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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...

Presentation
st Progres1st Review Meeting for Japan-Myanmar Cooperation in Environmental Management
Author:
Satoshi
Sasakura

The progress report on Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) project titled "Strengthening Capacity for Marine Debris Reduction in ASEAN Region through Formulation of National Action Plans for ASEAN Member States and Integrated Land-to-Sea Policy Approach (Phase2)" to Environmental Conservation Department of Ministry of the Natural Resources and...

Presentation
21st Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Coastal and Marine Environment (AWGCME)
Author:
Satoshi
Sasakura

The concept note for Japan ASEAN Integration Fund project titled "Strengthening Capacity for Marine Debris Reduction in ASEAN Region through Formulation of National Action Plans for ASEAN Member States and Integrated Land-to-Sea Policy Approach (Phase2)" was presented by Dr. Hotta of IGES for comments and approval by ASEAN Working Group on Coastal...

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...

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...

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...

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
Author:
Hla Maung Thien
Min Maw,
Ni Ni Thin
Hein Latt
Ohnmar May Tin Hlaing

Myanmar has had to face tremendous challenges in waste management in the recent past, due to a number of factors – its growing population and economy, increasing complexity of waste streams, and lack of effective waste management systems, proper infrastructure, capital investment, financial and human resources, as well as effective policy and...