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Asia-Pacific Progress in sustainable energy: a global framework 2017 regional assessment report
Asia-Pacific Progress in Sustainable Energy report is developed by ESCAP in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank. It offers an evidence-based look at progress at the regional and country levels, providing an overview of long-term trends since 1990, and focuses on progress achieved in the most recent period, 2012–2014. Furthermore, in the report, the key drivers behind progress are reviewed, and major challenges in achieving energy access, efficiency, and renewable energy objectives are identified.

Call No.: A X(5-012):620.9 Uni as 2017

Climate change and the oceans: gauging the legal and policy currents in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
Climate Change and the Oceans investigates the effects of climate change on the ocean environment and its implications for maritime activities, both globally and within the Asia Pacific region. This detailed work draws together informed opinion from a range of disciplines to examine the impacts of climate change on marine and coastal areas and review legal and policy responses to the rapidly changing ocean environment. Issues including the effects on fisheries and marine biodiversity in the Asia Pacific region, maritime security, global shipping, marine jurisdiction and marine geo-engineering.

Call No.: 339.5(26):34 War cl 2012

Combatting climate change in the Pacific: the role of regional organisations
This book analyses the regional complexes of climate security in the Pacific. Pacific Island States and Territories (PICTs) have long been cast as the frontline of climate change and placed within the grand architecture of global climate governance. The region provides compelling new insights into the ways climate change is constructed, governed, and shaped by (and in turn shapes), regional and global climate politics.

Call No.: 551.588(96) Wil co 2018

Comparative ocean governance: place-based protections in an era of climate change
Comparative Ocean Governance examines how the drive to improve governance of the oceans through place-based management - such as marine protected areas, ecosystem-based management, and ocean zoning - can be adapted to a world already experiencing the impacts of climate change. The author discusses the value of and the threats facing the world's oceans, the international law regimes that support place-based management, and the general promotion of place-based management to improve prior ocean governance. She concludes by suggesting three approaches to incorporating climate change adaptation into place-based marine governance, using current examples from around the world.

Call No.: 339.5(26):341.225 Cra co 2012

Complementarities between the ASEAN community vision 2015 and the United nations 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: a framework for action.
ASEAN countries have committed themselves to the implementation of two parallel but interrelated processes: the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 (ASEAN Vision 2025) and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda). From the outset ASEAN Member States underlined the complementarity of these two agendas in their efforts to uplift the standards of living of the region’s peoples. This report identifies major complementarities between the ASEAN Vision 2025 and the 2030 Agenda, assesses progress for the implementation of selected areas of complementarity and provides a menu of options to implement the two agendas in an integrated way.

Call No.: A X(5-012):338.98 Uni co 2017

Critical studies of innovation: alternative approaches to the pro-innovation bias
Different theories, models and narratives of innovation compete for both legitimacy and authority. However, despite the variations, they all offer a consistent pro-innovation bias, dismissing resistance as irrational, and overlooking the value of non-users and collateral impacts. This book looks at innovation from a different perspective and asks, what has been left out? It offers a reflexive view and invites researchers to consider new avenues of research, through a critique of current representations of innovation.

Call No.: 608:3 God cr 2017

Digital trade facilitation in Asia and the Pacific.
In light of the increasing importance of digital trade facilitation, this report provides an overview of trade facilitation and paperless trade implementation in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by an analysis of the impact on trade costs of different sets of trade facilitation measures. It also reviews in some details paperless trade provisions in recent regional trade agreements in the region, before discussing the benefits of the FA-PT as an inclusive regional platform and tool to accelerate progress towards digital trade facilitation and cross-border e-commerce.

