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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.
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.

[2015 April 28~30] International Workshop on "Holistic Waste Management and Eco-Town Models for Sustainable Asia-Pacific Region" 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2017.08.09

CIFAL Jeju Co-organizes International Workshop on "Holistic Waste Management and Eco-Town Models for Sustainable Asia-Pacific Region"


21 May 2015, Jeju, Republic of Korea CIFAL Jeju convened fourteen central, state and local government officials and NGO workers from seven different countries from Asia-Pacific for a three-day workshop on "Holistic Waste Management and Eco-Town Models for Sustainable Asia-Pacific Region." CIFAL Jeju co-organized the event from 28-30 April 2015 at UNITAR Jeju International Training Center, Jeju, Republic of Korea with UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC).


Countries represented in the workshop included Bhutan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines and Thailand. The event served as a platform to build capacities in holistic waste management technologies including securing funds from ODA or EDCF projects 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 four experts on holistic waste management and ODA (or EDCF) project funds, Professor Jeong-In Kim from Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea; Dr. Sung-gyu Kim from Hanyang University, Republic of Korea; Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon from UNEP IETC, Japan; and Mr. Sang-hyun Park from Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corporation, Republic of Korea.


The lecture focused on key topics including circular economy and waste management; national and city level waste management, template and guidelines, baseline for waste management strategy; Korea’s green growth policy; Koreas sanitary landfill site management technology; and action plan to implement waste management strategy.


The workshop was highly dynamic including group discussions on the implementation of waste management strategies, collaborative exercise to formulate the most appropriate waste management technology and project fund for cities represented, city-to-city exchanges, and action plan preparation and presentation. The workshop concluded with a visit to the "Smart Grid Information Center" and "Manjanggul Cave" (UNESCO World Heritage).



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