Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law
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Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

  • Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series

Edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe and Leonie Reins

Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation.
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Chapter 7: Climate transport policy in the Asia-Pacific region

Masahiko Iguchi and Hiroki Nakamura

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This chapter aims to reveal the current climate transport policy in the Asia-Pacific region. To this end, it analyses the following two case studies: 1) measures to shift demands of car travel to public transport; and 2) recent improvements of fuel economy regulations for passenger cars as well as tax incentives to diffuse low-carbon vehicles. It assesses how introduction of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the transport sector should be encouraged, and the meaning of a trend of regulatory convergence of fuel economy regulations among studied countries.

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