Developing State of the 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific Report

Event: The 4th 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management (3RINCs)
Date: March 8-10, 2017 (New Delhi, India)
Conference Paper

State of the 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific Project was formulated as a joint initiative of Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), United Nations Centre for Regional Development as a secretariat of Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to respond the needs to assess the progress of 3R-related efforts in the region based on a bottom-up process of policy-relevant data gathering on waste and resources management. This project was established to contribute to the only regional forum on waste management and the 3R policy participated by 12 countries in Asia and the Pacific region. It is intended to provide base-line information on what we know about waste and 3R-related data in each country by top-experts in the region. By doing so, this project is to develop regional assessment report on 3R policy implementation in a regular manner for Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific. The first publication will be provided as inputs to Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific to be held in 2017-2018. This presentation provides overview of development process, progress, and main findings from this process.