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Conference Proceeding
Science-Policy Dialogue for South-East Asia and North-East Asia on the IPBES Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment
A subregional biodiversity science-policy dialogue workshop for South-East Asia and North-East Asia was held at the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Bangkok, Thailand from 21-23 October 2019. The workshop formed part of the “Capacity Building Project for the Implementation of IPBES Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment”, funded by the Japan...
Submission to Policy Process
Author:
Rosa Vivien Ratnawati
Novrizal Tahar
Ujang Solihin Sidik
Tsukiji Makoto
With a population of 250 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country and second-largest plastic polluter in the world after China. The country produces 3.2 million tonnes of un-managed plastic waste a year, of which about 1.29 million tonnes ends up in the marine environment. In addition, approximately 10 billion plastic carry bags...
Book Chapter
In Plastic Waste and Recycling Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions
Eight of the world's top 20 countries as sources of marine debris are from Asia—China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and India (Jambeck et al., 2015). In other words, the Asia-Pacific region is now recognized as a hotspot of plastic pollution of the oceans. These countries are facing typical challenges...
Presentation
Sea of Solutions 2019
To be successful, solutions to marine plastic pollution must take into consideration institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks at international, regional and local levels. Consideration of these frameworks is not relevant to governments only. To be fully effective, they must be embraced and leveraged also by development actors, private...
Policy Report
Author:
Magnus
Bengtsson
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest global threats. Plastics use and waste have been rapidly growing, in particularly emerging Asia. Southeast Asia, with its high population density, strong economic dynamism, and generally inadequate waste management systems, is a hotspot for the challenges. With this as a background, ASEAN and the EU have...
Presentation
Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Annual Conference 2019
The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Annual Conference 2019 “The Role of Consumers in Triggering Change in Consumption & Production” was held from 29 to 30 July 2019 at the Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. The conference brought together various stakeholders from civil society organisations, governments, and businesses to discuss the...
Presentation
HLPF2019 IGESSide Event “From Science to Implementation: Strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) to Integrate Climate Change, Resilience, and the SDGs” on 11thJuly 2019, UNHQ, NY
HLPF2019 IGESSide Event “From Science to Implementation: Strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) to Integrate Climate Change, Resilience, and the SDGs” on 11thJuly 2019, UNHQ, NY
Presentation

Comparative Analysis of Plastic Waste Management and Circular Economy Policy in ASEAN Countries

Japan-Europe Dialogue 2019
The slides were presented in the stakeholder workshop, Japan-Europe Dialogue 2019, held at YCU (Yokohama City University) in April 2019. This presentation tries to identify the current policy status of plastics/marine litter issues in the ASEAN region as an initial finding of the commissioned research project.