Circular Economy

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Conference Proceeding
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2023) Summary Report
The International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) is an international forum where leading experts, international organizations, governments, businesses, and NGOs gather to discuss various aspects of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. ISAP is held annually in Japan to promote information sharing and strengthen...
Policy Report
Author:
Anurudda Karunarathna
Thilini Rajapaksha
Poornima Dissanayake
This document presents the methodology and findings for a national plastic waste inventory for Sri Lanka. It has been prepared as part of the project titled “Marine litter and micro-plastics: Promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of plastic wastes,”...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
IISD SDG Knowledge Hub
Author:
Rannveig Edda
Hjaltadottir
Dolores
Modic
The sustainability transition requires transformative systemic change, shifting away from mass production and consumption towards the dematerialization of production processes and maximizing the value and longevity of materials and products. Bold leadership is needed to move towards a new economic and social system that decouples economic...
Book Chapter
In Circular Economy Adoption Catalysing Decarbonisation Through Policy Instruments
This chapter provides the most recent policy frameworks for sound material-cycle society (SMCS) and promoting the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle) as well as circular economy transition in Japan, with some illustrations of the best practices carried out by the private sector and Japanese local governments as outcomes.
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Policy Report
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The ASEAN State of the Environment Report (SOER) is a regular flagship publication of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment (ASOEN) which is periodically published every 3-5 years. The SOERs present a comprehensive review of the state and trends of the environment, the pressures on it and the drivers of those pressures, and the national and...
Conference Proceeding
Author:
Freek
van Eijk
This paper briefly describes the circular economy (CE) practices and opportunities in Africa and the significant role that hubs play in driving a transition towards a CE. It further reveals learnings from the WCEF 22 side event discussions on the priority areas of the hubs in Africa, activities and crucial stakeholders. The WCEF 22 side event was...
Report Chapter
This chapter is developed to the Plastic Atlas Japan Special Edition プラスチック・アトラス アジア[日本語特別版]. As discussed by the chapter, Japan has introduced numerous innovative policies and strategies to promote the circulation of resources and to build a sustainable society. The Japanese experience shows that building an adequate waste management system is a...
Report Chapter
This chapter is newly added to the Plastic Atlas Japan Special Edition プラスチック・アトラス アジア[日本語特別版]. From the “economic miracle” period up to the present, Japan has built an excellent system for efficiently collecting and recycling recyclable waste. Yet, recycling does not constitute a definitive solution. Rather, it is important to lower the amount of...
Fact Sheet
In recent years, marine plastic litter has been a critical policy issue, and action in an internationally harmonised manner is necessary to tackle this situation. Based on the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter, voluntary country reporting has continued since 2019. Three reports with rich country and organisational...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In Japan Environment Quarterly
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In 2010, the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the CBD was held in Japan (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture). With the participation of 179 parties as well as relevant international organisations and NGOs, a new strategic plan for biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets was adopted for the 2011-2020 period. The Aichi...