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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.
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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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CIFAL Jeju Co-Organizes International Workshop on "Technologies for Holistic Waste Management"

13 April 2015, Jeju, Republic of Korea – CIFAL Jeju convened sixteen central, state and local government officials and NGO workers from eleven different countries from Asia-Pacific for a three-day workshop on "Technologies for Holistic Waste Management." CIFAL Jeju co-organized the event from 17-19 March 2015 at Hotel New Otani, Osaka, Japan. Other organizers include UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), Osaka City Government and Global Environment Centre (GEC).


Countries represented in the workshop included Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. The event served as a platform to build capacities in holistic waste management technologies including financing technology transfer and to share in-depth knowledge and good practices among participants. The event also provided the space for city-to-city cooperation in formulating and implementing waste management strategies.

The workshop was led by thirteen experts on holistic waste management and financing technology transfer: Dr. Surya Chandak and Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon from UNEP IETC, Japan; Mr. Ryuji Tomisaka from the Ministry of Environment of Japan; Professor Tohru Morioka from Kansai University, Japan; Mr. Kazunao Shibata from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Mr. Kazuaki Komoto from New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan; Mr. Kenji Shiraishi from Global Environmental Centre (GEC), Japan; Mr. Mitsuhiko Hizume from Kansai Economic Federation (KEF), Japan; Mr. Makoto Mihara from Osaka City Government, Japan; Mr. Masanori Tsukahara from Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Japan; Mr. Kazuki Nishimura from Kubota Corporation, Japan; Mr. Chanet Rattakunjara from Rematec Corporation, Thailand; and Dr. Sang-guk Kim from Korea Institute of Energy Research, Republic of Korea.

CIFAL Jeju Co-Organizes International Workshop on "Technologies for Holistic Waste Management"The lecture focused on key topics including holistic waste management, environmental soundness and resource efficiency; financing technology transfer; making a low carbon city; energy from waste; waste to resource; management of municipal waste; treatment of healthcare waste; recovery of materials from e-waste; disposal of hazardous waste; and UNEP IETC Sustainability Assessment Technologies (SAT).

The workshop was highly dynamic including group discussions on the usage of "Sustainability Assessment Technologies (SAT) to formulate the best possible and appropriate holistic waste management technologies for each city represented. The workshop concluded with a visit to Sharp, Kansai Recycling Plaza and Higashiyodo Incineration Plant near Osaka.

Photo1: Participants present at the workshop

Photo 2: Participants during the site visit



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