Asia is at a crossroads. It is the world's most populous region, it accounts for a rising share of global greenhouse gas emissions, and it is the region most vulnerable to climate risks. Low-Carbon Green Growth in Asia: Policies and Practices recognizes that in order to develop the region, low-carbon green growth is imperative. This volume reviews the low-carbon policy initiatives taken by Asian countries at the national, sectoral, and local levels while assessing their achievements, identifying the remaining gaps, and examining new opportunities.
It also notes that actions taken by several Asian countries to date have been both impressive and replicable and that the region's commitment to low-carbon green growth represents a move away from the old economic notion of "grow first and clean later." However, emerging Asia's carbon emissions remain high, and failure to act swiftly could increase mitigation costs by two to five times and lock in a high-carbon footprint for decades to come.
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About the Author
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) is the think tank of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It was established in 1997 to identify effective development strategies and to improve development management in ADB's developing member countries.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is the leading international development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty and improving the quality of life in the Asia and Pacific region. With about 3000 employees from 61 countries, ADB focused on delivering projects that create economic and development impact.