Cambodia-Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet)
The International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) proposed the establishment of a network called the “Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet)” at ASEAN+3 Environmental Minister Meeting (EMM) held in October 2011 in Cambodia. Japan/LCS-RNet proposed the establishment of a network called the “Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet)”at ASEAN+3 EMM held in October 2011 in Cambodia. The launch of the LoCARNet was declared at the side-event of the “East Asia Low Carbon Growth Partnership Dialogue” held in April 2012 in Japan.
The LoCARNet launched by IGES in close cooperation with NIES, promotes research to support the development of policies for low-carbon growth by enabling dialogue between scientists and policy-makers. The LoCARNet facilitates Asian region to move forward with low-carbon growth, with a number of ongoing favourable conditions to turn challenges into opportunities.
Uniqueness of LoCARNet -Network of prominent researchers who are deeply involved in low-carbon development policy processes in this region. -Science-Science-Policy Dialogue : LoCARNet promotes research for policies towards low-carbon growth by enabling a sufficient amount of dialogue between scientists and policy-makers. -Ownership of knowledge by countries : LoCARNet also encourages collaboration amongst researchers in-country whose research capacity and scientific knowledge are firmly grounded in their home countries. -South-South-North Collaboration : LoCARNet aims to increase in research capacity in the AP region through knowledge sharing and information exchange, in the scheme of not only north-south cooperation, but also south-south regional cooperation.