Local Initiatives

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Book Chapter
In Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World
This chapter focuses on the roles local governments can play in formulating and implementing local initiatives which contribute to sustainable consumption. Many case studies are included, with the analysis focusing on the enabling factors for promoting these local initiatives. • Examples of local initiatives for SC can be found in a variety of...
Discussion Paper
Local governments play an important role in promoting low-carbon development; however their role could be significantly enhanced by greater international co-operation between cities. There are already a few networks or platforms for Asia-focused co-operation operated by Japanese cities. However, further consideration is still needed regarding the...
Policy Report
This paper assesses the extent of mutual learning through the international intercity network programmes for the environment in Asia, such as CITYNET, ICLEI-Southeast Asia and the Kitakyushu Initiative for a Clean Environment. Based on participation records of network activities, records of formulation of bi-lateral intercity relations, and a...
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...