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Environment and Climate Change

Climate change is an immense global challenge. ERIA endeavours to help the environment through its research on renewable energy, power infrastructure, carbon footprint, biodiversity conservation, and food supply chain. In addition, ERIA conducts studies on circular economy, sustainability assessment, energy policy suggestions, sustainable development policy advices, energy market integration propositions, inclusive green growth model, new development model, and many more.

ASEAN, East Asia, Environment, Finance, Paris Agreement, Regulation and Governance

Policies and Financing Strategies for Low-Carbon Energy Transition: Overcoming Barriers to Private Financial Institutions

14 February 2020

Placing Asian economies on a low-carbon path requires an unprecedented shift in private investment and new financing models. A growing community of investors is seeking … Read More

low carbon growth, environment

Identifying Countries for Regional Cooperation in Low Carbon Growth: A Geo-environmental Impact Index

22 January 2020

About the Journal International Journal of Environmental Research, February 2020, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 29–41 Author Kazi Arif Uz Zaman, Financial Stability Department, Bangladesh … Read More

Agriculture, Food Value Chain, disaster risk management, Production Networks

Vulnerability of Agriculture Production Networks and Global Food Value Chains Due to Natural Disaster

07 January 2020

The threat of disasters and climate change to the global food supply is growing. In the developing countries of Asia more than one quarter of … Read More

disasters, disaster risk management, Environment, Climate Change, Food Security, ASEAN

Towards a Resilient ASEAN Volume 2: Advancing Disaster Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation: Roadmap and Options for Implementation

27 December 2019

Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related natural disasters, which put many people at risk. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations … Read More

disaster risk management, disaster resilience, Environment, Climate Change, Food Security, Food Value Chain, ASEAN, disasters

Towards a Resilient ASEAN Volume 1: Disasters, Climate Change, and Food Security: Supporting ASEAN Resilience

23 December 2019

Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related natural disasters, which put many people at risk. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations … Read More

Connectivity, Environment, Climate Change, Indonesia, Japan, Sustainable Development

Sustainable Marine Development

26 September 2019

Indonesia has the largest economic exclusive zone in Asia, and Japan the second largest. Marine resources are their main development assets. Indonesia and Japan rely … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Environment

Quantitative Assessment of the Impact of EMS Standards on the Firms’ Attitude towards Product Safety

22 February 2019

In response to regulatory policies on environmental and consumer safety, firms implement various initiatives to enhance their environmental compliance to enter or stay in the … Read More

Energy, East Asia, Policy

Remaking Energy Policies for Global Sustainability: The Case of Flying Geese Model and Path Dependencies in East Asia

01 October 2017

In East Asia, the path of economic integration that started at the end of World War II, through catch-up industrialization, took a distinguished path. Started … Read More

disasters, Energy, Food Security, Social Protection, Climate Change, Environment

Managing Stranded Assets and Protecting Food Value Chains from Natural Disasters

09 May 2017

Stranded assets are those that have suffered unanticipated or premature write-downs, lost value, or turned into liabilities due to external shocks. Environmental risk factors, such … Read More

Climate Change, Food Security, asean

Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Food Security in Southeast Asia

31 March 2017

Climate and agriculture are closely linked, as weather and climate are the primary factors in agricultural production. Due to high levels of CO2, future projections … Read More

Study on Power Grid Interconnection and Electricity Trading in Northeast Asia

12 October 2016

This research report analyses the costs and benefits of power grid interconnection in the Northeast Asia region - covering north and northeast of … Read More

Environment, Energy

Cambodia National Energy Statistics 2016

07 October 2016

Insufficient information and inadequate capacity to carry out comprehensive energy planning are identified as the main contributing factors to the current circumstances of … Read More

Energy, Regulation and Governance

Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2016

21 September 2016

Sustained economic growth and increasing population in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region are the two major drivers responsible for the rise of … Read More

Food Supply Chain Disruption due to Natural Disasters: Entities, Risks, and Strategies for Resilience

13 May 2016

The resilience of the food supply chain (FSC) to disruptions has not kept pace with the extended, globalised, and complex network of modern food chain. … Read More

Environment

Towards Reframing the Spirit of ASEAN Environmentalism: Insights from Japan's COHHO Experience and Studies

