Introduction of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)’s Experts Working Group on Marine Plastic Debris

Event: SEA of Solutions Back-to-Back Meeting: Building Synergy and Collaboration on Plastics in the ASEAN Member States: Towards Integrated Solutions to Marine Plastic Pollution
Date: November 19, 2021

Dr Yasuhiko Hotta, Sustainable Consumption and Production Program Director of IGES, on behalf of Mr Michikazu Kojima, Research Fellow of ERIA, emphasized the need to collect more data on which, science-driven policymaking has to develop. He also put forth the new capacity building needs in the region that the Regional Knowledge Centre can facilitate.

‘The policy itself is changing. It is not just about the government policy anymore. A more collaborative approach to the policy formulation that engages with the industries, consumers, and citizens is needed,’ he explained.