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Author Koh, Kheng Lian
Title Crucial Issues In Climate Change And The Kyoto Protocol : Asia and the World
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2009
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- Foreword -- Preface -- Contributors -- Theme I Setting the Stage -- 1 Climate Disruption: Remaking the Agenda of MEAs in Asia and the World Nicholas A. Robinson -- 1. The Gathering "Storm" -- 2. Responding to Climate Disruption -- 3. The Lagging Pace of International Law-Making -- 4. Precaution and the Scale of Responding to Climate Change -- 5. Legal Precedents for More Effective Climate Change Regimes -- 6. Institutional Dysfunctionality -- 7. Epilogue -- 2 Reframing Global Warming: Toward a Strategic National Planning Framework Scott Victor Valentine -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Emergence of Consensus on Climate Change -- 3. Climate Change as an Opportunity? -- 3.1. Climate Change as an Opportunity -- 4. Why Singapore? -- 5. Economic and Political Realties in Singapore -- 6. Four National Strengths Related to Alternative Energy -- 7. Leveraging National Strengths for Market Development -- 8. Questions, Suppositions and Lessons -- 9. A Corporate Perspective on Exploiting Strengths -- 10. Demonstrating Relevance -- 11. Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 3 Climate Change - Living in the Anthropocene Jeff Obbard -- The Earth-Atmospheric System and Climate Change -- The Impacts of Climate Change -- The Climate Change Puzzle -- The Global Carbon Cycle -- Carbon and the Gaia Hypothesis -- The Biosphere and Climate Change -- Feedback Mechanisms and Climate Change -- Stabilizing the Climate -- Conclusion -- References -- Theme II Clean Development Mechansim (CDM) -- 4 An Overview of the Clean Development Mechanism in Southeast Asia Jolene Lin -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Introduction to Southeast Asia and ASEAN -- 2.1. Southeast Asia -- 2.2. ASEAN7 -- 3. The Clean Development Mechanism in Southeast Asia -- 3.1. The global context -- 3.2. Renewable energy -- 3.3. Domestic factors -- 4. Regional Cooperation Within ASEAN
5. The Role of Singapore -- 5.1. Singapore as an environmental financing hub -- 6. Conclusion -- 5 CDM in China Yang Xing and Wang Xi -- Introduction -- 1. The Implementation of CDM in China -- 1.1. Regulations of CDM in China -- 1.1.1. General provisions -- 1.1.2. Permission requirements -- 1.1.3. Institutional arrangement for project management and implementation -- 1.1.4. Project procedures -- 1.1.5. Other provisions -- 1.2. National project management institutions of CDM in China -- 1.2.1. National climate change coordination committee (hereinafter referred to as "the Committee") -- 1.2.2. National CDM Board (hereinafter referred to as "the Board" ) -- 1.2.3. National authority for CDM -- 1.3. CDM projects in China -- 1.4. Provincial CDM service institutions in China -- 1.5. Other legal instruments concerning CDM -- 2. Examples of CDM Projects in China -- 2.1. Meizhou landfills gas recovery and utilization as energy -- 2.1.1. Project participants -- 2.1.2. A brief description of the project -- 2.2. HFC23 decomposition project of Zhejiang Juhua Co., Ltd. -- 2.2.1. Project participants -- 2.2.2. A brief description of the project -- 2.3. Fujian Zhangpu Liuao 30.6 MW Wind power project -- 2.3.1. Project participants -- 2.3.2. A brief description of the project -- 2.4. Liaoning Zhangwu 24.65 MW Wind-farm project -- 2.4.1. Project participants -- 2.4.2. A brief description of the project -- 3. Conclusion -- 6 Empirical Considerations in the Development of CDM Projects in Asia William I.Y. Byun and Felix H.C. Chan -- 1. A Market Based Climate Change Framework -- 2. Considerations for Structuring Market Growth -- 3. "Feedback Signals" -- 4. Scoreboard -- 5. Growth of Corporate Participation -- 6. Towards a Commercial Market -- 7. Potential Bottlenecks? -- 8. For a Continual Market Development -- 9. Post-Kyoto Mobilization -- 10. A Broader Accommodation
