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Climate Action South Asia: Information Update No. 2: Economics of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Asia: Options and Costs
dc.description.abstractThe study Economics of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Options and Costs in Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka reveals excellent opportunities in low-carbon green growth by pursuing resource- and energy efficient technologies that would lower emissions of greenhouse gases at low cost (≤ $10 per ton) or even cost saving (benefits). These technologies range from solar cooking utensils to electric and more efficient diesel vehicles and use of solid waste for fuel. They could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by a fifth by 2020, relative to base case for that year. Introduction of a climate policy based on stabilizing global GHG concentrations through a carbon tax would further lower emissions, for example, by more than 22% at a carbon price of $41 per ton by 2030. Policy and regulatory barriers, perverse subsidies on conventional fossil fuels, and uncertain future carbon price currently reduce incentives to invest in GHG emission-reducing technologies. However, these barriers can be overcomed through various enabling policies and measures, such as: promoting research and development; building capacity; establishing a sound regulatory framework for renewable energy (RE); providing incentives to clean technology and RE users and producers; promoting industry self-regulation and voluntary arrangements; and enhancing regional energy development and trade.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleClimate Action South Asia: Information Update No. 2: Economics of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Asia: Options and Costs
dc.subject.expertWork Environment
dc.subject.expertUrban Environment
dc.subject.expertSocial Environment
dc.subject.expertRegulatory Environments
dc.subject.expertMarine Environment
dc.subject.expertInternational Environmental Relations
dc.subject.expertInstitutional Environment Assessment
dc.subject.expertGlobal Environment
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Sustainability
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Strategy
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Services
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Resources
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Management and Planning
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Issues
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Guidelines
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Effects
dc.subject.expertEnvironment and Pollution Prevention
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Control
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Technology
dc.subject.adbLand Development
dc.subject.adbForestry Development
dc.subject.adbFishery Development
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Statistics
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Planning
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Management
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Education
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Capacity
dc.subject.adbPollution Control
dc.subject.adbNature Protection
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Conservation
dc.subject.naturalAir quality indexes
dc.subject.naturalEcological risk assessment
dc.subject.naturalEnvironmental impact evaluation
dc.subject.naturalAnalysis of environmental impact
dc.subject.naturalEnvironmental toxicology
dc.subject.naturalHealth risk assessment
dc.subject.naturalRain and rainfall
dc.subject.naturalAcid precipitation
dc.subject.naturalOzone-depleting substance mitigation
dc.subject.naturalGreenhouse gas mitigation
dc.subject.naturalPrevention of pollution
dc.subject.naturalAir quality
dc.subject.naturalAir quality management
dc.title.seriesCASA Information Update
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.authorAsian Development Bank

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