Sustainable Resource Use: Issues and Policies with Special Reference to Asia
Development of a resource circulation system at the national and regional levels is one of the most important policy issues for Asia. To this end, Asian governments have begun to formulate waste/recycle policies in the context of resource circulation with cooperation from the Government of Japan and several international organisations.
Nevertheless, there is a gap between policies and reality in these issues. To close the gap, it is imperative to conduct quantitative assessment of the relevant policies from an economic viewpoint, looking at resource demand between developed and developing countries as well as international trade.
In this symposium, research outcomes will be presented on the categorisation of resource circulation and resource use reduction policies, and quantitative evaluation of their effects on resource, environment and economy. Based on these presentations, there will be further discussions on the current status of resource circulation and necessary activities to circulate resources and reduce resource use in Asia.