 2013
Call for proposals: Sustainable Development Goals Creation in ASEM Countries (15 Jan 2013 Deadline)
A Comparative Advantage Strategy for Fast Pollution Mitigation in China by Prof. Xu Yuan, 18 Jan 2013

III. Books and Publications


Climate Change, Forests and REDD Lessons for Institutional Design Edited by Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp, Onno Kuik (Dec 2012)
Frontiers of Energy and Environmental Engineering Edited by Wen-Pei Sung, Jimmy C.M. Kao, Ran Chen (Dec 2012)
Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia-Pacific, edited by Rupert Maclean • Shanti Jagannathan, Jouko Sarvi (Dec 2012)
Environmental Governance in Europe and Asia: A Comparative Study of Institutional and Legislative Frameworks by Jona Razzaque (Dec 2012)
Architectural Theories of the Environment edited by Ariane Lourie Harrison (3 Dec 2012)
Governing International Watercourses: River Basin Organizations and the sustainable governance of internationally shared rivers and lakes by Susanne Schmeier (5 Dec 2012)
Globalization, Political Institutions and the Environment in Developing Countries by Gabriele Spilker (8 Dec 2012)
Green Buildings Pay --- Design, Productivity and Ecology, 3rd Edition by Brian Edwards, Emanuele Naboni (19 Dec 2012)
Ecological Economics from the Ground Up, Edited by Hali Healy, Joan Martínez-Alier, Leah Temper, Mariana Walter, Julien-François Gerber (19 Dec 2012)
Eco-Innovation and Sustainability Management by Bart Bossink (18 Dec 2012)
Environmental Commodities Markets and Emissions Trading --- Towards a Low-Carbon Future by Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez (20 Dec 2012)
Water Resources Policies in South Asia, Edited by Anjal Prakash, Sreoshi Singh, C. G. Goodrich, S. Janakarajan. (31 Dec 2012)
Nuclear Power, Economic Development Discourse and the Environment. The Case of India by Manu Mathai (4 Jan 2013)
Enough Is Enough. Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources by Rob Dietz, Dan O'Neill (4 Jan 2013)
Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions. Improving Emergency Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 2nd Edition by John Handmer, Stephen Dovers (4 Jan 2013)
Nuclear Power, Economic Development Discourse and the Environment The Case of India by Manu Mathai (8 Jan 2013)
Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions by John Handmer, Stephen Dovers (9 Jan 2013)
The Hungry Dragon --- How China’s Resource Quest is Reshaping the World by Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres, Sophal Ear (10 Jan 2013)

Other Publications

World Energy Outlook 2012 by International Energy Agency (Dec 2012)
Energy Policies of International Energy Agency Countries - The Republic of Korea --- 2012 Review by International Energy Agency (IEA) (Dec 2012)
Green Economy Scoping Study: Azerbaijan by Jason Dion, Philip Gass, David Sawyer (UNEP 2012)
A Mirage in the Deserts of Doha? Assessing the outcomes of COP 18 by Jessica Boyle (Dec 2012)
Solutions for Improved Human Well-Being by Dave Wilkins, by International Institute for Sustainable Development (Dec 2012)
Towards More Sustainable Consumption and Production Systems and Sustainable Livelihoods by Zinaida Fadeeva, Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana and Roger Petry (6 Dec 2012)
Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2012 --- Market Trends and Projections to 2017 by International Energy Agency (IEA) (17 Dec 2012)
UNEP Global Environment Outlook, Chapter 16: Scenarios and Sustainability Transformation by UNEP (19 Dec 2012)
Capacity Assessment and Awareness Raising on Climate Change in Tajikistan by Livia Bizikova, World Bank, UNDP Tajikistan, 2012 (19 Dec 2012)
Energy Intensive Industries: Decision making for a low–carbon future – The case of steel by Peter Wooders, by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (18 Dec 2012)
Support Of The Capacity Development On Low Carbon Development Policies At The Sub-National Level Through NAMAs In Thailand by Thailand Environment Institute (21 Dec 2012)
Support Of The Capacity Development On Low Carbon Development Policies At The Sub-National Level Through NAMAs In The Philippines by Ateneo School of Government (18 Dec 2012)
Developing a Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Hong Kong by Lisa Hopkinson (20 Dec 2012)
Publication: PM2.5 air pollution blamed for "more than 8,000" deaths in four Chinese cities by Greenpeace (19 Dec 2012)
Toward Reducing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Internet and Telecommunications by Chien A. Chan, André F. Gygax, Elaine Wong, Christopher A. Leckie, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, and Daniel C. Kilper
Publication: Accessing Asia: Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Road Transport and Electricity by CAI-Asia
UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries by UNEP (10 Jan 2013)
Exposure of Chinese Exports to Border Carbon Adjustments by Qiu Wei, Peter Wooders, Lucy Kitson, by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) 2012.
Publications: Measuring Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals by László Pintér by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), 2013
ESMAP Report Outlines Models to Formalize Commercial Wood Energy Sectors in Developing Countries by The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) (9 Jan 2013)
UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport Highlights Measures to Reduce Freight Emissions by UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (3 Jan 2013)

V. Useful websites

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