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 • 26 October 2019
Marine plastic pollution has been acknowledged in recent years as one of the major global environmental issues and challenges.
by Ellen Putri Edita and Fusanori Iwasaki • 09 October 2019
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.
To tackle marine plastic debris issue, actions by various ministries in charge of marine plastic debris and others should be coordinated. Various laws, regulations, action plans, and roadmaps should be implemented.
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,