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Working Paper
Effective Plastic Waste Management in Sri Lanka

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...

Policy Report

Understanding Myanmar’s solid waste systems presents a challenge for anyone working in the sector. While waste collection and disposal challenges faced by Myanmar’s cities and towns share similarities, strategies to overcome them evolve locally and are often not well-communicated between different local government bodies. Data on the country’s...

st Progres1st Review Meeting for Japan-Myanmar Cooperation in Environmental Management

The progress report on Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) project titled "Strengthening Capacity for Marine Debris Reduction in ASEAN Region through Formulation of National Action Plans for ASEAN Member States and Integrated Land-to-Sea Policy Approach (Phase2)" to Environmental Conservation Department of Ministry of the Natural Resources and...

Asian Transparency Workshop: Roadmap for BTR1 and reporting under Article 6.2

This presentation provides, as introduction to the breakout group discussion in the Asian Transparency workshop, the common challenges when countries track progress of individual mitigation actions to prepare the 1st BTR. The possible solutions (long and short term) in each challenge were developed based on the mutual learning program for enhanced...

Asian Transparency Workshop: Roadmap for BTR1 and reporting under Article 6.2

The Asian Transparency Workshop organized by the MOEJ, the IGES, UNFCCC-RCC and GSP aims to promote knowledge sharing among countries in Asia for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF). This presentation provides, as introduction to the workshop, the linkage of ETF and reporting under Article 6...

Asian Transparency Workshop: Roadmap for BTR1 and reporting under Article 6.2

This PPT is developed based on the author's understanding of the draft guidance of Article 6 paragraph 2 of the Paris Agreement (Article 6.2), based on the Mutual Learning Program for Enhanced Transparency using the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) as an example. It does not represent the ideas of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.


10th Regional 3R and Circular Economy Forum in Asia and the Pacific

Based on the experience of development of the 1st State of the 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific. Hotta provided comments and suggestions to the structure of the 2nd State of the 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific at panel discussion organized at 10th Regional Forum on the 3Rs and Circular Economy in Asia and the Pacific. 

HKH to Glasgow: Climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

This presentation is about concrete actions and mechanisms for regional collaboration to address regional systemic issues in the HKH region. The presentation identifies the barriers to the recognition of important regional adaptation issues, discusses some recent case studies of transboundary catastrophic events that highlighted the need for...

Discussion Paper
Silva Herran

This paper highlights the challenges for realising Japan's long-term strategy (LTS) for decarbonisation, also referred to as the mid-century strategy (MCS), and the role of scenario analysis in the formulation and strengthening of this strategy. Although the government of Japan declared on 26 October 2020 to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to...

Conference Proceeding

On Thursday 12 November 2020, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) convened a session entitled “The Satoyama Initiative, transformative change, and societies in harmony with nature” at the 12th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the...