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Discussion Paper
Author:
Yati A. Bun
Despite reform of forest law to embrace the concept of sustainable forest management and the development of a raft of subordinate regulations/guidelines to implement the Forestry Act, forests in Papua New Guinea (PNG) continue to be degraded by industrial-scale commercial logging operations. Numerous independent reports over the past two decades...
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Proceedings of International Symposium on EcoTopia Science 2007 in Nagoya
Currently economic integration in East Asia is accelerating along with a political movement towards creation of an East Asia Community. Regional economic integration could promote sustainability through generating higher incomes and facilitating clean technology transfer on the one hand, but equally it could cause natural resource degradation due...
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INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL FLOW OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS AND THE PROSPECTS FOR ASIAN REGIONAL RECYCLING NETWORK

The 4th International Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, ISIE, June 17-20, 2007, University of Tronto, Canada
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Component 3 of the Core Environment Program (CEP) for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) deals with environmental performance assessment (EPA) and sustainable development planning. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is primarily responsible for the sustainable development planning, while the United Nations Environment...
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From the outset of the National Performance Assessment and a Strategic Environmental Framework for the Greater Mekong Subregion (SEF II) in 2003 the selection of the right set of indicators was seen as the key step in the conduct of an environmental performance assessment (EPA) as shown below. Step One: Selecting policy concerns Step Two: Adapting...
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Under ADB's TA 6069-REG: National Performance Assessment and Subregional Strategic Environment Framework for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), a first attempt at a subregional environmental assessment was prepared towards the end of the project (ADB 2006). Under this project (referred to as SEF II), the emphasis was on national environmental...
Discussion Paper
Author:
Ranjith Perera
Ariva Sugandi Permana
Wanpen Charoentrakulpeeti
Cities in Asian developing countries are generally characterized by a relatively high density, low levels of motorization, relatively high public transport and bicycle usage, high density corridor orientations radiating from the city centre, and generally mixed land uses (SUTP, 2003). This statement brings into two situations; first, with respect...