Various documents emphasising the importance of sharing knowledge and capacity development related to marine plastic debris have been produced by the United Nations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and others. One of them is the ASEAN+3 Marine Plastics Debris Cooperative Action Initiative, which states best use of existing institutions such as ERIA, for sharing knowledge and capacity development. The initiative was welcomed by the ASEAN+3 Summit (10 ASEAN Member States, China, Japan, and the...Learn More
by Michikazu Kojima and Fusanori Iwasaki • 2019-10-26
Marine plastic pollution has been acknowledged in recent years as one of the major global environmental issues and challenges. Since the beginning of 2019, movements to combat marine plastic pollution have accelerated around the world.
by Ellen Putri and Fusanori Iwasaki • 2019-10-09
The 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment and Related Meetings were held in Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia from 7 to 11 October 2019. A delegation from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), headed by its President, Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, participated in two meetings: ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Dialogue on Environmental Cooperation and the 16th ASEAN Plus Three Environment Ministers Meeting (16th APT EMM).
To tackle marine plastic debris issue, actions by various ministries in charge of charge of fishery, coastal management, waste management, industries and others should be coordinated. Various laws, regulations, action plan and roadmap should be
To prevent marine plastic litter, various policies have been applied in this region. We are planning to post such polices on this web site, which will be classified into following categories.
Regarding marine plastic debris, there is still lack of reliable data and short of scientific knowledge on marine plastic debris. Although we should take some actions, based on the precautionary principle,