11. A Volume Approach? -- 7 Making Markets Work - A Review of CDM Performance and the Need for Reform Charlotte Streck and Jolene Lin -- Introduction -- 1. Setting the Context -- 1.1. The Kyoto Protocol mechanisms -- 1.2. The CDM's conceptual origins -- 2. The CDM Regulatory Framework -- 2.1. The CDM project cycle -- 2.2. Entities involved in the CDM -- 2.2.1. The COP/MOP -- 2.2.2. The CDM executive board -- 2.2.3. Panels/working groups/teams -- 2.2.4. The UNFCCC secretariat -- 2.2.5. Designated operational entities (DOEs) -- 2.2.6. Designated national authorities -- 2.2.7. Project participants -- 3. CDM Market Regulation -- 3.1. A snapshot: The CDM and the carbon market -- 3.2. The EB as regulator -- 3.3. The EB in operation: An analysis -- 3.3.1. Independency -- 3.3.2. Transparency -- 3.3.3. Efficiency -- 3.3.4. Predictability and certainty -- 3.3.5. Review -- 4. Comparative Analysis -- 4.1. The UN Security Council and its targeted sanctions -- 4.2. The global anti-doping regime -- 5. Models for International Review Mechanisms -- 5.1. World Bank Inspection Panel -- 5.2. The European Ombudsman -- 6. Lessons Learned for the CDM -- 6.1. Adoption of due process rules -- 6.1.1. Administrative rules and procedures -- 6.1.2. Establishment of a focal point -- 6.1.3. Compiling CDM rules -- 6.2. Reform of the executive board and its panels -- 6.2.1. Professionalizing the EB -- 6.2.2. Funding and hiring of sufficient support staff -- 6.3. Establishment of a review mechanism -- 6.3.1. Design features of a CDM review and appeal mechanism -- 7. Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Theme III Emissions Trading in the European Union and Asia -- 8 Regional Framework: The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme - Past, Present and Future Kurt Deketelaere and Marijke Schurmans -- Introduction -- 1. Introduction to the Current European Union GHG Emission Trading Scheme
1.1. Background: The UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol -- 1.1.1. International Emission Trading (IET): Allowance-based transaction -- 1.1.2. Joint Implementation (JI): Project based-transaction between an Annex I-Party and another Annex I-Party -- 1.1.3. Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): Project based-transaction between an Annex I-Party and a non Annex I-Party -- 1.2. The EU greenhouse gas emission trading scheme: Current situation and legislation -- 1.2.1. The European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) -- 1.2.2. The EU Directive 2003/87/EC: The establishment of a Community-wide greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme -- 1.2.3. The EU Regulation of 21 December 2004: Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL) -- 1.2.4. The EU Linking Directive 2004/101/EC -- 2. Review of the European Union GHG Emission Trading Scheme -- 2.1. General -- 2.2. EU Spring Council 8/9 March 2007 -- 2.3. The aviation proposal -- 2.3.1. Context of the proposal -- 2.3.2. Legal elements of the proposal -- 2.3.3. Evaluation -- 2.4. The maritime sector under EU ETS… -- 2.5. The EU ETS global revision… -- 2.5.1. General -- 2.5.2. The scope of the Directive -- 2.5.3. Further harmonisation and increased predictability 136 -- 2.5.4. Robust compliance and enforcement -- 2.5.5. Linking with emissions trading schemes in third countries, and appropriate means to involve developing countries and countries in economic transition138 -- 2.5.6. Institutional and procedural aspects -- 2.5.7. The relationship between the EU ETS and other market-based regulatory instruments -- 2.5.8. Meetings -- 9 Trends in Carbon Trading: Practical Lessons Andrew Beatty and Evan Williams -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Current Trends in the Carbon Market -- 2.1. State of the Global Carbon Market -- 2.2. State of the carbon market in Asia -- 2.3. Players in the carbon market -- 3. Types of Carbon Transactions
3.1. Forward sales from emissions reduction projects -- 3.2. Acquisitions of carbon portfolios -- 3.3. Spot trades -- 4. Country Risk -- 4.1. Legal and policy treatment of carbon credits -- 4.2. Foreign investment rules -- 4.3. CDM infrastructure -- 4.4. Domestic regulations specific to carbon credit projects -- 4.5. The impact of domestic regulations on the assessment of additionality -- 5. Contractual Risk -- 5.1. Defining the assets and rights being traded -- 5.2. Delivery risk -- 5.3. Dispute resolution -- 5.4. Environmental risk -- 5.5. Market price risk -- 6. Future Developments -- Glossary -- Schedule 1: CDM Project Cycle67 -- Schedule 2: Case Study - Domestic