This report demonstrates that changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change. The report fills a gap in the existing research by establishing global targets for lifestyle carbon footprints, examining current consumption patterns and their impacts on...
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This commentary summarises the key findings and implications of the study on Lifestyle Carbon Footprints: Long-term targets and case studies of the carbon footprints of household consumption. This study introduces and develops an approach to establishing lifestyle carbon footprints: greenhouse gases directly emitted during and indirectly induced by...
The basic survey on development of “Asia Pacific 3R White Paper” project conducted the basic survey and institutionalization of experts/researchers group for development for the Asia Pacific 3R white paper (tentative title). In addition, the zero draft of writing guideline for Asia Pacific 3R white paper was developed initially for the development...
The overall objective of the REDUCTIONS* project is to identify the potential for absolute resource and energy use reduction in production-consumption systems at all levels and to explore ways to realise this potential. The project has the ambition to generate knowledge-for-action and aims to propose science-based policies and strategies with a...
Fifth Regional 3R Forum in Asia, Surabaya
This presentation summarises finding of an ADB project on promoting recycling business in developing Asia: China, India, Malaysia, Thailand. Examples of good recycling business model were introduced followed with recommendations to improve the recycling business toward sustainable development.
Recycling business in developing Asia: policy recommendations
ARC working group, Surabaya
This presentation describes finding of an ADB project on investigation of recycling business in developing Asian countries: China, India, Malaysia and Thailand.Remarks:For working group discussion only.
Due to a rapid increase in waste generation in Asia, recycling businesses are increasing their already significant contribution to sustainable solid waste management. At the same time, improper practices of recycling businesses can also generate serious health and environmental impacts. There is therefore a clear need to promote the scaling up of...
Draft final report: RETA 7450 Project Preparation Support for Livable Cities; Component 2: Regional Knowledge Sharing (IGES Component) - Study area 2 Promoting recycling in municipal solid waste management through sustainable business models
This report provides in-depth analysis of recycling business in Thailand, China, India and Malaysia.
The 9th NIES Workshop on E-waste
As resource demand grows in line with the rapid economic growth of developing countries in Asia in recent years, so too has the transboundary movement of recyclables in Asia. At the same time, Japanese government is trying to promote recycling and waste management business development in developing Asia. In response to the challenges faced by...