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Conference Proceeding
1st International Conference on Plastics & Environmental Sustainability
Chathura Welivitiya
M.G.K.Buddhika Somaratne
Hansi Sadhu Tharaka
Chathura Rajitha
Supun Suranjith
Amasha Kavindi
Synthetic fibres, owing to their durability, elasticity, non-wrinkle nature, and cost-effectiveness, have become ubiquitous globally. However, the widespread use of synthetic fibres has raised concerns about microfiber pollution, particularly in laundry wastewater. While source reduction could be considered the main management method to prevent...
Briefing Note
The global hospitality industry is at a pivotal juncture, confronting a pervasive challenge — the menace of plastic pollution and marine litter. The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) notes that approximately 80 percent of all tourism activities occur in coastal areas, positioning the hotel industry as a significant contributor to the...
Commissioned Report
Sri Lanka faces substantial challenges in managing its Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), attributed to factors like population growth, urbanization, changing consumption patterns, and fast growth of industrial and service sectors. Alarmingly, only 37% of city and district centers in the country benefit from official MSW collection services. The use of...
Commissioned Report
Solid waste management is a critical issue that affects both the environment and public health, posing significant challenges to communities and governments worldwide. In Cambodia, like in many developing nations, effective solid waste management is a pressing concern due to rapid urbanization, population growth, and industrialization. The rise in...
Policy Report
Anurudda Karunarathna
Thilini Rajapaksha
Poornima Dissanayake
This document presents the methodology and findings for a national plastic waste inventory for Sri Lanka. It has been prepared as part of the project titled “Marine litter and micro-plastics: Promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of plastic wastes,”...
Book Chapter
In Circular Economy Adoption Catalysing Decarbonisation Through Policy Instruments
With the urgency for tackling waste management challenges, the waste management pilot project was implemented in Lake Toba area, Indonesia, to establish the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) adopting the function of waste bank, as part of the practical implementation of the waste management strategy that newly developed by the local regencies. This...
Research Report
Do Thi Thu
Hoang Minh
How can Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships manage plastic pollution in developing countries? See what we learnt from Indonesia, Ghana, and Vietnam about National Plastic Action Partnerships (NPAP) in this report. We describe the challenges of plastic pollution and the need for Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP) and describe an emerging MSP process...
Policy Report
The ASEAN State of the Environment Report (SOER) is a regular flagship publication of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment (ASOEN) which is periodically published every 3-5 years. The SOERs present a comprehensive review of the state and trends of the environment, the pressures on it and the drivers of those pressures, and the national and...
Report Chapter
In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
• As ASEAN increasingly transitions away from its agrarian traditions and becomes a core part of the global supply chain, improved environmental management of chemicals and waste is imperative. • Manufacturing is now a major contributor to AMS' gross domestic product (GDP) and exports but too many outdated factories in some developing ASEAN...
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Updated: January 2024

IGES Activity on COP28

Hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP28) will begin on 30 November 2023. Before, during and after COP28, this Special Webpage
Updated: September 2023

G20 (2023) Special webpage

In September, the G20 Summit will convene in New Delhi, India. The world is now facing the simultaneous crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as tackling the consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine over one year ago. To deal wi