Hironori Hamanaka, until recently Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and previously Japan’s Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, believes the Paris Agreement on climate change remains a key global framework and Asian countries, particularly the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and India, will play a critical role in achieving its ambitious goals.
Asia and the Pacific needs to address the increasing threats to its development posed by natural hazards and climate change. These figures stress the growing urgency for action to strengthen climate and disaster resilience in the region.
Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, with the temperature increase over the Asian landmass expected to reach 6 degree Celsius by the end of the century under a business-as-usual scenario.
This report aims to promote and facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information on the technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of PV power systems in Japan for the year 2017.
This presentation provides information about solar PV resources in Central and West Asia and floating solar energy, including design specifications, benefits, applications and indicative costs.
This publication examines the enormous potential for scaling up green business development in Asia and the Pacific. It reviews green markets, technologies, and practices with a focus on developing Asian countries and offers a set of policy options to enable governments and finance institutions to accelerate green business development in the region.
The country operations business plan (COBP) for India, 2020–2022 is the third under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) country partnership strategy (CPS) for India, 2018–2022. The COBP is well aligned with the CPS, which aims to support India in accelerating its inclusive economic transformation. It operationalizes the CPS’ three pillars: 1) boosting competitiveness to create jobs, 2) providing inclusive access to infrastructure networks and services, and 3) addressing climate change and increasing climate resilience.
This report reviews the evolution of the energy security concept, examines the regional context for energy cooperation, analyzes the economic and energy profiles of Central Asian economies, investigates nations’ RE policies, explores the RE potential in each economy, reviews the regional and specific national barriers for RE development, provides some recommendations about ways to ensure energy security through regional energy cooperation, and characterizes the essential components of comprehensive national policies to enable a fuller utilization of the RE potential existing in Central Asia.
This guide aims at explaining the relevance of quality assurance for a sustainable market development, besides providing an overview of quality assurance measures applied to solar thermal products and installations around the world. It also indicates some possible steps in order to set up a quality assurance system in a country.
This publication tries to provide guidelines for policy and framework conditions related to solar heating and cooling, in particular solar water heating. It aims at providing a quick overview of the main issues to be considered for setting the right framework for the promotion of the solar thermal technology. Therefore, it outlines key recommendations and guidelines for the implementation of a programme for the promotion of solar water heating.
This roadmap pathway is focusing on the standardized and cost optimal solutions to integrate solar thermal technology in all industrial processes, by developing collector structures adapted to industrial buildings, improved large-scale solar collector arrays, and new planning and design tools.