SCP in Asia on Free Webinar on 6th NIES International Forum
International workshop “Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia”

International online workshop “Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia” will be held on January 19, 2021 as a part of the 6th International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia/6th NIES International Forum. Anyone can participate in this workshop. We are looking forward to your participation.

  • Date: January 19, 2021, 13:30-16:30
  • Venue: Online (using Zoom Webinar)
  • Organizer: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES, Japan)
  • Co-organizers: Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo (IFI, UTokyo, Japan)
    Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT RRC.AP, Thailand)
  • Language: English
  • Fee: Free
  • Registration: Please register from the link below by January 18, 2021.
  • Session Overview:
    Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) patterns in emerging economies is an important task for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 12 by 2030. However, progress on the Goal 12 in Asia has lagged behind progress on all of the other SDGs in the region according to the United Nations ESCAP (2019). This session covers a wide range of topics in SCP from its concept and future vision to reality and field survey as well as from pollution control to improvement of resource and energy efficiency. Invited speakers will share their up-to-date research results and insights that could advance the progress of SCP in Asia. One of difficulties in SCP policy is that it refers to a variety of policy approaches and the scope of SCP policy in the world is expanding. Backcasting approach is an effective approach to understand what kind of SCP patterns could be formulated in Asia in the future. Drastic increase in energy consumption for cooling in tropic and humid climate in Asia in this century is a priority issue. Pollution control beyond the borders is necessary and uncovering missing flow of mercury is a challenge. These are the examples of the topics in this session.

    Please see the program below.
  • Program: The time is based on Japan Time(JST).
    13:30-13:40 Opening Dr. WATANABE Chiho
    President, NIES
    13:40-14:00- Topic 1
    A Collaborative Approach for Regional SCP in Asia: co-design, regional characteristics, and COVID-19
    Dr. TASAKI Tomohiro
    Head, Sustainable Material Cycle Systems Section, CMW, NIES
    14:00-14:20- Topic 2
    Scenario Design Approach to Envisioning Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asian Context
    Dr. KISHITA Yusuke
    Lecturer, Department of Precision Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    14:20-14:40- Topic 3
    Environmental Impacts of an Increase in Cooling Demands in Thailand: Evidences and Mitigation Measures
    Head of Research Center on Circular Economy for Waste-free Thailand (CEWT), School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University
    14:40-15:00 Q&A
    15:00-15:10 Break
    15:10-15:30- Topic 4
    Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) and Mercury Trade Flow
    Dr. CHENG Yingchao
    Research Associate, International Material Cycles Section, CMW, NIES
    15:30-15:50- Topic 5
    Pollution control for plastic waste and recycling-based society under COVID-19 crisis (TBD)
    15:50-16:10- Topic 6
    Analysis of Socio-economic Effects Induced by Local Resources Utilization: A Case of Utilization of Sugarcane Residue in Tanegashima, Japan
    Dr. OSHITA Yuko
    Project Researcher, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
    16:10-16:30 Q&A
    Details: https://www.nies.go.jp/i-forum/#tab1
  • Session coordinators:
    Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research (CMW), NIES
    Dr. Tomohiro Tasaki
    Dr. Keisuke Nansai
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