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Senior Circular Economy Specialist (Plastic Wastes), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
James leads the regional marine plastics reduction program and supports operationalization of Strategy 2030 Operational Priority 3 and the Healthy Oceans Action Plan. He also supports country programming and sovereign and private sector project teams in identifying and promoting circular economy activities within their programs and investments. Prior to ADB, he was in senior project development and investment roles, and his background was in industrial recycling. He is studying for his PhD at University of Leeds.
A wide range of new solutions is able to avoid, reduce, collect, recycle, and clean up plastic waste.
The region needs integrated and holistic policies to push an ambitious agenda that requires capital, innovation, and new business models and mindsets.
Life cycle assessments and complex value optimization are holistic approaches in measuring investment impacts.