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cover-pathways-low-carbon-devt-viet-namThis study assesses how Viet Nam’s green growth objectives can be achieved through a detailed modeling approach that draws on extensive national stakeholder input to ensure alignment with sector plans and strategies.

Viet Nam’s rapid economic growth in recent years has been energy dependent. Viet Nam’s economy could expand by almost 14 times between 2010 and 2050, but the country’s energy system has become more carbon intensive. This study uses a bottom-up model to evaluate 63 measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from household electricity, industry, power generation, and transport. It finds the potential for emissions reduction by 53% in 2050, and that much of this reduction can occur at low or negative financial costs. These measures are found to ultimately lead to faster and more inclusive economy-wide growth for the country. Policy measures are also identified to help realize this growth.

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cover-pathways-low-carbon-devt-philippinesThis study assesses how the growth of the Philippines can be made climate-friendly through a detailed modeling approach that draws on extensive national stakeholder input.

The Philippines currently has a low level of per capita greenhouse gas emissions. However, emission levels are growing at an increasing rate, with 4% annual growth between 2006 and 2012. The country’s energy system is becoming more carbon intensive to satisfy escalating energy demand caused by strong economic growth. This study assesses how the Philippines can take a low-carbon pathway by drawing on detailed modeling of the power, residential, and transport sectors. It identifies low-carbon development options that can be deployed at approximately zero net cost to reduce energy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2050. With energy use levels still low, the country has an opportunity to follow a low-carbon development trajectory—if action is taken soon.

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capture 23The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has recently published the issue Number 186 of Spore magazine, which focuses on Big data and climate insurance: Reducing risks and maximizing revenues. Spore Magazine aims to give the reader a global perspective on agribusiness and agricultural development. The topics covered in this issue include the role of ICTs in enhancing agricultural productivity, creating jobs and increasing incomes for young farmers, and the role of ICTs in climate-smart agriculture and early warning systems.

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Source: e-Agriculture

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