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Conclusion

As is discussed in the previous section, GHG emissions in Asia must be reduced drastically to meet the 2 oC target. In order to analyze the feasibility of such deep reduction, two scenarios are developed and analyzed in detail, namely, reference scenario and LCS scenario, and ten actions to meet the low-carbon Asia are identified. The analysis shows that it is possible to reduce the GHG emissions drastically in Asia by appropriately applying such actions. The reduction can reach 68 % from reference case. In other words, leapfrog development can be achievable in Asia.

In practice, on the other hand, it should be bear in mind that we need the smart strategies to meet the LCS pathways in each country depending on each development stage. For that purpose, knowledge sharing becomes important. It should be noted that the actions presented in this report are not the only pathway to achieve an LCS. The important point is to use this report to encourage discussions among stakeholders and to develop specific actions for each country or region in Asia.

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