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Discussion Paper


This paper was revised and the new title is 'Practical guide for improved organic waste management: climate benefits through the 3Rs in developing Asian countries'. The authors recommend readers to follow the revised version that has corrected proof and updating data on waste generation and national policies relevant with waste management...

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...

Policy Report
United Nations Centre for Regional Development
United Nations Environmental Programme/ Regional Resource Centre in Asia and the Pacific

The Programme of National 3R Strategy Development was initiated as one of the outcomes of the Ministerial Conference on the 3R Initiative held in Tokyo, Japan, in March 2005. The project was funded by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Asian Development Bank (for Viet Nam only) and jointly implemented by the United Nations Centre for...

5th Internatonal Conference on Industrial Ecology "Transition Towards Sustainability", 21-24 June 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

The presentation summarizes the main findings of an international collaborative study/survey titled “EPR Policy in East Asia in consideration of International Resource Circulation” which will be published as a report in 2009. The study mainly focused on the application of EPR principles to the management of used electric and electronic products (e...

Policy Report

This publication is one of the major outputs of the Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA).WEPA aims to strengthen water environmental governance in Asia through the collection and dissemination of information and capacity development of relevant stakeholders in partnership with eleven countries in the region, namely Cambodia, China...

PR, Newsletter or Other



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PR, Newsletter or Other

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has been releasing a collection of the top news items on the environment in the Asia-Pacific region every year since 1998. This has been with the aim of collecting and organising information about environmental issues and policy trends in the region, and to report on how the region addresses...

Policy Report
Kitakyushu Initiative Research

Human excreta and domestic wastewater are predominantly treated by primary onsite treatment systems in Thailand. Technically, accumulated fecal sludge and effluent from those primary treatment systems must be properly further treated. In response to the King’s concern on the unhygienic practices on nightsoil management, Nonthaburi municipality...

Conference Proceeding
Kitakyushu Initiative Workshop

Urbanization, population growth and economic development are considered the main driving forces of solid waste management (SWM) issues in Asia and the Pacific region. These factors all together influence consumption rates that lead to accelerate waste generation and change waste components. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission in...