Regulation of CDM Projects in the PRC -- Project Owners Must be PRC Controlled -- Foreign Buyer Must Agree to Purchase All of the CERs -- The Imposition of a Floor Price for CERs -- The PRC Government Takes a Share of the CER Revenues -- NDRC Ruling on Consultancy Fees -- Theme IV Effective Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in Asia -- 10 Singapore's National Climate Change Strategy K. Suresh -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Greenhouse Gas Emissions -- 3. Mitigation, Public Awareness and Competency Building Strategies and Programmes -- 4. Clean Development Mechanism -- 5. Vulnerability and Adaptation -- 6. Conclusion -- 11 Japan: Achieving Its Kyoto Target Hiroji Isozaki -- Current Status of the Debate on a Post-Kyoto Framework - Overview of the Main Actors' Positions on a Post-Kyoto Framework -- Proposal for a Post-Kyoto Framework - Commitment and Action Plan -- Structural Problems of the Kyoto Protocol -- 1. Reduction Targets for Japan under the Kyoto Protocol -- 2. GHG emissions from Japan -- 3. Measures Decided by the Japanese Government to be Taken for the Kyoto Protocol -- 4. The Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan, 2005 -- 5. Additional Measures Taken
6. Measures under the Kyoto Mechanisms
Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World focuses on responses to climate change in the world's most populous region. This book provides the most comprehensive insight to the climate change discourse within Asia to date by drawing on the diverse disciplines and experience of legal practitioners, climate change consultants, government officials and academics. Individual chapters address issues such as how the various Asian countries - highly disparate in their cultures, socio-economic conditions and political systems - are responding to climate change, the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change, and the effective implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in Asia. Sample Chapter(s). Foreword (37 KB). Chapter 1: Climate Disruption: Remaking the Agenda of Meas in Asia and the World (138 KB). Contents: Setting the Stage: Climate Disruption: Remaking the Agenda of MEAs in Asia and the World (N A Robinson); Reframing Global Warming: Toward a Strategic National Planning Framework (S V Valentine); Climate Change - Living in the Anthropocene (J Obbard); Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): An Overview of the Clean Development Mechanism in Southeast Asia (J Lin); CDM in China (X Yang & X Wang); Empirial Considerations in the Development of CDM Projects in Asia (W I Y Byun & F H C Chan); Making Markets Work - A Review of CDM Performance and the Need for Reform (C Streck & J Lin); Emissions Trading in the European Union and Asia: Regional Framework: The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme - Past, Present and Future (K Deketelaere & M Schurmans); Trends in Carbon Trading: Practical Lessons (A Beatty & E Williams); Effective Implementation of the Kyoto in Asia: Singapore's National Climate Change Strategy (K Suresh); Japan: Achieving Its Kyoto Target (H Isozaki); Compliance Under the Kyoto Protocol and Its
Implications for the Asian Region (M S Manguiat); Climate Change as a Threat to Peace & Security: Glacial Melting & Human Security in the Himalayas (K Khoday); The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond: A South Asian Perspective (A Gunawansa); Beyond Kyoto: Climate Change Including a Discussion of the AP6 Initiative from the Australian Perspective (M I Jeffery); Protecting Forests to Mitigate Global Climate Change (C streck). Readership: Environmental lawyers, policy makers, practitioners in CDM, tertiary students in environmental sciences
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
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Subject United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- (1992). -- Protocols, etc. -- 1997 Dec. 11.;Climatic changes -- Law and legislation.;Greenhouse gases -- Law and legislation.;Environmental law, International.;Greenhouse gases -- Law and legislation -- Asia.;Climatic changes -- Law and legislation -- Asia
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Alt Author Lye, Irene Lin-heng
Lin, Jolene
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