APN Global Change Perspectives

Coastal Ecosystem and Changing Economic Activities and Vulnerabilities along Chinese and South Asian Coasts

Title Coastal Ecosystem and Changing Economic Activities and Vulnerabilities along Chinese and South Asian Coasts Authors Joyashree ROY,Satabdi DATTA, Preeti KAPURIA, Indrila GUHA, Rajarshi BANERJI, Sandhya RAO, Md. Giashuddin MIAH, Md. Rafiqul ISLAM, Shang CHEN, Jingmei LI, Tao XIA, Janaka RATNASIRI, P.B. Terney PRADEEP KUMARA, … Read more…

Policy Brief: Practical Approaches to Supporting City-level GHG Emissions Accounting by Local Governments (LCD-04)

Summary Local authorities play a key role in tackling climate change as the ground implementers of national greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies. They are expected to measure, report and verify data on city-level GHG emissions in a credible and sustained manner by referring to national and global protocols and methodologies, … Read more…

Policy Brief: The Role of Bioenergy in Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus in Asia (LCD-03)

Summary Conjoint preferences revealed significant trade-offs among energy security, food security and ecosystem capacity in the Philippines, India and China. The preferred role of bioenergy for sustainable development reflects the social and economic concerns in the respective Asian countries, e.g. energy security and environmental condition in China, food … Read more…

Policy Brief: What Makes an Effective and Operable Benefit Distribution System for REDD+? (LCD-02)

Summary One of the key challenges in creating a global mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) is the information of effective benefits to incentivise forest owners or stewards for activities or actions that reduce forest loss. A well-designed benefit distribution system (BDS) is therefore critical … Read more…