Results 1 - 10 of 469 (Sorted by date)
Issue Brief
  • The economic disruptions from the Ukraine war have intensified short term concerns about energy and food security, as well as access to critical minerals. Climate security is also increasingly urgent. This paper urges governments to speed up, not slow down, transitions away from fossil fuels and toward more sustainable development patterns. The war...
Policy Report

Open waste burning is a widespread practice that is provoked by a lack of systematic waste collection, the unavailability of other disposal options, and inadequate land for the final disposal of the collected waste, especially in low- and middle-income countries. From a global perspective, two billion people have no waste collection at all, and the...

Research Report

The objective of this Guideline is to provide a systems approach to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the seafood sector in Vietnam that considers all stages of the production chain. SCP is conceived as a crucial framework for achieving the social and economic benefits, and minimizing the environmental burden, of Vietnam’s seafood...

Technical Report

The Guidelines for Resource efficiency and cleaner production in Vietnam's Pangasius processing sector were developed within the framework of technical assistance of SWITCH-Asia provided to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, through the Programme of Sustainable Production and Consumption (SCP Facility), which is funded by the European...

Book Chapter
In Health Care Waste Management and COVID 19 Pandemic: Policy, Implementation Status and Vaccine Management

The sound management of healthcare waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncontrolled fluctuations in generation quantities, the composition of HCW as well as the significant impacts it poses on public health and the environment require a more dynamic and cohesive...

Discussion Paper
Sujithra Kaushalya
Avanthi Deshani

The report assesses the level of public awareness of microplastic pollution and related hazards as well as the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Sri Lanka’s state and private sector institutes, with an emphasis on the public water supply chain and identifying microplastic point sources upstream to ensure safe...

Discussion Paper
Thuy Chung
Tran Nguyen Sang

The report assesses the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Vietnam. Concern over microplastic pollution in the environment is growing worldwide. The body of related global research continues to rise, along with the diversity in methodologies, results and equipment. Building a picture of the state of facilities and...

Research Report

One emerging issue in Padang City, Indonesia is waste management. In addition to a rise in population, modern lifestyles and tourism development have resulted in burgeoning waste generation, as well as more littering and burning of waste. This problem has exceeded the waste management capacity of the city. Consequently, the Batang Arau river, one...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

The global demand for plastic is expected to double in the next 20 years. The increasing demand for Single-Use Plastic Products (SUPPs) has become one of the main environmental problems in many developing countries, including Sri Lanka, through direct and indirect means, in the way of excessive consumption and the pollution of the environment...

Policy Report
Anna , R.
Harvey , S.

While raising awareness is critical in providing information on the growing plastic crisis and explaining why current behavior needs to change, higher awareness does not always lead to behavior change. This paper aims to explore these barriers and motivations, and offer recommendations to promote behavior change at the community level. This paper...