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

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 10: Climate change and buildings – an Asia-Pacific primer

Abhishek Rohatgi, Tian Sheng Allan Loi and Nahim Bin Zahur


We provide an analytical overview of the Asia-Pacific region’s experience with climate change mitigation measures in the buildings sector. Economic instruments, legal and regulatory processes, and information programs all form important elements of the region’s strategy to deal with energy use and GHG emissions. We describe the different types of policy instruments and processes in place for the buildings sector in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on three case studies – Japan, Singapore and Thailand. We then analyze some of the most pertinent issues surrounding this distinct sphere of policy making, such as costs and benefits, policy flexibility, and political feasibility and alignment.

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