Call No.: A X(5-012):382 Uni di No.87

Energy transition pathways for the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific: regional trends report on energy for sustainable development 2018
The Asia-Pacific region’s rapid and sustained economic growth, increasing population, and rapid urbanization are driving growth in energy demand. Ensuring that supplies of energy are adequate to meet this growth in ways that are socially, economically and environmentally responsible creates a new set of challenges for policymakers. The transition to 2030 energy pathway, which is aimed at addressing those challenges, has four coherent and interlinked objectives – increased energy supply to meet growing demand, improved energy security, meeting the SDG7 targets and achieving the NDCs. Addressing these complex and challenging tasks requires policymakers to develop a clear, sustainable and achievable pathway that would enable the countries, as well as the region as a whole, to achieve the 2030 goals and targets.

Call No.: A X(5-012):620.9 Uni en 2018

Handbook of innovation policy impact
Innovation underpins competitiveness, is crucial to addressing societal challenges, and its support has become a major public policy goal. But what really works in innovation policy, and why? This Handbook, compiled by leading experts in the field, is the first comprehensive guide to understanding the logic and effects of innovation polices. The Handbook develops a conceptualisation and typology of innovation policies, presents meta-evaluations for 16 key innovation policy instruments and analyses evidence on policy-mix. For each policy instrument, underlying rationales and examples are presented, along with a critical analysis of the available impact evidence.

Call No.: 608:658:338.964 Edl ha 2016

Integrating South Asia's power grid for a sustainable and low power future
Since the concept of the SAARC Energy Ring, an interconnected electricity system covering South Asia, was announced in 2004, limited progress has been made in developing electricity interconnection and trade in South Asian countries. South Asia’s interconnection will form a key building block to underpin the broader vision of an interconnected Asia-Pacific power system. South Asia offers a compelling opportunity for cross-border electricity trade (CBET) in the Asia-Pacific region. It faces a combination of uneven distribution of energy sources, persistent electricity shortages and growing demand, for which CBET can offer solutions. These opportunities are complemented by a desire to move towards a low carbon energy system, by increasing the share of renewable energy.

Call No.: A X(5-012):577.4: 338.98 Uni in 2018

International solutions to sustainable energy, policies and applications
Offering an in-depth examination into sustainable energy sources, applications, technologies and policies, this book provides real-world examples of ways to achieve important sustainability goals. Themes include program assessment, energy efficiency, renewable, clean energy and approaches to carbon reduction.

Call No.: 577.4:620.9 Roo in 2018

Partnering for sustainable development: guidelines for multi-stakeholder partnerships to implement the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific.
The guidelines contained in this publication provide practical guidance for United Nations member States, policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders to build, strengthen and implement effective multi-stakeholder partnerships aimed at accelerating implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asian and Pacific region. The guidelines also highlight some of the key challenges in, as well as main success factors for, building successful multi-stakeholder partnerships towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Call No.: A X(5-012):321.7: 338.98 Uni pa 2018

Research handbook on innovation governance for emerging economies: towards better models
Although in recent years some emerging economies have improved their performance in terms of R&D investment, outputs and innovative capacity, these countries are still blighted by extreme poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Hence, emerging countries are exposed to conditions which differ quite substantially from the dominant OECD model of innovation policy for development and welfare. This Research Handbook contributes to the debate by looking at how innovation theory, policy and practice interact, and explains different types of configurations in countries that are characterized by two contrasting but mutually reinforcing features: systemic failure and resourcefulness. Focusing on innovation governance and public policies, it aims to understand related governance failures and to explore options for alternative, more efficient approaches.

Call No.: 608:35 Kuh re 2017

Statistical perspectives 2018: Sustainable energy in Asia and the Pacific: a statistical overview of energy and development.
The “Statistical Perspectives 2018: Sustainable Energy in Asia and the Pacific” is a statistical overview of progress on energy in the Asia-Pacific region created especially for the Second Asian and Pacific Energy Forum, and as a follow-up document to the Initial “Statistical Perspectives: Focus Areas for Realizing Enhanced Energy Security”, which was produced in preparation of the First Asian and Pacific Energy Forum held in 2013. The perspective draws on data and charts available through ESCAP’s Asia Pacific Energy Portal (asiapacificenergy.org), which enables the visualization of energy data, policy and infrastructure for countries within the Asia-Pacific region. Through the use of various charts and maps, readers can engage with key energy statistics addressing the core areas of the Ministerial Declaration and Plan of Action on Regional Cooperation for Enhanced Energy Security and the Sustainable Use of Energy in Asia and the Pacific, such as: Energy Supply and Use, Energy Access, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy and Environment, Energy and Economics, Energy Trade, and Energy Investments.

