IGES will co-organise the 4th webisode of the 15th conference of the Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP), which began on 20 April 2021 and will release new episodes on Tuesdays until 11 May 2021. Co-organised with the S-16 Project of Environment Research and Technology Fund of Japan (project co-led by University of Tokyo, NIES, IGES and Keio University), and APRSCP, this webisode will focus on the theme, “Facilitating Transition to Sustainable Lifestyles”. It will discuss the latest actions and research results regarding co-creating sustainable lifestyles through collaborations between communities, local governments and businesses. The session will be a good opportunity to discover useful tips for green recovery from COVID-19 based on experiences with the latest trends for businesses contributing to the circular economy, and communities taking action towards decarbonisation.
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|Opening Remark||Prof. Anthony SF Chiu, De La Salle University / Conference Chair of 15th APRSCP|
|Keynote Presentation||Dr. Tomohiro Tasaki, National Institute of Environmental Studies, Japan / PECoP-Asia (S-16 Project)|
|Roundtable Webisode 4|
|Dr. Yasuhiko Hotta, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies/PECoP-Asia/APRSCP Member of Board of Trustees|
|Ms. Janet Salem, UNESCAP, Economic Affairs Officer, Circular Economy|
|Ms. Caixia Mao, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies|
|Dr. Chen Liu, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies|
|Dr. Chuthatip Maneepong, EARTH Foundation|
|Roundtable and Open Discussion|
|Mr. Atsushi Watabe, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies|
|Mr. Dwayne Appleby, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies|
|Ms. Ara Kusama, Youth Years Country Lead, Ashoka Indonesia|
|Mr. Togo Uchida, Director, ICLEI-Japan|
|Dr. Yusuke Kishita, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan|
|Dr. Monique Retamal, University of Technology in Sydney|
|Closing Ceremony: Reporting from webisode 1, 2, and 3.|
|Concluding Remark||Prof. Anthony SF Chiu, De La Salle University / Conference Chair of 15th APRSCP|
|Closing Remarks||Noer Adi Wardoyo, President of APRSCP|
Prof. Anthony SF Chiu, University Fellow and Professor at De La Salle University
Prof. Anthony SF Chiu is a University Fellow and Professor at De La Salle University. He is a member of the United Nations International Resource Panel, Adviser of Elsevier Atlas Award, and a member of the Future Earth KAN on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production. Anthony has been advising graduate research and publishing more than 100 Scopus journal papers, book chapters, and delivering keynote lectures in the field of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP), and Industrial Ecology / Eco-industrial Development (EID) globally. He was a Philippine Delegation member to UN Rio+20, SDG Roadmap, CSD19, etc. He served as member of the DENR Pollution Adjudication Board from 2004 to 2016 and received the 2018 National Research Council of the Philippines Engineering Achievement Award. He is also the first Philippine ASEAN Engineer in the field of Industrial Engineering from academe. He serves in the editorial board in several journals, and senior officer of international professional organizations.
Dr. Tomohiro Tasaki, National Institute for Environmental Studies
He is currently Head of Material Cycles and Social Systems Research Section at National Institute for Environmental Studies. His research focuses on policy analysis and evaluation of circular economy and sustainable society. He has a diverse knowledge on recycling policy as well as on initiatives to promote sustainable lifestyles both inside and outside of Japan. He was a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo until 2019. Also, he was a visiting researcher at the International Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University. Along with Dr. Hotta of IGES, He was one of four theme leaders of Japan's Environment Research and Technology Development Fund S-16 Project on Policy Design and Evaluation to Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in Asian Region (PECoP-Asia) heading Policy Design component of the 5 year multi-year project involving University of Tokyo, IGES, NIES and Keio University.
