Tagged on: Asia and the Pacific

Workshop: A National Source Inventory Approach to Support and Inform Marine Litter Action Planning
United Nations Environment Programme, Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia

The workshop was convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Programme of Action (GPA), Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML), and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA). Organized in the context of the COBSEA Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (RAP MALI) and the COBSEA-UNEP SEA circular initiative, the workshop aimed to present and promote a national source inventory approach in national marine litter planning and monitoring. This document provides a summary of issues discussed, identifies relevant resources, and includes a list of participants. All presentations are available online at www.cobsea.org. For more information on national source inventories and capacity development opportunities through COBSEA, the GPML and GPA, kindly contact unep-cobsea@un.org.


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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
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
Central Asia Workshop: Eliminating Lead Paint through Establishing Laws - Tbilisi, Georgia, 11-12 September 2019
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019
Twenty Third Intergovernmental Meeting of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan - Report of the Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
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

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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
Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of the NOWPAP Medium-term Strategy 2018-2023
United Nations Environment Programme
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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