Dr.
Premakumara Jagath DICKELLA GAMARALALAGE

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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
Author:
Muchamad
Muchtar
Abubakari
Ahmed
Do Thi Thu
Trang
Takashi
Ohtani
Hoang Minh
Giang
Budhi
Setiawan
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...
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Conference Paper
AIP Conference Proceedings
Author:
Tengku
Kemala Intan
Fritz
Akhmad Nuzir
Darmawan
Sriyanto
A waste bank is a unique community-based waste management system that promotes source separation of waste and recycling. This study conducted a total population sampling targeting all identified waste bank units in Medan City (N = 100) between September 2017 and February 2018. Descriptive statistics were applied to address 16 research questions and...
Briefing Note
Author:
Tharanga Liyana Arachchi
Prathini Samaradiwakara
Chathura Welivitiya
Nadeeka Amarasinghe
Dilshani Dinushika
Lahiru Maduranga,
Krishantha Buddhika Somaratne
Thakshila Kumari
Hansi Sadu Tharaka
Chamoth Teran
Reducing the use and promoting the environmentally sound management of single-use plastics in the tourism sector offers a great opportunity to tackle plastic pollution at the source. Similarly, addressing problematic plastics throughout tourism value chains can also drive a shift towards innovative and circular business models. In this context...
Briefing Note
Author:
Chathura Welivitiya
Nadeeka Amarasinghe
Dilshani Dinushika
Lahiru Maduranga
Krishantha Buddhika Somaratne
Thakshila Kumari
Hansi Sadu Tharaka
Chamoth Teran
Plastic pollution represents one of the most pressing environmental issues facing the planet today. This is largely due to the increasing mass production of single-use plastics (SUPs) including packaging materials and other items that are quickly outpacing the world’s ability to respond. Social, cultural and economic shift in addition to the...
Conference Proceeding
Online Course on Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) towards Circular Economy
This event was organised as part of IGES-CCET’s collaboration with ADB on improving waste management and the circular economy in Asia and the Pacific. This online course was a capacity-building programme for Asian Development Bank (ADB) personnel and technical staff that aimed to provide them with the planning knowledge and skills needed to perform...
Policy Report
Open waste burning is a widespread practice that is provoked by a lack of systematic waste collection, the unavailability of other disposal options, and inadequate land for the final disposal of the collected waste, especially in low- and middle-income countries. From a global perspective, two billion people have no waste collection at all, and the...
Book Chapter
In Health Care Waste Management and COVID 19 Pandemic: Policy, Implementation Status and Vaccine Management
The sound management of healthcare waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncontrolled fluctuations in generation quantities, the composition of HCW as well as the significant impacts it poses on public health and the environment require a more dynamic and cohesive...
Discussion Paper
Author:
Madhubashini
MAKEHELWALA
Sujithra Kaushalya
WERAGODA
Lakmal
JAYARATHNE
Mallika
PINNAWALA
Avanthi Deshani
IGALAVITHANA
Chamil
PERERA
The report assesses the level of public awareness of microplastic pollution and related hazards as well as the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Sri Lanka’s state and private sector institutes, with an emphasis on the public water supply chain and identifying microplastic point sources upstream to ensure safe...
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Discussion Paper
Author:
Thuy Chung
KIEU-LE
Van-Hieu
PHAM
Tran Nguyen Sang
TRUONG
Emilie
STRADY
Phuoc-Dan
NGUYEN
The report assesses the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Vietnam. Concern over microplastic pollution in the environment is growing worldwide. The body of related global research continues to rise, along with the diversity in methodologies, results and equipment. Building a picture of the state of facilities and...
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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
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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