Low Carbon Society Scenarios Towards 2050

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Tool Overview

"The primary objective of the “Research project to Establish a Methodology to Evaluate Mid to Long Term Environmental Policy Options toward Asian Low-Carbon Societies?E(S-6 research project), is to develop comprehensive methodologies to design, calculate and evaluate the mid to long term policy options towards Low-Carbon Societies (LCSs) in Asia, which integrate robust scientific knowledge, and are sensitive to the multi-faced needs and values of each Asian country. The project also aims to formulate policy roadmaps and disseminate these for implementation.

The S-6 Research Project aims to identify feasible and robust development pathways over the medium to long-term for the realization of a low-carbon society in Asian countries, at both the national and sub-national levels. It examines these pathways from five perspectives:

  1. Integrated research on scenario development towards the realization of LCSs in Asia
  2. Fundamental analytical research exploring the possibility of developing LCSs in Asia and how to evaluate progress
  3. Research into the medium to long-term international and domestic institutional design options and their formative processes
  4. Research to limit GHG emissions from the resource consumption associated with economic growth; and
  5. Research into concrete measures to establish a low-carbon transport system in Asia"

The reports section of the project contains a number of case studies for low-carbon development plans in developing and developed nations, results of different workshops undertaken by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and other partners, and other research materials.

References

  1.  "Low Carbon Society Scenarios Towards 2050"