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Perspectives Asia #11: Transitions

Published: 13 March 2023
Change is all around us; experiencing it can be exciting or worrisome, confusing or even disturbing. By contrast, the idea of “transition” stands to provide a sense of direction, in a sea of change and insecurity. Change may be happening to us; a transition has direction, it can be planned, perhaps even be initiated. It moves into a positive, sustainable direction – or so we hope.
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Regulating AI: Debating Approaches and Perspectives from Asia and Europe

Published: 13 February 2023
Artificial intelligence has left the lab and entered our everyday lives. A critical mass of countries are shifting from moralising AI to regulating it. What happens in the EU matters for the rest of the world. The EU's proposed AI Act is a first law on AI by a major regulator anywhere. International cooperation will be crucial to effectively regulating AI.

Green Hydrogen: Key success criteria for sustainable trade & production

Published: 10 November 2022
Based on national consultations in African and Latin American countries, this report examines benefits and risks for local communities and the envisaged exporting countries located in the Global South. It outlines international policy recommendations for how a human-rights based, equitable, just, and environmentally sound trade should work.
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Plastic Atlas International Korean Edition 플라스틱아틀라스 세계판 2022

Published: 31 August 2022
플라스틱으로 가득 찬 세계에 대한 데이터와 사실들 Plastic is ubiquitous: we use it for life-saving medical devices, clothing, toys and cosmetics; we use it in agriculture and industry. But we also know the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans. This Korean report on the plastic crisis is based on the English version of the Plastic Atlas International Edition. 
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Plastic Atlas Japan Special Edition (6 pages in English)

Published: 27 May 2022
Japan has the second highest plastic management index (PMI) in the world, thanks to its advanced waste management system and high levels of local cooperation. On the other hand, Japan’s per capita plastic consumption is also quite high. Innovative policies, strategies, and action plans are required for Japan to promote the circulation of resources and build a sustainable lifestyle and society.
Coal Atlas (Korean)

Coal Atlas 석탄 아틀라스

Published: 18 February 2022
The coal boom has negative consequences for humans and nature that outweigh its economic benefits. Coal does not just kill the climate. In coal mines, terrible working conditions are rife. Accidents are commonplace. The environmental and health costs linked to the use of coal to generate electricity are enormous. The atlas provides insights on how turning away from fossil (and nuclear) fuels towards renewable energy can offer huge economic and social opportunities.