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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...

Briefing Note

本ブリーフィングノートは、今年と来年に行われる生物多様性に関する国際プロセス、出版物およびイベントを初心者にもわかりやすく概説したものです。ポスト2020生物多様性枠組(GBF)、生物多様性条約(CBD)に関する議論のほか、2020年に行われた国連生物多様性サミットや地球規模生物多様性概況第5版(GBO5)の背景から今後の展開まで、重要なポイントを紹介しています。

Policy Brief
AD Briefs
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An ADB stocktake highlights that weak governance and a lack of incentives and finance are among the factors holding back the region’s progress on environmental sustainability. The authors urge decision-makers to prioritize investments that privilege the environment and to apply integrated development approaches, systems thinking, and a circular...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Water Science & Technology
Author:
Masaaki
Kitajima
N. T. T.
Huong
A. S.
Setiyawan
Tjandra
Setiadi
D. T.
Hung
Eiji
Haramoto

This mini review describes the current status and challenges regarding institutionalisation of wastewater surveillance systems against COVID-19. Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater has been proposed to be a potential tool to understand the actual prevalence of COVID-19 in the community, and it could be an effective approach to monitor the trend...

Policy Report

Starting in August 2019, the SWITCH Asia SCP Facility has provided technical support to Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) for development of the National Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production (2021.2030) (NAP on SCP). The SCP Facility established a team of international and national experts to conduct an assessment on...

Discussion Paper

Learning from cultural traditions and philosophies could help place countries in Asia on more sustainable development paths. This paper argues why and outlines how countries in Asia should collaborate in pooling and promoting good practices grounded in indigenous knowledge and philosophies to mainstream sustainability at the local, national...

Submission to Policy Process

This submission, which includes a paper maintaining that indigenous knowledge and philosophical richness can help Asia transition to a more sustainable development paths, argues for a greater focus on looking back as countries move toward a post-pandemic future. More concretely, the paper outlines why and how countries in Asia should collaborate in...

Presentation
国際アジア共同体学会(ISAC)

2020年11月7日に国際アジア共同体学会(ISAC)が開催されました。本会合で発表された「ネットゼロへの世界の潮流と日本の課題:緑の復興から脱炭素社会へ」の発表資料です。

Policy Report
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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...

Briefing Note

This briefing note overviews key international biodiversity processes, products and events in 2020 and 2021. Geared especially for those who are less familiar with the topic, it covers ongoing developments with respect to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF); key meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); the UN...