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Policy Report

Understanding Myanmar’s solid waste systems presents a challenge for anyone working in the sector. While waste collection and disposal challenges faced by Myanmar’s cities and towns share similarities, strategies to overcome them evolve locally and are often not well-communicated between different local government bodies. Data on the country’s...

Policy Report
Author:
United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA)

The Best Practices for Solid Waste Management: A Guide for Decision-Makers in Developing Countries (Guide) is focused on best practices for solid waste management in medium and large urban centers in developing countries (generally referred to as “cities” in the Guide), because they face the most substantial solid waste management challenges. Given...

Presentation
AAS-in-Asia 2020 Asia at the Crossroads: Solidarity through Scholarship
Author:
Lukas Maximilian
MÜLLER

China and Japan have been competing with each other over economic assistance, which is, according to both liberal and realist perspectives, a diplomatic tool to exercise the nation's influence over the recipient nation. Among other things, rapid railway system is an example of such a competition (e.g, Indonesian project), and for a recipient...

Discussion Paper

Unmanaged plastic waste poses a major socio-economic, environmental and health risk to urban and marine environments in the Asia Pacific. Each year South-east Asian countries produce 11.7 million metric tonnes of plastic waste, of which over 60% is derived from urban areas. Therefore a focus on effective city governance will be vital to...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

Increasing attention is being paid to lifestyles in sustainability research and policymaking. Applying a foresight approach to sustainable lifestyles supports this increased focus by highlighting possible futures while also empowering citizens through a participatory process. Foresight has its origins in theory and practice to serve the...

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...

Submission to Policy Process

According to the World Bank (2018), global annual waste generation is expected to jump from 2.01billion tonnes in 2016 to 3.40 billion tonnes over the next 30 years, and this trend is especially true in developing countries in Asia and Africa. This suggests that there has been very little success in reversing the trend of the increased generation...

Presentation
日本LCA学会テレカンファレンス企画セッション「持続可能な消費と生産パターン転換のための政策デザインとLCA」
Author:

近年,パリ協定の実施,ネット・ゼロを宣言する自治体の増加,SDGsをはじめ,環境資源制約を踏まえた目標ベースの取り組みが主流化している。環境負荷の低減と生活の質の両立を目指す概念である持続可能なライフスタイルへの転換に関し,近年は消費者行動に関する多様なデータが入手可能となってきており,これらと組み合わせたライフサイクル環境負荷や上流側の資源利用量を明らかにすることができるLCA研究(ここでは広く産業連関分析,マテリアルフロー分析等も含む広義の手法群)の重要性が増している。プラネタリ―バウンダリーや脱炭素といった目標に至るには,個別製品の改善に依存した対策には限界があり,リバウンド効果等も踏まえた生産消費システムの転換が必要とされる。一方,既存研究は...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Technology foresight is crucial in shaping the futures of social good that brings intrinsic and instrumental values to engage different stakeholders in the process. Within this context, the impact of technological innovation on the society from a multi-dimensional perspective is understudied. This paper addresses and investigates this gap by...

Book Chapter
In Resilient Policies in Asian Cities: Adaptation to Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Enhancing capacity for building resilient cities is a growing concern among policy makers and international communities to minimize the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015–2030) called for urgent need in building resilient...