Environmental protection versus economic development in the Asia Pacific: the impacts of Copenhagen

Cole, John (2010) Environmental protection versus economic development in the Asia Pacific: the impacts of Copenhagen. In: 2nd Annual Dialogue Forum of the Sino-Australian Joint Research Program: Collaboration and Governance in the Asia Pacific, 21-23 Jul 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

The future of Earth’s environment is being determined right now in the urban industrial revolution that is transforming rapidly much of rural Asia into the heartland of the 21st century global economy. 'If you are the sort to worry at night about man-induced climate change', The Economist recently opined, 'then book a stay at any of the new high-rise hotels going up on the edge of China’s big cities — start looking for them around the third ring road'. Reflecting on how the design and construction of Asia’s cities will determine just how much global warming greenhouse gases end up in Earth’s atmosphere, The Economist pertinently asked whether Asia could 'change its habits before it is too late for all of us' (3 July 2010 p 29).


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Additional Information: Copyright remains with the author. First published on the Griffith Asia Institute website with permission. Papers are not to be cited unless permission is granted by the author. For information about the Annual Dialogue Forum, see http://www.griffith.edu.au/business-commerce/griffith-asia-institute/partnerships-collaboration/the-sino-australian-joint-research-program.
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 02:34
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; greenhouse gases; sustainable economic development; sustainable buildings; urbanisation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Commercial Services and Tourism
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19494

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