Asia is facing serious environmental challenges including urban air pollution and the effects of global climate change. As a major source of greenhouse gases, what happens in Asia will play a crucial role in determining the extent to which the world warms over coming decades. This paper reviews key environmental challenges faced by the region and the growing opportunities for a transition to a cleaner economy powered by zero-emission energy sources. Economic mechanisms - including emissions pricing, reverse auctions, and renewable portfolio standards with green certificate schemes - have the potential to underpin a much greener development model for the Asian Century.
|Journal||Asian Economic Policy Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|