Environmental Performance in Asia: Overview, Drivers, and Policy Implications

17 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2020

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Bihong Huang

Asian Development Bank Institute

Yining Xu

Columbia University

Date Written: August 26, 2019

Abstract

As accompaniments to fast-growing economies, the effects of environmental degradation such as deteriorating water quality, land deforestation and pollution, and frequent atmospheric haze are gaining increasing attention from both policy makers and the public across countries in Asia. We give an overview on environmental performance, disentangle its drivers, and finally advance preliminary policy recommendations for more effective environmental governance in the region.

Keywords: environment, environmental performance, governance, Asia

JEL Classification: Q5, Q56, Q58

Suggested Citation

Huang, Bihong and Xu, Yining, Environmental Performance in Asia: Overview, Drivers, and Policy Implications (August 26, 2019). ADBI Working Paper 990, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3541554 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3541554

Bihong Huang (Contact Author)

Asian Development Bank Institute ( email )

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Tokyo, 100-6008
Japan

Yining Xu

Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

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