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Assessment of the first-ever circular economy framework of Cambodia: Barriers, international opportunities and recommendations
The paper discusses the relevance of the Circular Economy (CE) as a solution for environmental challenges faced by various stakeholders in Cambodia, particularly in light of its reliance on resource…
SCOPING PAPER ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION (SCP) FOR LAO PDR
Topic: SCP
Type: Report
The Scoping Study was crafted to enhance the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s capacity to integrate Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) principles into national development and sectoral action plans…
Thailand's National Economic and Social Development Plan 2023–2027
Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Plan 2023–2027 (NESCD) aims to transform Thailand into a Circular Economy (CE) and low-carbon society. The plan outlines three main targets for economic progress…
TVET for the Circular Economy: Preparing the Workforce for the Circularity of Industries
The labour market information report (LMIR) by The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) of the Philippines offers insights into the demand and supply sides of the local and…
Recyglo
Recyglo is Myanmar’s first creative recycling company. We were founded by three individuals who are deeply committed to sustainability and social impact. Our goal is to handle recyclable materials in…
Australia's circular economy metrics and indicators
An in-depth material flow analysis of Australia’s economy in 2019 is presented in this article, which looks at domestic extraction, trade, end-of-life flows, and recycling for all materials. The findings…
Brunei Darussalam’s Economic Blueprint: Towards a Dynamic And Sustainable Economy
The Brunei Darussalam Economic Blueprint outlines a strategic plan to achieve the Third Goal of Brunei Vision 2035, focusing on building a dynamic and sustainable economy. The blueprint emphasizes the…
Siklus | Refill Solution
Siklus offer a very different solution! We provide an alternative to replace sachet packaging with products refills delivered directly to your home. Now, you can shop for your favorite household…
Stakeholder Mapping Report and Recommendations for The Diffusion of Circularity Innovations in Supporting the Circular Economic Transition in Indonesia
Type: Report
In 2022, UNDP, Ministry of Development Planning/Bappenas, and the Kingdom of Denmark, supported by Greeneration Foundation, have identified circular economy related stakeholders in Indonesia – ranging from central government, business…
Making Circular Economy Work for Business and Industry
Insights: ASEAN Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform Webinar Series Background The ASEAN region is experiencing significant growth, with its member states advancing to higher income levels. This development, coupled with urbanization…
Towards a Unifying Framework for Business Action for the Circular Economy in ASEAN
This business engagement paper positions circular economy as an innovation and co-creation framework to break the dependence of products and services on the unsustainable use of natural resources which is…
The Circular Economy: A Study on the Use of Airbnb for Sustainable Coastal Development in the Vietnam Mekong Delta
The circular economy idea has gained popularity due to its solution-focused approach to converting available resources into a closed-loop resource system. Coastal resources, however, appear to be disregarded in the production…
The Unique Case Study of Circular Economy in Vietnam Remarking Recycling Craft Villages
Vietnam’s GDP is expected to develop quickly among the ASEAN-5 nations in 2023 and 2024. The nation is positioned to wager on a Circular Economy (CE), a widespread phenomenon for…
Circular Economy Strategies in the ASEAN Region: A comparative study
The circular economy, or CE, is a sustainable development paradigm that minimises environmental impacts while promoting economic growth through resource efficiency, closed-loop systems, and waste reduction. As the detrimental effects…
ASEAN SCP Framework: Implementation Mechanism
Sustainable development is central to the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025 calls for the integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) strategy and best practices…
Framework for Circular Economy for the ASEAN Economic Community
ASEAN’s economic resilience is increasingly threatened by resource depletion, unsustainable patterns of raw material consumption, inefficiencies throughout product value chains, and climate change. A circular economy is restorative, regenerative by…
Rethinking Extended Producer Responsibility from the Circular Economy Perspective
This report provides an overview of important steps to develop efficient Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems with a particular focus on countries in Asia. It builds on experiences from the…
Circular Economy Strategy and Action Plan | Kingdom of Cambodia
The circular Economy Strategy and Action Plan is the result of the collaboration between, the Department (DGE) of Green Economy of Secretariat General for Sustainable Development (GSSD), of National Council…
Circular Economy Strategy for Lao PDR
Lao PDR created a vision of a circular future that integrates economic growth with preserving the nation’s distinctive natural environment and culture. This necessitates a systems approach that goes beyond…
Trade for an inclusive circular economy A framework for collective action
Topic: Trade
Type: Publication
Circular trade is a crucial component of a global circular economy. Still, the Global North is better equipped to benefit from it than the Global South due to differences in…