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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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IGES Making Our Cities Climate-Sensitive e-Learning Video Series comprises two videos: 1) Overcoming floods in the Philippines: A story of climate change adaptation and mitigation , 2) Participatory watershed land-use management approach: Interfacing science, policy and participation for effective decision making These two educational videos...
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IGES Making Our Cities Climate-Sensitive e-Learning Video Series comprises two videos: 1) Overcoming floods in the Philippines: A story of climate change adaptation and mitigation , 2) Participatory watershed land-use management approach: Interfacing science, policy and participation for effective decision making These two educational videos...
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IGES Forest Governance e-learning videos series comprises two videos: 1) Nepal’s Community Forests: A story of good governance 2) A Quality Standard for Forest Governance:Demonstrating a practical and participatory approach to develop a Quality-of-Governance Standard The series examines the importance of good governance for sustainable forest...
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IGES Forest Governance e-learning videos series comprises two videos: 1) Nepal’s Community Forests: A story of good governance 2) A Quality Standard for Forest Governance:Demonstrating a practical and participatory approach to develop a Quality-of-Governance Standard The series examines the importance of good governance for sustainable forest...
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Forest Governance e-Learning Series A video e-learning series examining the importance of good governance for sustainable forest management. Presenting: - The story of Nepal’s four decades of community forest management. - A case study on what constitutes quality forest governance. - A project to develop a national standard for forest governance in...