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The polycentric approach to the climate action in the Asia Pacific region: the role of carbon markets


Nakamura, A and Crowley, C, The polycentric approach to the climate action in the Asia Pacific region: the role of carbon markets, Environmental Management, 57, (3) pp. 73-79. (2021) [Refereed Article]


The Paris Agreement has been widely criticised for the existing measures of each country being not sufficient to meet the agreed global targets. There is an urgent need for emphasizing, not only the greenhouse gas reduction activities at the global and national levels, but also at the regional level. Many Asian countries have heavily relied on fossil fuel-based electricity supplies, which will need drastic regional reforms if society is to transform towards a zero/low carbon society in order to achieve the Paris targets. This paper introduces the importance of a polycentric approach to regional climate action through carbon market connectivity in the Asia Pacific region. It reviews the role of carbon markets, the potential of a carbon market in the region, and the current barriers to it.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:regional climate policy, carbon markets, Asia Pacific climate policy
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Economic development policy
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
UTAS Author:Nakamura, A (Dr Akihiro Nakamura)
UTAS Author:Crowley, C (Associate Professor Kate Crowley)
ID Code:144409
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-05-21
Last Modified:2021-09-06

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