Low-carbon, Sustainable Future in East Asia Improving energy systems, taxation and policy cooperation
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East Asia is a key region in the global economy, including both the second and third largest global economies already and, led by China, continuing to expand at a rapid rate. This economic growth has led to unprecedented gains in prosperity in the region but it has also led to increasing environmental pressures and energy issues.
This book assesses ways in which East Asia can continue or even increase existing rates of economic growth while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental degradation. Using advanced modelling approaches, future scenarios for four East Asian countries are assessed in detail, including analysis of particular challenges in each country (e.g. coal power in China, nuclear power in Japan). Prospects for each country’s energy system are assessed in detail and the potential effects of various types of Environmental Tax Reform in the four countries are also considered carefully. The final section of the book explores the interaction between trade liberalization, a key driver of growth, and emission levels in the East Asia region.
1. Energy systems and environmental policy in East Asia, Soocheol Lee, Xianbing Liu, Ken’ichi Mastumoto, Sungin Na, Li-chun Chen 2. Introduction to the modelling in this book, Hector Pollitt, Soocheol Lee and Park Seung-Joon Part 1: The Power Choices and the Sustainability of Energy Usage in East Asia 3. Modeling the Power Sectors in East Asia: The choice of Power Sources, Yuki Ogawa, Jean-Francois Mercure, Soocheol Lee and Hector Pollitt 4. Modeling the power sector in East Asia: Economic and Environmental impacts of the choices of power sources, Yuki Ogawa, Jean-Francois Mercure, Soocheol Lee and Hector Pollitt 5. The environmental and macroeconomic implications of phasing out nuclear power in Japan – E3MG vs CGE modeling results, Soocheol Lee, Hector Pollitt, Park Seung-Joon, Kazuhiro Ueta 6. Energy efficiency policies in East Asia: Macroeconomic implications and interactions with existing climate policies, Unnada Chewpreecha, Seonghee Kim, Lisa Ryan and Sunhee Suk 7. Energy structure and energy security under climate mitigation scenarios in East Asia, Ken'ichi Matsumoto Part 2: Environmental Tax Reform for Environmental and Economic Balance 8. The double dividend of an environmental tax reform in East Asian economies, Park Seung-Joon, Yuki Ogawa, Takeshi Kawakatsu, Hector Pollitt 9. The macroeconomic impacts of ETR: A comparison of model results, Hector Pollitt, Soocheol Lee, Park Seung-Joon, Yongsung Cho, Inoue Emiko 10. Environmental taxes and fiscal deficits, Hector Pollitt, Park Seung-Joon and Takeshi Kawakatsu 11. The distributional effects of low carbon policies in Japan and South Korea, Unnada Chewpreecha and Tae-Yeoun Lee 12. Human Capital and Environmental Taxation in Japan and South Korea, Tae-Yeoun Lee, Hector Pollitt, Sung-In Na and Unnada Chewpreecha 13. Competitiveness issues and carbon leakage, Hector Pollitt, Alicia Higson, Sungin Na, Seonghee Kim, Yuki Ogawa and Park Seung-Joon 14. The role for border tax adjustments, Park Seung-Joon, Unnada Chewpreecha and Hector Pollitt Part 3: Trade and Interdependency of Economy and Environment in East Asia 15. Measuring both production-based and consumption-based CO2 emissions of different countries based on the multi-region input-output model, Jun Pang, Shih-mo Lin, Eva Alexandri and Soocheol Lee 16. An empirical study on the interdependency of energy consumption and CO2 emissions under the international IO structure of the Asia-Pacific region, Kiyoshi Fujikawa and HIkari Ban 17. Emissions from international maritime transportation in East Asia, Yoshifumi Ishikawa 18. An environmental assessment of FTA in East Asian regions using the CGE modeling approach, Hikari Ban and Kiyoshi Fujikawa 19. An environmental assessment of East Asian trade agreements using E3ME-Asia, Unnada Chewpreecha, Hector Pollitt, Soocheol Lee, Sadoi Yuri and Hiroshi Yoshida 20. Conclusion, Hector Pollitt, Soocheol Lee, Seung-Joon Park and Tae-Yeoun Lee
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