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1st Edition

Climate Change Governance in Asia

ISBN 9780367227005
Published July 20, 2020 by Routledge
308 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Asian countries are among the largest contributors to climate change. China, India, Japan and South Korea are among the top ten largest carbon emitters in the world, with South Korea, Japan and Taiwan also some of the largest on a per capita basis. At the same time, many Asian countries, notably India, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand are among those most affected by climate change, in terms of economic losses attributed to climate-related disasters.

Asia is an extremely diverse region, in terms of the political regimes of its constituent countries, and of their level of development and the nature of their civil societies. As such, its countries are producing a wide range of governance approaches to climate change. Covering the diversity of climate change governance in Asia, this book presents cosmopolitan governance from the perspective of urban and rural communities, local and central governments, state-society relations and international relations. In doing so it offers both a valuable overview of individual Asian countries’ approaches to climate change governance, and a series of case studies for finding solutions to climate change challenges.

Table of Contents

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  1. Introduction
  2. Part I

    Framework of Climate Change Governance in Asian Countries

  3. Koichi Hasegawa
  4. Climate Change Governance in Japan: Critical Review on Japan's INDC and its Energy Policy

  5. Kuei-Tien Chou and Hwa Meei Liou
  6. Climate Change Governance in Taiwan: The Transitional Gridlock by a High Carbon Regime

  7. Sun-Jin Yun
  8. Climate Change Governance in Korea: Focusing on the Process of the Establishment of its NDC

  9. Kang Chen and Alex Y Lo
  10. Climate Governance in China: the role of International Organisations in the Guangdong Emission Trading Scheme

    Part II

    Risks and Transition

  11. Chaya Vaddhanaphuti
  12. Governing Climate Knowledges: what can Thailand Climate Change Master Plan and climate project managers learn from lay Northern Thai villagers?

  13. Midori Aoyagi
  14. Risk Perceptions and Attitudes Toward National Energy Choices and Climate Change in Japan and European Countries

  15. Chia-Wei Chao and Kuei-Tien Chou
  16. Governing the Climate-Driven Systemic Risk in Taiwan – Challenges and Perspectives

  17. Hajime Kimura
  18. Ecological Modernization, New Technologies and Framing in the Environmental Movement: A climate Change Mitigation Technology (CO2 capture and storage) and its Environmental Risk

    Part III

    Local Governance on Climate Change Adaptation

  19. So-Young Lee, Eric Zusman and Seejae Lee
  20. Tracing Sustainability Transitions in Seoul Governance: Enabling and Scaling Grassroots Innovations

  21. Anshu Ogra
  22. Rethinking Adaptation to Climate Change in the Policy Landscape of India

  23. Leah Abayao
  24. Disaster Risk Governance in Northern Philippines Communities: Issues and Prospects in Climate Change Talks

  25. Roger S. Chen and Ho-Ching Lee

           Assessing Climate Governance of Tainan City through Stakeholder Networks and Text Mining


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Kuei-Tien Chou is Professor at the Graduate Institute of National Development, National Taiwan University and Lead Principal Investigator of Risk Society and Policy Research Center, National Taiwan University.

Koichi Hasegawa is Professor of Sociology at Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Japan.

Dowan Ku is Director of Environment and Society Research Institute, Seoul, South Korea.

Shu-Fen Kao is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Fo Guang University.