Tagged on: Asia and the Pacific

Report of the 22nd NOWPAP MERRAC Focal Points Meeting & the 14th Competent National Authorities Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan

The Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region (NOWPAP) and three Resolutions were adopted in September 1994 at the First Intergovernmental Meeting (IGM) by the NOWPAP Members, namely the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as China, Japan, Korea and Russia). In order to implement NOWPAP activities related to the development of effective measures for regional cooperation on marine pollution preparedness and response, it was recommended that a regional Forum be created under the NOWPAP framework.


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2019
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
First Sub-Regional Workshop for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals Towards Addressing SDGs in South Asia - Report of the Proceedings
United Nations Environment Programme, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ), South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)

Home to roughly 1.8 billion people, South Asia generates approximately 334 million tonnes of waste per year of which 174 million tonnes (57%) is organic in content. In addition to the increase in municipal solid waste, managing complex and emerging waste streams, including e-waste, food waste, construction and demolition waste, disaster waste, plastic and marine litter, is also a growing issue in need of attention.
Accordingly, the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) together with the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) has interacted with governments in South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) towards the development of a Report on the current state of waste management in the Sub-region, as well as a Sub-Regional Roadmap which would communicate regional voices, enhance regional cooperation and guide implementation towards the above goals, building on the preceding discussions and priority action areas identified by UNEP’s Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO) and Hanoi 3R Declaration.
This report provides a summery of discussion at the First Sub-Regional Workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Road map for implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia organized 25-26 March 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal, where the state of waste management in the sub-region was discussed, implementation gaps identified, and potential area of cooperation explored.


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2019
Sub-Regional Workshop on Lead Paint Elimination for Central Asia and Eastern Europe - Workshop Report
United Nations Environment Programme
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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
UNEP Regional Seas Strategic Directions (2017-2020)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2019
Meeting of the Working Group on Marine Litter - Meeting Report
United Nations Environment Programme, Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)

The Meeting of the Working Group on Marine Litter (WG ML) took place on 17-18 June 2019 preceding the 24th Intergovernmental Meeting (IGM 24) of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) in Bali, Indonesia. The Meeting brought together marine litter focal points of participating countries in preparation of the IGM 24. The aim was to provide an update on relevant regional and global processes on marine litter, share ongoing country initiatives and COBSEA projects in the region, and revise further the draft Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (RAP MALI) for consideration at the IGM 24. An advanced draft of the revised RAP MALI was prepared which, with further amendments, was subsequently adopted at IGM 24. This report presents an overview of meeting proceedings and outcomes.


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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
Summary Report of NOWPAP Regional Activity Centres and Regional Coordinating Unit Meeting - Twenty Fourth Intergovernmental Meeting of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019