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Climate Friendly Goods and Technologies in Asia

Opportunities for Trade


  • Investigates the potential trade opportunity of climate friendly goods in Asia

  • Clarifies India's position on global warming and regional efforts to mitigate climate change impacts

  • Provides relevant information on trade developments for researchers, students, governments, and policy makers


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introducing Climate Friendly Goods and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 3-8
    3. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 9-14
    4. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 15-20
  3. Trade Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 23-33
    3. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 35-44
    4. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 45-50
  4. Regional Orientation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 53-58
  5. Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 77-88
    3. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 101-107
    4. Soumyananda Dinda
      Pages 109-112
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 113-123

About this book


This book investigates the potential trade opportunity of climate friendly goods and technology (CFGT) in Asia and South Asia region, and uses a case study of India to clarify India's position on global warming and efforts to mitigate climate change impacts regionally and globally. In four main sections, the book applies econometric techniques to analyze the trade performance of CFGTs in nations in Asia and South Asia, in order to assess trade gaps and map the movement of CFGTs in these regions. The major themes addressed in the book include climate change and trade, issues that shape regional and national policies, and strategies for implementing global climate change mitigation on trade opportunities and developments. 

Section 1 introduces readers to some background on global climate change threats and its effects on trade, as well as the need to develop trade for CFGTs. Section 2 assesses the trade performance of CFGTs in Asia, and South Asia, and the competitiveness of CFGT trade. Section 3 uses a regional orientation index to analyze CFGT trade. Section 4 discusses the potential business applications of CFGT trade in the Asia, South Asia region, and uses a case study on India to analyze climate change mitigation effects on trade and policy. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, governments, and policy makers.


Climate friendly goods Trade performance Competitiveness of climate friendly goods Regional orientation Asia Pacific region Emerging climate business Comparative advantage Climate change mitigation Trade in climate friendly goods low carbon products

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BurdwanBurdwanIndia

About the authors

Dr. Soumyananda Dinda is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Burdwan University, India. He specializes in development and environmental economics, climate change and trade, and applied econometrics, and also has broader research interests in climate change adaptation and mitigation, urban development, and health economics. He has wide experiences in teaching and research work at national and international levels including UNESCAP, Bangkok; Bath University, UK; and Madras School of Economics, Chennai.  


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