24 February 2016

Japan has managed to keep 67 percent of its forest area over the last half century. However, fishermen and the scientific community noticed … Read More

Environment, Services

Tourism Supply Chains and Natural Disasters: The Vulnerability Challenge and Business Continuity Models for ASEAN Countries

24 February 2016

The global development of tourism has been tremendous over the last decades. The increasing importance of tourism in the global economy is likely … Read More

Environment, Climate Change, disasters

Convergence of Opportunities: Resilience and the ASEAN Community

26 January 2016

Abstract The year 2015 is a defining year for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As the region journeys forward in forging the ASEAN … Read More

Study on Effective Power Infrastructure Investment through Power Grid Interconnections in East Asia

07 December 2015

Abstract Dense cross-border power grid connections can benefit the ASEAN region through maximum use of untapped resources to generate power and stabilise power supply with … Read More

Environment, disasters

Transboundary Haze Pollution Problem in Southeast Asia: Reframing ASEAN's Response

01 December 2015

ASEAN has experienced periodic episodes of transboundary haze pollution resulting from land and forest fires caused by seasonal burning to clear vegetation on … Read More

Empowering Communities and Countries to Conserve Biodiversity at the National and ASEAN Levels: Status, Challenges, and Ways Forward

01 December 2015

Abstract The importance of biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use to realise the ASEAN vision of promoting sustainable development and a green economy is well … Read More

Linking Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security in ASEAN

24 November 2015

Abstract Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) food security can be comprehensively governed by the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the ASEAN Social and Cultural … Read More

Environment, Energy, Innovation and Technology

Selecting the Best Mix of Renewable and Conventional Energy Sources for Asian Communities

30 September 2015

The ERIA Working Group on 'Feasibility Study on the Best Mix of Renewable and Conventional Energy Sources Sustainable for Various Asian Communities' has … Read More

Environment

Can Thinking Green and Sustainability be an Economic Opportunity for ASEAN?

28 September 2015

ASEAN member states (AMS) are confronted by serious environmental problems that threaten to undermine future growth and regional stability. This paper considers four … Read More

Sustainable Development of Natural Gas Market in East Asia Summit Region

23 September 2015

Preface The role of natural gas in energy supply is increasing in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region where energy demands are steadily growing. The … Read More

Environment, Regulation and Governance

Strengthening Natural Resources Management in ASEAN: National and Regional Imperatives, Targets, and Opportunities

07 September 2015

The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint adopted in 2009 incorporated 'Ensuring Environmental Sustainability' as one of its six broader characteristics. A mid-term review (MTR) … Read More

Environment, Urban Development

Engendering Liveable Low-Carbon Smart Cities in ASEAN as an Inclusive Green Growth Model and Opportunities for Regional Cooperation

01 September 2015

This paper discusses the status, opportunities, and modalities for engendering liveable low-carbon smart cities in ASEAN as an inclusive green growth model and … Read More

Low Carbon Green Growth in Asia: What is the Scope for Regional Cooperation?

09 April 2015

Abstract This paper develops a framework to assess the scope of collaboration among countries that are pursuing low-carbon green growth. Much of the policy studies … Read More

Sustainable Development of the Natural Gas Market in the EAS Region

22 October 2014

Executive Summary This essay explores the necessary measures to achieve the sustainable development of the natural gas market in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region … Read More

disasters, Environment

Economic and Welfare Impacts of Disasters in East Asia and Policy Responses: The Case of Vietnam

01 August 2013

Although Vietnam has seen remarkable economic achievements over the last twenty-five years, the country is still one of the poorest countries in the … Read More

Environment, Energy, Innovation and Technology

Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Renewable Energy and its Deployment into the Power System

01 August 2013

List of Project Members PROF. DR. FUKUNARI KIMURA (Project Supervisor): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia; Professor, … Read More

Energy, Environment, Infrastructure

Study on Effective Investment of Power Infrastructure in East Asia through Power Grid Interconnection

01 June 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members MR. ICHIRO KUTANI (LEADER): Senior Economist, Manager, Global Energy Group 1 , Assistant to Managing Director, Strategy Research … Read More

Economic Impact Evaluation of Investments on the Energy Savings and Low-carbon Emitting Technologies in East Asia

27 December 2012

Outline A policy shift has been observed in the EAS countries to promote energy efficiency improvement, as well as the use of low-carbon emitting technologies, … Read More

