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In Plastic Waste and Recycling Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions
Eight of the world's top 20 countries as sources of marine debris are from Asia—China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and India (Jambeck et al., 2015). In other words, the Asia-Pacific region is now recognized as a hotspot of plastic pollution of the oceans. These countries are facing typical challenges...
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In Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia Policy and Governance
More and more researchers are working with cities on innovative responses to climate change. Many of these efforts involve purposive experimentation. These experiments entail collaboration between researchers and policymakers in efforts to introduce small-scale initiatives that open opportunities for large-scale transformations. The promise of...
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In Resilient Policies in Asian Cities: Adaptation to Climate Change and Natural Disasters
Enhancing capacity for building resilient cities is a growing concern among policy makers and international communities to minimize the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015–2030) called for urgent need in building resilient...
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In Sustainable Waste Management Challenges in Developing Countries
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Myanmar, the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, has been facing considerable challenges with the management of solid waste in the recent past because of increasing income and consumption patterns, urban growth, and lack of effective waste management policies, treatment, and disposal methods. Waste management is also a crosscutting issue...
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In Devising a Clean Energy Strategy for Asian Cities
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According to UN projections, cities will be home to 60% of the world’s population by 2030. Cities are likely to play an increasingly significant role in improving energy efficiency and decreasing emissions, and constitute platforms of vital importance with respect to the development of global culture, economy, innovation, investment, and...
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Initiatives for sustainable societies have gained momentum following recent global agreements on sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in 2015. Efforts to support changes in the behaviour and practices of individuals and organisations...
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Vanessa
Timmer
This project, Envisioning Future Low-Carbon Lifestyles and Transitioning Instruments, is a part of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns. The project examines how the way we live our daily lives – our choices, habits and the context within which...
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This is the latest COP21 version of "One Hundred Questions and Answers about MRV in Developing Countries". Our unique approach – questions and answers - gives you an easy-to-understand guide to MRV for the following various schemes and mechanisms: - National Communications - Biennial Update Reports - National GHG Inventories - MRV for Nationally...
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Osamu BANNAI (Global Environment Centre Foundation)
Wee Kean FONG (IGES)
Takashi MORIMOTO (Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.)
The book presents information on existing MRV schemes in Indonesian, like national GHG inventories and the Clean Development Mechanism, in easy-to-understand manner, namely the questions and answers form. The book also introduces lessons and good practices for developing countries regarding MRV.