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In Myanmar's updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), based on its development status, Myanmar’s total emission reduction contributions are 244.52 million tCO2e unconditionally and a total of 414.75 million tCO2e subject to conditions of international finance and technical support by 2030. Moreover, given the high vulnerability of Myanmar, adaptation actions will be a key priority of Myanmar's NDC. Myanmar will initiate the process of its National Adaptation Plans and aims to build resilience of all its vulnerable communities and ecosystems, identifying and promoting the right community-based and ecosystem-based adaptation measures taking a sectoral approach.
In the Update of its First Nationally Determined Contribution, Malaysia intends to reduce its economy-wide carbon intensity (against GDP) of 45% in 2030 compared to the 2005 level. In terms of adaptation, strategies will focus on management of water resources and security, coastal resources, agriculture and food supply, urban and infrastructure resilience, public health, forestry and biodiversity, and key adaptation across sectoral areas.
Sri Lanka commits to increase 32% forest cover by 2030 and reduce greenhouse emissions by 14.5% for the period of 2021-2030 from Power (electricity generation), Transport, Industry, Waste, Forestry, and Agriculture. Sri Lanka expects to achieve its Carbon Neutrality by 2060.
In its Second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), Bhutan maintains its commitment to remain carbon neutral, with its greenhouse gas (GHG) being negligible on a global scale and exceeded by the carbon dioxide sequestered by Bhutan’s forests (3.8 million tons and 9.4 million tons, respectively). Bhutan submits that there is an enhancement from the first NDC because of improved data and information establishing that it is a net carbon sequestering country. In terms of adaptation, Bhutan is in the process of completing its National Adaptation Plans (NAP) as part of NAP readiness support.
In this webinar, Matthew Baird discusses Environmental Impact Assessment in South East Asia, and examines environmental and social safeguards through the EIA process looking at the ten ASEAN member states.
This webinar is a special in-depth session with Jonathan Liljeblad on Human Rights and the Environment.
The case involves a "Negative Area" disallowing the establishment of new cement plants and the expansion of existing plants as a measure to prevent depletion of groundwater. The petitioner asserts that the "Negative Area" was declared with undue haste, without full consideration of scientific impacts. The court rejected the petition, citing the precautionary principle and the principle of in dubio pro natura.
The Nationally Determined Contribution of the Philippines, submitted in 2021, commits to a projected greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction and avoidance of 75%, of which 2.71% is unconditional 9 and 72.29% is conditional, representing the country’s ambition for GHG mitigation for the period 2020 to 2030. The Philippines shall also undertake adaptation measures across but not limited to, the sectors of agriculture, forestry, coastal and marine ecosystems and biodiversity, health, and human security, to preempt, reduce and address residual loss and damage.
The Renewable Purchase Obligation and Renewable Energy Certificate Framework Implementation Regulations of India requires every Obligated Entity to purchase electricity from Renewable Energy Sources for fulfilment of a defined minimum percentage of the total consumption during the year. An Obligated Entity is defined as a Distribution Licensee, Captive user, Open Access Consumer or any other entity in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, which is mandated to fulfill a Renewable Purchase Obligation.
This lecture gives an overview on biodiversity law by Patti Moore, one of the most experienced environmental lawyers in the region.