Climate change policies in the Asia-Pacific: re-uniting climate change and sustainable development
This paper contains detailed discussions on climate change strategies. It looks at climate change related issues in several sectors including forestry, energy (biofuels), waste management, and groundwater, as well as key institutional and industry developments in response to climate change challenges. The paper summarises current policy responses from around the Asia-Pacific region and attempts to sort effective climate change policy from non-effective policy. It attempts to set out general principles and priorities to promote the adoption of successful mitigation and adaptation policies that would fully accommodate the national needs and situations that vary so widely in the region.