The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has received official accreditation as an intergovernmental organization (IGO) by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) have taken a significant stride towards advancing regional progress and sustainable development by formalising a strategic partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The Behavioral Insight Project Public Dialogue aimed to explore the potential of utilizing innovative approaches developed in the fields of social science and behavioral economics in addressing plastic pollution.
Professor Tetsuya Watanabe, President of ERIA, delivered an opening remark at the ASEAN Conference on Combatting Plastic Pollution (ACCPP) 2023, highlighting the challenges to tackling plastic waste pollution in the ASEAN region.
Experts and representatives of the ASEAN+3 Member States highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing to support and harmonise data-driven policymaking in the region to address marine plastic pollution.
Mr Reo Kawamura, Director for Environmental Policy and Director for Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris launched the new “ASEAN-Japan Action Agenda on Plastic Pollution” during the ASEAN-Japan Cooperation Symposium, last month.
Multiple businesses in Lao PDR are addressing the issue of plastic at different stages of the life cycle. The inspiring initiatives were discussed during a seminar entitled ‘Upstream and Downstream: Plastic Waste Management in Laos’, held in Vientiane last month.
ERIA gave a presentation at the 18th ASEAN Plus Three Environment Ministers’ Meeting (EMM) and ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Dialogue on Environmental Cooperation (AJMDEC) about the Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris and its alignment with the ASEAN Regional Action Plan for Combating Marine Debris.