Countermeasure to reduce plastic pollution in Asian rivers - Challenges and Opportunities
Virtual Workshop: May 28 14:00-17:00 (GMT+7)
Since May 2019 the countermeasure project has been developing and testing the region-based conceptual framework for assessing and monitoring plastic leakage into rivers and engaging local stakeholders in outreach, partners and experts.
On 28 May 2020, the CounterMEASURE project will gather partners and experts in a workshop exercise to discuss new insights into plastic pollution along the Mekong and the Ganges rivers and also in the coastal city of Mumbai, India, with close to 900 verification sites recorded. The workshop will be led by the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific of Asian Institute of Technology (RRCAP/AIT), Thailand and the National Productivity Council (NPC), India.
This workshop will share the highlights and lessons learned during the project implementation with specific focus on data collection and identifying countermeasures. The workshop will bring together a rich source of experience of the teams from both the Mekong and India to describe their respective approach for the design of their components, identification of countermeasures (policy/communication) and data needs as well as their approach and adopted methodology, identification of data sources, challenges and opportunities.
The workshop will involve about 60 practitioners of plastic pollution reduction in Asia and beyond representing from national or local governments, businesses of the Plastic Value chain, NGOs, inter-governmental organizations, researchers/ field staff/ data aggregators.
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This session is open for invited attendees only.
Creating a foundation Challenges and opportunities in data collection
Countermeasure to reduce plastic pollution in Asia rivers – Challenges and Opportunities - created by K D Bhardwaj, Regional Director, NPC
Case Study in India
SEA circular : Consumer awareness and business incentives surveys 2020
The workflow of Methodology (Mekong side)
Material for Breakout Session on Data collection
Challenges and Opportunities for Data Collection (Vientiane)