Background

International sectoral approaches and agreements: case studies of the steel sector in China, India and Japan

Emissions from the steel sector in large Asian economies are substantial. This project brought together world-leading researchers to analyse the potential for sectoral approaches to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in China, India and Japan.

Year: 2009 Past Project

  • Overview

    Emissions from the steel sector in large Asian economies are substantial. This project brings together world-leading researchers to analyse the potential for sectoral approaches to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in China, India and Japan.

    There are a wide range of understandings on what Sectoral approaches are, and what they can achieve, and this project explores and establishes what can be achieved using sectoral approaches in these countries.

    The project deliberately focused away from the generic, by examining one key sector – steel – and the three countries’ key for the production and consumption of this steel.

  • Objectives

    The aim of this project was to:

    • Understand the domestic context and conditions within each country, and consider the optimum options. 
    • Consider if these policies would lead to an international approach, or if they could be internationalised through linking or common methodologies.

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