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Working Paper
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha
Yasas
Gamagedara

This report presents the challenges faced and opportunities revealed through a study of two cases of source-segregated waste collection by local authorities in Sri Lanka; Moratuwa Municipal Council, in Colombo, and Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha, in Monaragala for the purpose of raising planning and decision making capacities not only in Sri Lanka but...

Working Paper
Effective Plastic Waste Management in Sri Lanka
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha

This case study report examines the establishment and evolution of plastic waste recycling under two different operational modalities in urban areas of Sri Lanka; 1) single municipal operation, and 2) PPP (Public Private Partnership) based operation. This report provides an analysis of each modality in terms of effectiveness, technical feasibility...

Working Paper
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha

This report presents three case studies in the context of centralised large-scale composting facilities in Sri Lanka in order to reveal the factors and approaches that led to positive results under different type of operational modality, i.e., 1) single municipal operation, 2) provincial operation, and 3) joint consortium operation (operated by two...

Briefing Note
Author:
Melissa May
F. Cardenas

The Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted at the conference held in Kumamoto City and Minamata City in October 2013. The convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions/releases of mercury and mercury compounds and stipulates appropriate management and reduction of the emissions through the entire...

Briefing Note

商品作物の国際的サプライ・チェーンが途上国の森林減少に大きな影響を与えている。森林破壊に由来する商品作物を原料として利用する企業に対する批判が高まり、これに対応して森林減少を伴わない形で生産された作物をサプライ・チェーンの中で取り扱う「ゼロ・デフォレステーション」の取り組みが始まっている。2014年に「森林に関するニューヨーク宣言」が国連気候変動サミットで採択され、「世界の天然林減少率を2020年までに少なくとも半分に抑え、2030年までにゼロにする」こと、そのために「農産物生産による森林破壊を2020年までに排除するという民間セクターの目標達成を支援する」ことが目標として盛り込まれた。日本でも、認証制度を活用したゼロ・デフォレステーションの取り組みも広がりはじめている...