Tagged on: Asia and the Pacific

Report of the 24th Intergovernmental Meeting of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia
United Nations Environment Programme, Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)

Report of the 24th Intergovernmental Meeting of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia held in Bali, Indonesia on 19-20 June 2019.


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2019
Message for the 2019 China Refrigeration Exposition, Shanghai, China
United Nations Environment Programme

Message for the 2019 China Refrigeration Exposition, 9-11 April 2019 - Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China [Acting Executive Director]


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2019
Second Expert Group Meeting of the NOWPAP Special Project “Monitoring and Assessment Methods for Microplastics Pollution” - [Presentations]
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019
Reports and Books
The Role of Packaging Regulations and Standards in Driving the Circular Economy
United Nations Environment Programme

The development of packaging policies stems from intersecting challenges being faced by economies across the world. On one hand, growth in population has led to an increase in consumption and consequently an increase in the amount of per capita waste generation. On the other hand, existing municipal waste management infrastructure is struggling to keep up with basic collection of waste and is far from equipped handle plastic packaging waste by means that would result in recovery of material by recycling.This report aims to review the development of packaging waste policies and standards as a response to the challenges discussed above. Also examined
here is the role, that policy interventions can play in addressing the growing environmental challenges posed by packaging and packaging waste. This report also explores the regulatory landscape in each of the ten Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in light of the global policies and the efforts to address the issue of packaging waste.


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2019
Reports and Books
Measuring Progress: Towards Achieving the Environmental Dimension of the SDGs
United Nations Environment Programme

Did you know that only 23% of the environment-related SDG indicators are on track to meet the target if current trends continue? For 68%, there is not enough data to assess progress and for 9% there is not progress toward achieving the target. Specifically, progress has been made on all 11 environment-related SDGs indicators related to policy, financial and institutional processes with available data; there has been mixed progress in improving access to environmental resources and reducing the impacts of environmental degradation on human health and food security; and there is either no data or no progress towards all 12 of the SDGs targets related to the state of the environment. In order to achieve the environmental dimension of sustainable development, there is a need to scale up environmental action and also to improve environmental monitoring and analysis.


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2019
South and South-East Asia Use Technical and Vocational Education in Cooling Sector for Montreal Protocol Compliance and Workforce Development
United Nations Environment Programme

Representatives of National Ozone Units (NOUs) and their counterparts in technical vocational education and training (TVET) authorities considered how to collaborate to support the refrigeration and air-conditioning servicing sector (RSS) to support national action plans to comply with this treaty while at the same time increasing employment opportunities and strengthening the skills of their workforces.


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2019
South Asia and South-East Asia Ozone and Customs Officers strengthen import-export controls of Ozone Depleting Substances and for future controls under Kigali Amendment
United Nations Environment Programme

OzonAction


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2018
Terms of Reference for NOWPAP RAP MALI Focal Points Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2018
Pacific Islands Ozone Officers Consider Next Steps for HCFC Phase-out and Initial Kigali Amendment Obligations
United Nations Environment Programme

The first Thematic Meeting on the Implementation of the Initial Obligations for Countries that have Ratified the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali Amendment was held on 27 September 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand as part of the Pacific Islands Countries’ National Ozone Officers Network and Thematic Meeting held from 27-29 September.


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2018
Risk Profiling to prevent illegal trade in Ozone Depleting Substances and HFCs
United Nations Environment Programme

The UN Environment OzonAction’s Compliance Assistance Programme, Asia and the Pacific Office, organized a thematic meeting on "Risk Profiling for Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Trade" for Customs and Border Control Officers and National Ozone Officers of India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.


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2018