Searching with a thematic focus on Low carbon energy in climate change, Climate change, Low carbon energy

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    Energy-based economic development: mapping the developing country context

    Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 2012
    Energy-based economic development (EBED) can provide economic, social and environmental benefits related to national economic development and sustainable growth activities. As both policy and research interests in responsible mechanisms for economic development grow, EBED benefits are becoming increasingly attractive to planners in both developed and developing countries.
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    China: improving the local-central climate governance nexus

    Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, 2012
    China's national energy and carbon intensity targets are well known, as are the central government’s commitments to low carbon development. The recent low carbon policy developments in China have relied primarily on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) defined by the central government.
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    Modeling pessimism: does climate stabilization require a failure of development?

    Science Direct, 2012
    Climate-economics models often assume that middle-income countries' per capita incomes will catch up with those of today's high income countries, while low-income countries will lag behind. This choice underrates the least developed countries' chance to escape poverty.
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    One Goal, Two Paths: Achieving Universal Access to Modern Energy in East Asia and the Pacific

    World Bank, 2011
    Improving energy access in developing countries is a key method of realizing development goals. However, climate change prompts policymakers to move away from fossil-fuel powered development; improvements in energy access must now be achieved with low carbon energy technology.
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    One planet - one future: equity and resilience for sustainable development

    CARE International, 2012
    This report by CARE highlights the need for Rio+20 to deliver on sustainable development solutions with equity and resilience as central pillars.
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    Cities and carbon finance: feasibility study on an urban CDM

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2012
    Cities are home to more than half the global population and are responsible for 60 to 80 per cent of energy use and more than 75 per cent of carbon emissions. This report examines how cities can better access climate finance through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). It recommends reforming the existing CDM to allow for methodologies geared towards cities.
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    Sustainable urban transport in India: role of the auto-rickshaw sector

    World Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2012
    This paper examines the role of the auto-rickshaw sector in promoting sustainable urban transport in India. It develops a policy vision for the sector and presents recommendations for reforms. The study is based on the three following key strategies of the Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) framework: avoid unnecessary trips; shift to more sustainable transport modes; improve performance in all modes.
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    Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Sector: Lessons from the Vietnamese Experience

    International Centre for Environmental Management, 2010
    Climate change prompts policymakers to pursue a low carbon energy pathway in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, this can lead to trade-offs with other sustainability objectives. This policy brief outlines key issues relating to biodiversity and the development of the hydropower sector in Vietnam. It is aimed at informing policymakers, civil society and donors.
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    The new general law on climate change in Mexico: leading national action to transition to a green economy

    International Development Law Organisation, 2012
    Mexico passed the general law on climate change on 19 April 2012, establishing a new leading global legal best practice to address climate change and transition to a green economy. The new law was only the second climate change law in the world. This working brief by the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) presents a legal analysis of Mexico's general law on climate change.
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    Economics of Climate Change in Rwanda

    Stockholm Environment Institute, 2009
    The ‘Economics of Climate Change in Rwanda’, funded by DFID and undertaken by the Stockholm Environment Institute together with local partners, has assessed the impacts and economics costs of climate change, the costs and benefits of adaptation and pathways of low carbon growth for Rwanda. This report is set out as follows: Chapter 1 presents the introduction.