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Policy Brief

Solid waste management is a common, as well as a primary, environmental concern for many cities in developing countries. Despite the fact, Surabaya City, the second largest city in Indonesia with a population of three million, has successfully reduced its waste generation by more than 20% over a short period of time. The city has intensively...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Applied Energy

In Asia, as elsewhere in the world, countries rushed to promote biofuels during the dramatic oil price increases of 2007-2008 as way to enhance energy security, without waiting for the settlement of controversial debates about the environmental effects of biofuels, especially their effects on greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and...

Book Chapter
In Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Hazards, Preparedness and Mitigation

This chapter was aimed at development professionals and disaster risk reduction professionals who wish to integrate climate change considerations in their local level planning and practices. The chapter explores the linkages between development and disaster risks and discusses how climate change has brought additional risks to developing countries...

Presentation
Asia Pacific Initiative (API)-Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (DMHA) Training Course, 3rd November 2009, Video Conference between UNU, AIT, and The University of Hawaii

The presentation aims at improving the understanding of drought and its management using a case study of India. The presentation starts with historical background of drought and its impacts in India and dwells into drought response strategies adapted over the years, problems with those strategies and tries to identify a way forward. Drought...

Policy Report

This report summarizes the current situations and challenges that developing Asia faces in introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). It also discusses various problems experienced by Japan, Korea and Taiwan after the introduction of EPR mechanisms prior to other Asian countries. It then explores issues related to international resource...

Report Chapter

Introduction (Chapter 1)

In Extended Producer Responsibility Policy in East Asia - in Consideration of International Resource Circulation -
Report Chapter

The Emerging Need for Sharing Environmental Product Information and Reconsidering the Producers' Informative Responsibility

In Extended Producer Responsibility Policy in East Asia - in Consideration of International Resource Circulation -
Report Chapter

Internationalization of Waste and Recycling Related Issues and Its Implications for EPR-based Recycling Policy

In Extended Producer Responsibility Policy in East Asia - in Consideration of International Resource Circulation -
Report Chapter

Trade of Second-Hand Electric and Electrical Equipments from Japan to Developing Asia: Issues, Policies and its Implication for Extended Producer Responsibility

In Extended Producer Responsibility Policy in East Asia - in Consideration of International Resource Circulation -