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Peer-reviewed Article
In Microplastics
Author:
Avanthi Deshani
Igalavithana
Mahagama Gedara Y. L.
Mahagamage
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Masataka
Ohgaki
Miyuki
Takenaka
Takayuki
Fukai
Norihiro
Itsubo

Microplastics (MPs) have been identified as an emerging soil pollutant and a global environmental concern. Scientists have recently paid attention to the contamination of soil by MPs as their detrimental impacts on soil systems are largely unknown. MPs are considered to be vectors for other soil contaminants, such as potentially toxic elements...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Environmental Research
Author:
Masahiko
Hirao
Tomohiro
Tasaki
Norichika
Kanie

Ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns in the Asia region is a high-priority policy issue but challenged by a number of obstacles and the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. This article argues that not only conventional policy approaches but also alternative approaches are needed in Asia to decouple socio...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Environmental Research

The focus of SCP policy has shifted from management of environmental pollution to wider socio-technical change including infrastructure, lifestyles and business models that are sustainable over decades. This paper first examines the expansion of the SCP policy domain through changes in focus of the following two aspects; product lifecycle policy...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Author:
Janet
Salem
Manfred
Lenzen

Current commitments in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are insufficient to remain within the 2-degree climate change limit agreed to in the Paris Agreement. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that lifestyle changes are now necessary to stay within the limit. We reviewed a range of NDCs and national climate change...

Peer-reviewed Article
In World Food Policy

This article asks how to achieve food waste prevention in Asia from a governance perspective by looking at Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam as case studies. Aligning stakeholders behind preventive measures on food waste requires a context-appropriate mix of hierarchical, market, and network modes of governance. This article analyzes current food waste...

Research Report
Waste Management & Research: The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy

This paper presents field experience in developing local waste management plans called Kebijakan Strategi Daerah (Jakstrada) in the Lake Toba region, one of the popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. It examines the current waste management status and discusses key priorities and actions identified in the Jakstradas to improve the waste...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Waste Management & Research

Source separation plays a pivotal role in sustainable and integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) and in achieving a circular economy in Asia. However, it is still not an official practice, and many cities continue to utilise open dumping, involving receiving mixed waste without pre-treatment. This paper, therefore, examines the...

Policy Report
Author:
Thi Bich Hien
Nguyen
Phu Song Toan
Pham
Thi Kinh
Kieu
Costas Velis
Josh Cottom
Janet Salem
Andrew Charles
Alexander Lee-Emery
Abigail Smith
Curt Garrigan

This Policy Report forms part of the output from the project: "‘Closing the Loop: Innovation and Scaling Up to Solve the Problem of Plastic Pollution in Marine Areas in ASEAN Cities", supported by  the Government of Japan. The report provides scientific-based evidence on the status of plastic pollution in Da Nang, in order to guide the development...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Dwayne
Appleby
Daniel
Babikwa
Humphrey
Bergraaf
Eang
Bun
Denise
Conselheiro
Jyldyz
Duishenova
Cleopas
Kantika
Thuy Ngoc
Kim
Socorro Leonardo
Patindol
Bridget
Ringdahl

The Global Search for Sustainable Schools (GSSS) has been carried out as one of the global initiatives under the SLE programme. The GSSS programme recognises the central role of education in creating the enabling conditions to achieve sustainable lifestyles within planetary boundaries. Education directly
develops the leaders and innovators of...

Discussion Paper
Author:

This Guidance Note, based on the experience of the Global Search for Sustainable Schools (GSSS), has been created to assist those interested in developing a programme to implement sustainable school projects at the sub-national, national, regional, or international level. To support the creation of this document, national coordinators and school...