Live Event @ISAP2018: From Waste Management to Resource Management – Moving from Theory to Practice (ISAP 2018 Thematic Tracks 1)

Waste management has undergone a paradigm shift, moving from a focus on end-of-pipe solutions to integrated resource management. This continues to be discussed in the global policy arena, and it is featured in efforts including those aimed at promoting resource efficiency and sustaining growth within the limits of planetary boundaries. However, national and local governments in industrialising countries often face tremendous challenges in carrying out a resource-oriented approach to waste management.

8th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific

Waste Management is one of the fast growing issues in developing countries. The sub-region of South Asia, which covers about 12% of the Asian continent or 3.5% of the world's land surface area, is no exception. It is home to about 1.8 billion people and generates approximately 50 million tonnes of waste per year of which 33 million tonnes (70%) is organic waste. This high percentage of organic waste is a unique aspect for developing management plans and treatment options.

22nd CityNet Japan Forum

On 21 February, the 22nd CityNet Japan Forum was organised by the CityNet Yokohama Project Office under the theme of “Tackling Solid Waste Management in Asia”. CCET's Programme Manager, Dr. D.G.J. Premakumara delivered a keynote presentation to provide an overview of waste management at both global and regional level, and  the need for effective waste management service in the cities in Asia-Pacific.

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The Final Strategy Formulation Workshop for the Development of Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan of Phnom Penh

The Final Strategy Formulation Workshop for the Development of Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan of Phnom Penh was jointly organized on 9 January 2018 by Phnom Penh Capital Hall (PPCH), IGES-CCET, and Nexus for Development, marking an important milestone for the development of city’s waste management policy.

First National Workshop on SLCP reduction from the Municipal Solid Waste in the Philippines

On 23rd of November, we had our first national workshop on SLCPs reduction from the Municipal solid waste in the Philippines.Mr. Albert , Chief of Climate Change Division from DENR , Mr. Eligio t. Ildefonos, Executive Director Secretariat NSWMC, and Chief of Solid Waste Management from DENR, Marissa N. Mercado, Solid Waste Management from DENR, Mr. Alan Silayan from Clean Air Asia, Mr. Virender Kumar Duggal from ADB Philippines, Ms.

CCET In-house Seminar

The CCET organized an in-house seminar inviting Mr. Tim Kasten, Deputy Director of Economy Division, UN Environment and Dr. Agamuthu Pariatamby, Professor at Institute of Biological Sciences,  University of Malaya on 21st October 2017 at IGES headquarter in Hayama. The seminar was moderated by Mr.  Kazunobu Onogawa, Director of CCET and attended by IGES researchers.