Building ASEAN's Circular Economy with Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi | ASEAN Insights Podcast
ASEAN economic ministers adopted the Framework for Circular Economy (CE) for the ASEAN Economic Community in October 2021. The Framework sets out an ambitious long-term vision for the circular economy, building on the strengths of existing initiatives, and identifies priority areas for action along with enablers, to realise circular economy in ASEAN. The Framework is a priority economic deliverable under Brunei Darussalam’s 2021 ASEAN Chairmanship and was developed by the ASEAN Secretariat in collaboration with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
In this episode, ERIA’s Director of Communications and Special Advisor for US-ASEAN Affairs, Lydia Ruddy, discusses Building the Circular Economy in ASEAN with Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, ERIA’s Director of Research and Strategy Innovation, who is heading ERIA’s work on the Circular Economy. Dr Anbumozhi shares his research and insights on the current state of the CE in the region, sharing specific examples and suggestions about how to move forward.
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Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, ERIA's Director of Research Strategy and Innovation, has published several books, authored numerous research articles and produced many project reports on resource management policies, energy infrastructure design, and private sector participation in Green Growth. Dr Anbumozhi was invited as a member of the APEC Expert Panel on Green Climate Finance and the ASEAN Panel for promoting climate-resilient growth. He has taught resource management, International cooperation and Development Finance at the University of Tokyo and has speaking engagements at some of the leading international organisations. He obtained his PhD from the University of Tokyo.