Maldives has had to face a growing challenge in managing its solid waste and associated environmental, economic and social issues. This situation is even worse in small islands due to the size of the island communities, insufficient infrastructure and waste transportation difficulties, absence of sufficient budget and appropriate cost recovery...
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The 1st IWWG-ARB Symposium, 18-21 March 2013, Hokkaido University, Japan
Solid Waste Management (SWM) is considered to be one of the most serious environmental issues in the Philippines. The annual waste generation was estimated at 10 million tons in 2010 and this is expected to rise by 40% in 2020. The Republic Act (RA) 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, provides the necessary...
A participatory pilot project is implemented based on the result of group’s discussion and brainstorming at the training workshop that carried out in Phitsanulok Municipality, Thailand. After returning to Battambang, Cambodia, a working group was formulated by the trainees in August 2012. Members of the working group include representatives from...
Review and planning workshop on Eco-town
Phitsanulok Municipality has gradually achieved the zero waste target through the 3Rs implementation, polluter pay principle, public participation, pre-treatment prior to landfill and pyrolysis. The remaining waste to landfill is approximately 5%.
Greenhouse gas emissions from conventional municipal solid waste management in developing countries contribute significantly to global climate change. This policy brief provides the results of quantitative assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from different waste management options as well as from an integrated waste management system...
Asia Resource Circulation Policy Research Open Symposium -”How to Establish Sound Material Cycle Society and Green Economy in Developing Asia?” 10 February 2012, Tokyo, Japan
Accounting and utilising GHG emissions reduction measures for local waste management actor in Thailand. 25-27 January 2012, Bangkok.
Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiatives of Local Governments in Japan –Case study of Yokohama and Kamakura
In Local-level Innovations towards an Environmentally Sustainable City CaseStudies from Japanese Cities
During its first phase of research the IGES Forest Conservation Project attempted to identify principles and measures for sustainable forest management (SFM) based on experiences in the Asia-Pacific region. Extensive studies were carried out within a framework of four interrelated sub-teams by in-house research staff, visiting researchers and many...