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Blueprint for East Asian Energy Efficiency Cooperation

International co-operation on energy technologies has been raised as a supplement or alternative to joint action on preventing climate change. Many mitigation activities, such as improvement of energy efficiency or adoption of renewable energy sources, serve important policy goals in addition to their climate benefits. This project explores the potential for creating a formal regional agreement to foster development and deployment of energy efficiency technologies. Multilateral and bilateral activities in this area to date are examined to draw lessons from both successes and failures. Looking to the future, focus are on bilateral and multilateral activities involving China and Japan, and to some degree also other East and South-east Asian nations. The recommedations and findings have been published in Sugiyama & Oshita (eds) (see under 'Publications' below).


FNI project leader: Gørild Heggelund


Project period: 2005-2006


Publications:

Sugiyama, T. and S. Oshita (eds), Cooperative Climate. Energy Efficiency Action in East Asia. Winnipeg, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), 2006, 137 p.

Sugiyama, Taishi , Gørild Heggelund and Takahiro Ueno, 'The Need for Energy Efficiency Cooperation'. In Sugiyama and Oshita (eds), Cooperative Climate. Energy Efficiency Across East Asia. Winnipeg, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), 2006, pp. 11-33.

Ohshita, Stephanie, Steve Wiel and Gørild Heggelund, 'Cooperation Structure: The Growing Role of Independent Cooperation Networks'. In Sugiyama and Oshita (eds), Cooperative Climate. Energy Efficiency Across East Asia. Winnipeg, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), 2006, pp. 39-62.

Ohshita, Stephanie, Alan Meier, Steve Wiel and Gørild Heggelund, 'Cooperation Targets: From Industry to Energy Services'. In Sugiyama and Oshita (eds), Cooperative Climate. Energy Efficiency Across East Asia. Winnipeg, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), 2006, pp. 79-94.
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 Related focal points of research:

   Chinese energy and environmental politics
   Climate change


Project funding:

   Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Tokyo


 External cooperation partners:

   Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Tokyo.
   Energy Research Institute (ERI), Beijing.
   Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
   University of San Francisco (USF), San Francisco.
   International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris.



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