This book looks at institutional reforms for the use of energy, water and resources toward a sustainable future in East Asia.

The book argues that developments in the East Asian region are critical to global sustainability and acknowledges that there is an increasing degree of mutual reliance among countries in East Asia – primarily China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It analyzes environmental impacts stemming from the use of energy, water and mineral resources via economic development in East Asia in the medium to long term (through 2050) through theoretical and empirical modelling. The book also evaluates the ripple effects of environmental and resource policies on each country’s economy and clarifies the direction of institutional reform in energy systems, resources and water use for a sustainable future.

part I|80 pages

Building low-carbon power generation while simultaneously reducing the role of nuclear

part II|131 pages

Innovating to reduce CO2 emissions in industry, transport and buildings