GEE-21 Publications

The following three papers are from the "2010 EWC/KEEI International Conference on "Global Dynamics in the Green Energy Industry: A New Engine of Growth". The Conference was co-sponsored by GEE-21 and held at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 19-20 August 2010. The full Report of the Conferenccce and Papers will be published shortly by the Korea Energy Economics Institute.

  1. An Overview of Low-Carbon Policy Frameworks of Major Economies," by Nitzan Goldberger and David Pumphrey. » Read More (PDF 390kb)
  2. "EU's policies for Developing and Deploying Six Green Energy Technologies," by Georg Erdmann.
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  3. "Nuclear Energy Technology" by David J. Hill. » Read More (PDF 100kb)

GEE-21 Director Gundolf Kohlmaier was the thesis advisor for work by Felix Bremicker on "Worldwide transport, CO2-emissions, and climate change".T he full thesis in German and English summary and are posted here. » Read More (PDF 1.8mb) ~ (English PDF - 80kb)

Toufiq Siddiqi's paper on "China and India: More Cooperation than competition in energy and climate change" was published in the Special Issue on "Sino-Indian Relations" in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of the Journal of International Affairs., vol. 64, No. 2. The contents of the Journal are copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York.

Under theme 1, the paper by David Street et al. analyses the annual emission trends of sulfur dioxide, black carbon, and organic carbon in East Asia for the period 1980-2000, and asks the question whether aerosols over China peaked during the 1990s. Toufiq Siddiqi’s paper on “The Evolving Role of Asia in Global Climate Change” and the presentations by Tone Skogen  on “Norway’s Policies to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases through Carbon capture and storage”, by Yonghun Jung  on “A Road to the Low-Carbon Future: Korean Perspective”  also deal with climate change issues

The two presentations by Hans-Joachim Ziesing on “Germany’s Policy Schemes to Foster Renewable Energy Deployment”, and by and by Naoko Doi on “Global Economic Crisis and the Energy sector – Challenges and Opportunities for Japan overlap themes 1 and 2, and were presented at a Conference in August 2009 organized by the Korea Energy Economics Institute and the East-West Center, and supported by GEE-21. The presentations by Tone Skogen  and Yonghun Jung mentioned earlier are also from this Conference. Toufiq Siddiqi’s discussion paper on “Integrating Energy Policies in South Asia” points out the need to integrate policies for energy, environment, and transportation, and is illustrative of theme 2.

Issues of water security in South Asia (theme 3) are discussed extensively in two books prepared by GEE-21. These are based on a project on “Water and Security in South Asia” sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and undertaken in collaboration with the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. The two volumes, titled “Water Conflicts in South Asia” and “Water Needs in South Asia” are available from GEE-21. The contents of the Reports (without the specially prepared maps and charts) are available for downloading from the GEE-21 Publication site.

In the newly initiated theme of “Managing Land Resources” (theme 4), GEE-21 partially supported a presentation by Sugato Dutt of the University of Hawaii at the Pacific Coast Geographers Conference in San Diego last year. The paper, entitled “Masked by the Tiger: an evaluative study of rural livelihoods and conservation values in Northeast India”, is posted on the Publications Page.

Masked by the tiger: an evaluative study of rural livelihoods and conservation values in northeast India

While complicity between institutions of power and knowledge (Brockington 2002, Bryant 1998, Neumann 1997, Peluso.1992) for control of natural resources remains a common enough theme in political ecology, the controversies promoted by the global endeavor to protect charismatic mammals, frequently referred to as “flagship species” of the conservation effort, remain relatively less well explored....(??)
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Asia’s Changing Role in Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change has been an important item on the Agenda of policymakers around the world for at least the last two decades. After considerable worldwide discussion and negotiations, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was signed at the World Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992...(2007)
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Developing Integrated Energy Policies in South Asia

The focus of energy policy in the South Asian countries after they achieved independence from the United Kingdom during the 1940s has been on increasing energy supplies to meet the growing demand for energy. Except for oil imports, most of the energy from other sources was supplied from resources within the individual countries --- biomass and hydropower in almost all of the countries, and coal in India...(2007)
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Did Aerosols over China Peak in the 1990s?

Annual emission trends of sulfur dioxide, black carbon, and organic carbon are presented for East Asia for the period 1980-2000. Emissions of sulfur dioxide peaked in about 1996, and emissions of the carbonaceous aerosols peaked in about 1994-1995, due to a variety of economic, environmental, and social forces...(2006)
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Project on “Water and Security in South Asia” (WASSA)

More than 1.3 billion people live in South Asia. Almost half of these depend on river systems for their water needs. Many of these major rivers, some of which are amongst the world’s largest, flow across national borders and have been a source of tension in the region. At times, when the snow melts in the Himalayas, or during the monsoon, there is too much water, and frequent floods...(2004)
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Development of CNG Industry In  Pakistan

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has been used as a vehicle fuel for many decades. It is estimated that presently about 5 million vehicles are running on CNG worldwide, South America being the leader followed by Asia, Europe and North America. Since the technology for conversion to CNG so far has been perfected more for petrol than diesel engines, therefore, the number of diesel engine vehicles currently using CNG is much smaller than petrol...(2003)
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Water Demand - Supply Gaps in South Asia, and Approaches to Closing The Gaps

More than 1.3 billion people live in South Asia. Almost half of these depend on river systems for their water needs. Many of these major rivers, some of which are amongst the world’s largest, flow across national borders and have been a source of tension in the region. At times, when the snow melts in the Himalayas, or during the monsoon, there is too much water, and frequent floods...(2003)
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 Water Sharing Conflicts within Countries, and Possible Solutions

Water and security are both much-studied subjects, characterized by evolved and sophisticated concepts and traditions of debate. The relationship between the two has not been explored as extensively, however. In this paper, we focus on water sharing conflicts within the four South Asian countries that are part of the WASSA project...(2003)
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Water Sharing Conflicts Between Countries, and Approaches to Resolving Them

More than 1.3 billion people live in South Asia. Almost half of these depend on river systems for their water needs. Many of these major rivers, some of which are amongst the world’s largest, flow across national borders and have been a source of tension in the region. At times, when the snow melts in the Himalayas, or during the monsoon, there is too much water, and frequent floods...(2003)
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