Mr. Noer Adi Wardojo, Head of Center for Standards, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia
Mr. Noer Adi Wardojo is the President of the APRSCP Board of Trustees. He is the Head of Center for Standards, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and the Co-leader of 10 Year Framework (10YFP) Consumer Information Program of the Indonesian Cleaner Production National Center (PPBN). In the Ministry, he also leads the promotion of SCP in the ASEAN and the Consumer Information Programme of the 10YFP on SCP. He actively engages in a number of organizations: National Accreditation Committee, Indonesian Standards Body (BSN), Association of Technology Auditors of Indonesia, Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP), and Indonesia National Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). He is an expert in ISO 14001, Environmental Management Systems, ISO 14064, and ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas Management. He is also a member of Indonesian Team for ASEAN, APEC, WTO, Trade and Environment, Trade in Services, UNEP, UNCSD, UNFCCC COP, and Rio+20. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering Physics in Indonesia and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management and Policy from USA.
Dr. Yasuhiko Hotta, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Hotta has been involved in both policy initiatives and research projects in relation to sustainable resource circulation and marine plastics such as G8’s 3R Initiative and Working Group for 3R Policies for Southeast and East Asia as well as Regional Knowledge Center for Marine Plastic Debris at Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). From 2015 to 2021, Hotta was one of four theme leaders of Japan's Environment Research and Technology Development Fund S-16 Project on Policy Design and Evaluation to Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in Asian Region (PECoP-Asia) heading Policy Design component of the 5 year multi-year project involving University of Tokyo, IGES, NIES and Keio University. He is also a part-time lecturer for Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 2019, Hotta was appointed as a member of board of trustees of Asia Paicific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP).
Ms. Janet Salem, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Janet Salem is an expert in circular economy and sustainable consumption and production. She has worked for the United Nations for over 13 years in Paris, Vienna and now Bangkok, where she leads the Asia and the Pacific work to support startups that offer circular economy business models that help us live more sustainable lifestyles. Janet’s work has focused on government partnerships to develop policies in a range of sectors, including sustainable tourism, eco labels, green buildings, education, media and sustainable development. More recently, her work has evolved to private sector partnerships to enable sustainable consumption and production across eCommerce, food delivery, shopping malls, transport, venture capital and food systems. Janet has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Dr. Chen Liu, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Dr. Chen LIU joined IGES in 2015. She earned a PhD in Biosphere Informatics from Kyoto University in 2001 in Japan, worked as a researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES; 2001-2009) and an Associate Professor in Nagoya University Graduate School of Environmental Studies (2010-2014) in Japan before joining IGES. Her current research is mainly on 3R policies and municipal solid waste management, food waste, and good practice of sustainable consumption in Asian and Pacific countries.She is currently part of 1.5 degree lifestyle project to facilitate changes in lifestyles at household and community level.
Ms. Caixia Mao, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Caixia's current research areas including to utilise foresight as an empowerment instrument towards participatory decision-making process, and the understanding of factors in shaping people's food practices in Asian countries. In policymaking level, she provides technical assistance to ministries in Asian countries in developing policies on sustainable consumption and production. She is managing projects under the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP) Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme and SWITCH Asia SCP Facility Programme. She obtained Master of Philosophy in Development Studies from the University of Oxford where she received ethnographic research training in 2013 and Bachelor of Arts in International Liberal Studies from Waseda University in 2011.
Dr. Chuthatip Maneepong, EARTH Fundation
Dr. Chuthatip Maneepong is Project Manager of the Green Samut Sakhon Project of the EARTH Foundation. She has more than 20 years’ experience working on environmental quality promotion, pollution mitigation, sustainable consumption/production and climate change resilience, primarily from a local perspective. She has worked with a wide variety of institutions including Thai Government agencies, e.g., the Thai Health Promotion Foundation; International Development Agencies, e.g., ESCAP, USAID, UNIDO, SIDA, and CIDA; and Academic Institutions, e.g., Arizona State University, National University of Singapore. Building on her on-the-ground focus, she has been a national policy advisor to different committees such as the Subcommittee to study the Draft law to Increase Public Participation in the Political Development, Mass Communication and People Participation Committee, House of Representatives of Thailand (2020); and the Committee on National Reform on Natural Resources and Environmental Management from 2016. She holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning and Policy from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Mr. Atsushi Watabe, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Dr Watabe received a PhD in Media and Governance at Keio University. Since he has joined IGES he worked for several programmes including the international cooperation programmes to develop climate change policies and the action study on the recovery from the Nuclear bottom30 Accident in Fukushima. He has led the Coordination Desk of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme of the UN 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (One-Planet Network) since 2015. With his background in sociology, he has collaborated with and learned from many community-level initiatives to enable sustainable ways of living.
