Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific: IGES White Paper IV 2012. By the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). - Chapter 2: Strengthening Governance for Environment and Sustainable Development: The potential for a capacity and information exchange platform in Asia-Pacific. This chapter recommends the creation of a capacity and information exchange platform, as a regional body to promote information sharing, and capacity building, including helping member states adjust monitoring and reporting of progress towards meeting their environmental and sustainability commitments. Establishing such a platform could be seen as initial step for, in the longer term to set the stage for a regional environmental institution or agency.
Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific, Turning resource constraints and the climate crisis into economic growth opportunities. - The Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific explores the opportunities that a low carbon green growth path offers to the region. It articulates five tracks on which to drive the economic system change necessary to pursue low carbon green growth as a new economic development path. In particular, the “visible structure” of the economy, comprising such physical infrastructure as transport, buildings and energy systems, together with the “invisible structure”, which encompasses market prices, governance, regulations and lifestyles, have to be re-oriented towards resource efficiency. The Roadmap provides policymakers in the region with a comprehensive list of policy options and practical implementing strategies as well as examples of successful practices, woven through more than 100 fact sheets and case studies.