Asia-Pacific Partnership

Element Description
The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate is a voluntary partnership among seven major Asia-Pacific countries that are cooperating in an effort to address increased energy needs and the associated issues of air pollution, energy security, and climate change. An innovative public-private sector effort, the Asia-Pacific Partnership was established to achieve these objectives in ways that promote economic development, reduce poverty, and accelerate the development and deployment of cleaner, more efficient technologies. A diverse group of government agancies and private sector companies, from each of the seven Partner countries is actively engaged in this partnership;
Australia, United States, South Korea, Japan, Canada, India, China

These seven countries have a history of close bilateral and multilateral cooperation on clean development, energy, and climate change efforts. The seven countries share a common interest in developing and deploying cleaner, more efficient technologies to meet national pollution reduction, energy security, and climate challenges in ways that promote economic development and reduce poverty. Together, these countries account for more than half of the world’s economy, population and global energy use.

Key Issues
The Key issues embedded in this element include the search for greener technology, the solution was to split the problem into eight groupings:
Aluminum, Buildings and Appliances, Cement, Cleaner Fossil Energy, Coal Mining, Power Generation and Transmission, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Steel
Each play their own part in trying to control these groups and make them greener.

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