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Waste Management
With the global economic development and urbanization, waste production is expected to grow across the world, especially in developing countries. For local authorities, solid waste management is becoming a major public health and environmental concern. At the same time, however, it is not only offering various opportunities for private sectors to participate in local problems but also assisting municipalities in making profits. CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides training workshops on how to develop "eco-towns" with the objective of achieving sustainable patterns of production and consumption for local governments and communities from Asia-Pacific.
Climate Change and Green Growth
Buying and selling "green" is no longer a trend but an essential part of building and driving environmental sustainability. Government Green Procurement (GGP) and Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) policies are crucial for green growth in a country as those policies encourage companies to shift towards more sustainable processes in order to qualify for government contracts. CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides training opportunities, aiming to share knowledge on planning and implementing green growth policies for national and local governments. The training workshop on this key issue is part of CIFAL Jeju's learning series for local governments on low-carbon city and eco-efficiency. The Center promotes city-to-city cooperation and facilitates the exchange of experiences and lessons learned from the UN organizations (UNESCAP, UNDP and UNEP) and developed countries.

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Rationale


As the world population grows and concentrates in urban areas, cities are facing ever increasing challenges to manage the adverse impacts resulting from continuous environmental, economic, and social changes. Environmental shocks and stresses, such as climate change and other natural and man- made disasters, can pose significant threats to the lives of the urban population. To maintain and promote the social, economic, and environmental wellbeing of cities, there is an urgent need to strengthen their capacity to respond to such challenges as well as to prepare for potential risks in the future. The importance of urban resilience and climate resilience has been highlighted in recent international agreements: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015), the Paris Agreement (2015), and the New Urban Agenda of UN Habitat III (2016). In response to such calls, cities are mainstreaming resilience in their policy making and proactively taking actions to transform themselves through various global efforts, including the Making Cities Resilient campaign (UNISDR) and the 100 Resilient Cities project (Rockefeller Foundation). One of the tools to help achieve such goals is technology. For example, the technology deployed in the provision of urban environmental services that withstand extreme conditions has a critical role to play in the promotion of urban resilience. In the waste management sector, technological innovation can help reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases during the treatment processes, thereby contributing to urban climate resilience. In addition, by converting waste to energy through the process, clean technology can help further mitigate climate change impacts.

 


Objectives


This Global Dialogue will explore how technologies can contribute to urban resilience against various environmental impacts. A focus will be given to climate change and other environmental impacts such as natural and man-made disasters. Although technologies in the waste management sector, as one of the pillars of the IETC programme of work, will have a prominent place in the discussions of this Dialogue, other technologies and approaches are also within its scope.


The Global Dialogue will cover various aspects of technology for resilient cities including:


• Global and regional climate change adaptation and mitigation mechanisms

• National and city waste management strategies

• Financing technologies

• Education, awareness, and capacity building

• Social aspects of urban resilience

• Management of hazardous waste

• Private sector involvement





   



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