CD links: Linking Climate and Development Policies – Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing

Series of related articles:
– IPCC: Special Report on Emissions Scenarios
– A new scenario framework for climate change research: the concept of shared socioeconomic pathways
– Linking Climate and Development Policies – Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing

CD links

The Project

CD-LINKS is a research project that brings together a consortium of nineteen leading international research organizations from around the globe to explore national and global transformation strategies for climate change and their linkages to a range of sustainable development objectives.

An important question for policy makers, in the G20 and beyond, is how to bring climate action into the broader sustainable development agenda. Objectives like energy poverty eradication, increased well-being and welfare, air quality improvement, energy security enhancement, and food and water availability will continue to remain important over the next several decades. There have been relatively few scientific analyses, however, that have explored the complex interplay between climate action and development while simultaneously taking both global and national perspectives. Tiếp tục đọc “CD links: Linking Climate and Development Policies – Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing”

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A new scenario framework for climate change research: the concept of shared socioeconomic pathways

Series of related articles:
– IPCC: Special Report on Emissions Scenarios
– A new scenario framework for climate change research: the concept of shared socioeconomic pathways
– Linking Climate and Development Policies – Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing

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, Volume 122, Issue 3, pp 387–400 | Cite as

A new scenario framework for climate change research: the concept of shared socioeconomic pathways

  • Brian C. O’Neil, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, USA
  • Elmar Kriegler, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
  • Keywan Riahi, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
  • Kristie L. Ebi, ClimAdapt, LLC, Los Altos, USA
  • Stephane Hallegatte, The World Bank, Washington, USA
  • Timothy R. Carter, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Climate Change Programme, Helsinki, Finland
  • Ritu Mathur, TERI, New Delhi, India
  • Detlef P. van Vuuren, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
  • Department of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Abstract

The new scenario framework for climate change research envisions combining pathways of future radiative forcing and their associated climate changes with alternative pathways of socioeconomic development in order to carry out research on climate change impacts, adaptation, and mitigation. Here we propose a conceptual framework for how to define and develop a set of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) for use within the scenario framework. Tiếp tục đọc “A new scenario framework for climate change research: the concept of shared socioeconomic pathways”

Vietnam uses water cannon to disperse protest at global fashion brands supplier

 

FILE PHOTO: Picture shows a protesting camp set by villagers to block entrance of Hong Kong’s Pacific Crystal textiles factory after villagers accused the company of polluting local water in Hai Duong province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Staff

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnamese authorities on Monday used water cannon and electric rods to end a five-month long protest by villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands, an official and a villager said.

The blockade represents another challenge to the communist nation’s government over industrial pollution woes, at a time when Vietnam seeks more foreign investors to keep up one of the highest rates of growth in Southeast Asia.

Hundreds of people from the northern province of Hai Duong have maintained watch in shifts day and night since April to stop work at the Pacific Crystal Textiles mill, operated by Hong Kong-based Pacific Textiles.

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Vietnam’s Social Media Shaping New Environmentalism

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Social media is proving its important role in promoting environmental awareness to the young generation in Vietnam and throughout SE Asia Credit: Judith Scharnowski

By James Borton

Can Tho, Vietnam, June 14, 2017

Geopolitical Monitor

“I am frequently on several environmental online forums and campaigns led by Vietnamese, who have addressed Hanoi’s logging of 6,700 trees, the Thai Binh deforestation for economic development, and the construction in Cat Ba,” says Tran Thi Thuy Binh, a member of the Vietnam Forum for Environmental Journalists in Hanoi. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s Social Media Shaping New Environmentalism”

ASEAN needs to double power capacity in less than 20 years

Meeting demand will take $500 billion worth of new generation facilities

MASAYUKI YUDA, Nikkei staff writer

asia.nikkei_will remain the main source of power generation in ASEAN in the coming decades, says Wood Mackenzie analyst Edi Saputra. © Reuters

TOKYO — ASEAN needs to more than double its power capacity in less than 20 years to meet burgeoning demand. British energy research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie reported last week that the region requires $500 billion worth of investment to achieve such a goal.

ASEAN, whose current combined GDP is around $2.8 trillion, needs to construct an additional 270 gigawatts of generating capacity by 2035. Current capacity is 209GW. Tiếp tục đọc “ASEAN needs to double power capacity in less than 20 years”