Importance of regional climate policy instruments towards the decarbonisation of electricity system in the Great Mekong Sub-region

Authored by: Akihisa Kuriyama , Kentaro Tamura

Routledge Handbook of Energy in Asia

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138999824
eBook ISBN: 9781315656977
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315656977.ch23

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Abstract

The Great Mekong Sub-region (GMS), consisting of Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, has enormous potential to achieve the decarbonisation of electricity systems by expanding the potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The mitigation policy instrument would have a major role in maximising the renewable energy and energy efficiency potentials of decarbonising electricity systems. But the current climate policy framework consisting of an aggregation of each country’s mitigation efforts by Nationally Determined Contributions would face institutional barriers to identify emission sources and account for emission reduction.

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