Application of the ERIA WG Methodology to Evaluate Sustainability of Biomass Utilization for Energy and Materials

26 December 2012

Outline It is generally acknowledged that biomass energy can make a significant contribution to environmental improvement, energy supply diversity from fossil fuel and socio-economic development … Read More

Finance, Macroeconomy, Investment

Moving Toward a New Development Model for East Asia- The Role of Domestic Policy and Regional Cooperation

01 December 2012

PROF. FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR):Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia. PROF. ZHANG YUNLING (PROJECT … Read More

Environment, Energy

Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia Region (FY2011)

01 June 2012

List of Project Members MR. SHIGERU KIMURA (LEADER): Senior Research Fellow, The Energy Data and Modelling Center (EDMC), The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) … Read More

Energy

"Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia"

01 March 2011

Republic of Korea : Dr. Soo-Il Kim,Research Fellow, Energy Supply and Demand Analysis Division Energy Economics Institute (KEEI). Lao PDR : Mr. Khamso Kouphokham,Chief, … Read More

Energy, Environment

Sustainability Assessment methodology for Biomass Energy Utilization for Small and Large Scale Initiatives: Lessons Learned from Pilot Studies in Selected East Asian Countries

01 March 2011

The fourth phase of the working group culminated several years of developing and testing methodology for assessing sustainability of biomass utilization in East … Read More

Carbon Footprint Labeling Activities in the East Asia Summit Region: Spillover Effects to Less Developed Countries

01 July 2010

Abstract This paper discusses carbon footprint (CFP) labeling activities in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region with a focus on their spillover effects on … Read More

Energy, Environment

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF BIOMASS ENERGY UTILISATION IN SELECTED EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Masayuki SAGISAKA (PROJECT LEADER): Dr. Eng., Deputy Director,Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability,National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and … Read More

ENERGY MARKET INTEGRATION IN THE EAST ASIA SUMMIT REGION: REVIEW OF INITIATIVES AND ESTIMATION OF BENEFIT

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Prof. Fukunari Kimura: Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East AsiaFaculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan. Dr. Xunpeng … Read More

Policy

3R Policies for Southeast and East Asia (FY2009)

01 March 2010

Members Of Working Group Enri Damanhuri (PROJECT LEADER): Professor, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. Michikazu Kojima (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Director, Environment and Natural Resource Studies … Read More

Environment, Energy

Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Leader : Mr. Shigeru Kimura, Senior Research FellowThe Energy Data and Modelling Unit (EDMC), The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). … Read More

The Prospects for Coal: Global Experience and Implications for Energy Policy

01 September 2009

Abstract This paper argues that coal and its industry is promising. It is found that the Western European (including the British) case has been misunderstood … Read More

Environment, industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

3R Policies for Southeast and East Asia

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-6-1 Contents Front cover Preface Contents of the Report Member of Working Group Executive Summary and Policy Recommendation Chapter 1 Development of the … Read More

Environment, Policy

Mainstreaming Sustainable Development Policies in East Asia

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-6-2 Contents Front cover Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. OVERALL FRAMEWORK 1.1 Background and Objectives 1.2 Scope … Read More

Sustainable Automobile Society in East Asia

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-7 Contents Front cover Contents Preface Executive Summary of ERIA Research Project Introduction WG Structure Approach to Clean Air in Asia (Based on … Read More

Guidelines to Assess Sustainability of Biomass Utilisation in East Asia

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-8-2 Contents FRONT COVER TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background 1.2 Discussion 1.3 Biomass in East Asian Countries in 2008 … Read More

Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-8-1 Contents FRONT COVER DISCLAIMER, FOREWORD, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MEMBER LIST, LIST OF TABLES, LIST OF FIGURES and LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY … Read More

Environment, Energy

Sustainable Biomass Utilisation Vision in East Asia

01 March 2008

List of Project Members SAGISAKA Masayuki( Project Leader): Dr. Eng., Deputy Director, Research Centre for Life Cycle Assessment, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & … Read More

Energy, Environment, Competitiveness

Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia Region

01 March 2008

List of Project Members Leader : Mr. Shigeru Kimura, Senior Research FellowThe Energy Data and Modelling Unit (EDMC, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). … Read More

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