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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...

Submission to Policy Process
Author:
Emani Kumar
Soumya Chaturvedula
Ritu Thakur
Achu R Sekhar
Rahul Singh
Sumskrutha Shroff
Anuradha Adhikari
Harini Kolli

Plastics are an integral part of our daily life. Today, the linear model of “make, use, and dispose” plastic materials poses a serious threat to the public health and environment. Though there are a large number of interventions made across the country, the impact is not yet visible. It is realised that challenges with plastic waste are so...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific
Author:
Haryono
Huboyo
Wiwandari
Handayani
Mega
Anggraeni

In fast-growing coastal cities, dependable public transport, diversity of modes, and social inclusion are among several factors that contribute to resilient transport. However, these factors depend critically on whether key ridership segments are aware of the benefits of public transport. This article describes the effects of an awareness raising...

Policy Brief
Author:

Effective solid waste management is critical for achieving sustainable development in municipalities. In the last half century, urban cities around the world have grown significantly, and experts forecast that this trend will continue into the future. Increased populations coupled with rapid urban buildup put enormous stress on municipalities...

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Cities
Author:
Tashi
Wangmo
Benjamin
D. Leibowicz

Bhutan is a rapidly growing economy currently undergoing swift and extensive rural-to-urban migration. Its commitment to carbon neutrality, as well as its unique Gross National Happiness (GNH) objectives, make Bhutan a fascinating laboratory for studying sustainable development strategies and how they can be specifically tailored to align with...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Vibhas
Sukhwani
Kamakshi
Thapa
Rajib
Shaw
Yan
Wanglin

Urban and rural areas often meet their water demands from a shared stock of finite water resources. Against the changing climate, the rising water demands in fast-growing urban areas are leading to increasing water-use conflicts with the co-dependent rural areas. Although poor water governance is frequently cited as the key reason for such urban...

Presentation
Earth League Annual Workshop

This presentation, delivered by Eric Zusman on behalf of IGES President Kazuhiko Takeuchi at the Earth League Annual Workshop on 20 October 2020, is entitled "Greening the COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Redesign" and outlines the IGES Triple R Framework, the case for integrated approaches to respond to COVID-19, and potential applications of the...

Policy Report

プラスチックの生産と消費パターンの拡大、とりわけ使い捨てプラスチックや不適切なプラスチック廃棄物の処理に伴い、海洋生態系でのプラスチック廃棄物の蓄積が急増している。海洋のプラスチック汚染の主たる原因(海洋ゴミの約80%)は陸上から海へ流出するプラスチックである事が知られており、海洋のプラスチック汚染は世界的な関心を集める課題となって多くの政府や自治体が対応策を模索している。

より環境にやさしく持続可能なプラスチックの生産と消費を行う社会を実現するには、様々な利害関係者の参加と監視・評価に基づく長期的な取り組みが必要である。その第一ステップとして本レポートは、利害関係者の参加を促進し、国の廃棄物処理方針に沿った廃プラスチックを抑制する包括的な計画の開発を提言する。そのため、IGES...

Policy Report
Author:
Tsukiji
Makoto
Isanto Solihin
Yugo Pratomo
Keith
Alversion
Shunichi
Honda
Daniel
Ternald
Misato
Diley
Junko
Fujioka
Dyota
Condrorini

COVID-19パンデミック下で増加する医療廃棄物処理について、既存の国際機関・政府文書のレビューと国別アンケート調査(15カ国)さらには著名な専門家の見解をもとに現状・課題を明らかにするとともに、特に途上国が今現在参考にできる実践的な技術と事例、ならびに医療廃棄物処理を長期的に改善していくための具体的な提案を示しています。
 

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