Mr. Dwayne Appleby, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Dwayne Appleby is Program Manager for Sustainable Consumption and Production Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan. Over the past ten years, he has worked with governments, financial institutions, businesses and the not-for-profit sector to address systemic issues of sustainability ranging from industrial production to national policy and consumer behaviour. Dwayne has also worked with UN Environment on several initiatives focused on sustainable lifestyles and is a founding member of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption. Dwayne holds an MSc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, where his studies focused on the role of government in fostering the transition to sustainable 'green' energy.
Ms. Ara Kusamam, Youth Years Country Lead, Ashoka Indonesia
Ara Kusuma started her journey as a changemaker at the age of ten with Moo’s Project, a social initiative that integrates local farmers to develop the resources a cow has in a more sustainable way. In the four years that followed, her team brought together 150 farmers, testing the new approaches and spreading what worked for the benefit of all. She was elected as a Young Changemaker by Ashoka and featured on Kompas as a Young Pioneer in 2008. Following her vision of Mulya Sesarengan (for the welfare of all), she founded her second and third venture, TeenChanger and URTravelearner, which take teenagers through the stages of changemaking in a three-to-seven-day experience to launch their own solutions for social change. The effort continued as she co-leads the Everyone a Changemaker Movement with Ashoka by enabling young people to find their power in creating changes they wish to see in the world. Today, she is also focusing her work in supporting underprivileged children to get access to creative and quality education at home during this Covid-19 pandemic with Aha! Project. So far, the initiative has reached more than 2200 children in 35 villages across 13 provinces in Indonesia and continues to grow as Ara joined the National Geographic community as a Young Explorer 2020.
Mr. Togo Uchida, Director, ICLEI-Japan
Born in UK and grew up in Melbourne and Tokyo, Togo started his career at Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) working on donor coordination and aid policies. Gradually, his interest shifted to environmental policies and climate change and spent over 8 years in Thailand and Cambodia as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Project Formulation Adviser on Climate Change and Environment. After serving one year at Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) as Programme Manager for promoting SDGs at cities in ASEAN countries, Togo have assumed the position as the Director of ICLEI Japan from July 1st, 2018. Togo leads ICLEI Japan Office to support cities and regions in Japan for its pursuit for sustainability
Dr. Yusuke Kishita, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Kishita has been working as Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo since 2021. Prior to taking the current position, he worked at Osaka University as Postdoc and Assistant Professor (2011-2014), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) as Research Scientist in 2015, and The University of Tokyo as Lecturer (2016-2020). He served as Guest Researcher at Technische Universität Braunschweig (August-November 2019) and Visiting Academic Fellow at University of Cambridge (December 2019-February 2020). He holds MSc and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Osaka University. He has been appointed as one of The University of Tokyo Excellent Young Researchers in 2017.
As part of S-16 project, he implemented collaborative approach with stakeholders in ASEAN countries to identify challenges and opportunities for transition to sustainable lifestyles
Dr. Monique Retamal, University of Technology in Sydney
Dr. Monique Retamal is a Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, specialising in sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and the circular economy in the Asia-Pacific region. Monique has qualifications in environmental engineering, water resources and the social sciences, and 15 years’ experience in urban sustainability research and consulting. Her recent research has focused on the sustainability of packaging and plastics; the clothing industry; metals and e-waste; and policies for a circular economy.
With regards to policy, Monique has researched circular economy policies, programs and procurement opportunities for multiple state governments. She also worked on a multi-year research project - “Wealth from Waste” researching business models and strategies for a circular economy for metals and policy options for product longevity. Monique is currently working on a multi-year project for the International Labour Organisation regarding ethical and sustainable garment supply chains in Asia.