Call No.: A X(5-012):620.9: 31 Uni su 2018

Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2017: measuring SDG progress in Asia and the Pacific: is there enough data?
The “Statistical Perspectives 2018: Sustainable Energy in Asia and the Pacific” is a statistical overview of progress on energy in the Asia-Pacific region created especially for the Second Asian and Pacific Energy Forum, and as a follow-up document to the Initial “Statistical Perspectives: Focus Areas for Realizing Enhanced Energy Security”, which was produced in preparation of the First Asian and Pacific Energy Forum held in 2013. The perspective draws on data and charts available through ESCAP’s Asia Pacific Energy Portal (asiapacificenergy.org), which enables the visualization of energy data, policy and infrastructure for countries within the Asia-Pacific region. Through the use of various charts and maps, readers can engage with key energy statistics addressing the core areas of the Ministerial Declaration and Plan of Action on Regional Cooperation for Enhanced Energy Security and the Sustainable Use of Energy in Asia and the Pacific, such as: Energy Supply and Use, Energy Access, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy and Environment, Energy and Economics, Energy Trade, and Energy Investments.

Call No.: A X(5-012):31 Uni 2017

Sustainable development goals and income inequality
This timely book documents and analyses the seriousness of growing national inequality in different regions around the world. It argues that the treatment of inequality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is wholly insufficient due to their failure to recognise the growing difference between the income of work and the income of capital and the super rich, and the strain this places on a country's social fabric.

Call No.: 339 Ber su 2017

The evolution of social innovation: building resilience through transitions
In a time where governments and civil society organizations are putting ever-greater stock in social innovation as a route to transformation, understanding what characterizes social innovation with transformative potential is important. Exciting and promising ideas seem to die out as often as they take flight, and market mechanisms, which go a long way towards contributing to successful technical innovations, play an insignificant role in social innovations. The cases in this book explore the evolution of successful social innovation through time, from the ideas which catalysed social and system entrepreneurs to create new processes, platforms, projects and programs to fundamental social shifts in culture, economics, laws and policies which occurred as a result. In doing so, the authors shed light on how to recognize transformative potential in the early stage innovations we see today.

Call No.: 301.24 Wes fr 2017

Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific
Addresses the theme of the 5th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development and the 2018 session of the high-level political forum on sustainable development and supports national and regional implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This report takes stock of the changing nature of increasingly complex risks in Asia and the Pacific, and the stresses, shocks that are affecting a diverse region’s prospects for achieving the SDGs. It highlights the effects of selected natural hazards, commodity shocks and pollution shocks on the region’s fundamental human systems and describes efforts being made by citizens, civil society, government and the private sector to build resilience capacities. It urges attention on the need to strengthen our ability to transform our societies through converting risks into opportunities if we are to achieve the SDGs.

Call No.: A X(5-012): 338.98 Uni tr 2018

Transforming multilateral diplomacy: the inside story of the sustainable development goals
Macharia Kamau provides the inside view of the negotiations that produced the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy provides the inside view of the negotiations that produced the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not only did this process mark a sea change in how the UN conducts multilateral diplomacy, it changed the way the UN does its business. This book tells the story of the people, issues, negotiations, and paradigm shifts that unfolded through the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs and the subsequent negotiations on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, from the unique point of view of Ambassador Macharia Kamau, and other key participants from governments, the UN Secretariat, and civil society.

Call No.: 577.4:338.98 Kam tr 2018