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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.

[2015 July 6~9] International Workshop on Transforming Eco-Cities to Environmental Hubs through Holistic Waste Management 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2017.08.09

CIFAL Jeju Co-organizes International Workshop on Transforming Eco-Cities to Environmental Hubs through Holistic Waste Management

설명: CIFAL Jeju workshop


3 August 2015, Jeju, Republic of Korea – CIFAL Jeju convened thirteen central, state and local government officials and NGO workers from six different countries from Asia-Pacific for a four-day workshop on "Transforming Eco-Cities to Environmental Hubs through Holistic Waste Management." CIFAL Jeju, in collaboration with Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), held the event from 6 to 9 July 2015 at Jeju International Training Center and Jeju International Convention Center.

Countries represented in the workshop included Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal and Philippines. The event served as a platform to build capacities in sustainable strategy options for holistic waste management including contemporary city paradigms and international trends in transforming eco-cities to environmental hubs. The event also provided the space for in-depth knowledge and good practices sharing for city-to-city cooperation in formulating ways to finance transfer of technologies related to waste management and eco-towns/cities.

The workshop was led by twelve experts on waste management and technologies transfer: Mr. Ken Izumi from Osaka City Environment Bureau, Japan; Mr. Jong-hyun Kim from Korea Technology Finance Corporation, Republic of Korea; Dr. Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon from UNEP IETC; Dr. Mr. Jeong-in Kim from Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea; Mr. Soon-young Moon from Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea; Mr. Surendra Man Shrestha from UNEP IETC; Dr. Mr. Dai-yeun Jeong from Asia Climate Change Education Center, Republic of Korea; Dr. Mr. Tae-youn Kim from Jeju Development Institute, Republic of Korea; Mr. Rae-kwon Chung from UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; Ms. Grazyna Teresa Pulawska from Asia Europe Foundation; Dr. Mr. Chang-ki Kwon from Ulsan Development Institute, Republic of Korea; and Dr. Mr. Ali Gul Qureshi from Kyoto University, Japan.

The lecture focused on key topics including international cooperation examples; financing of technologies transfer; holistic waste management templates and guidelines; eco-cities to environmental hubs; and Korea’s green growth policy and eco-town models.

The workshop was highly dynamic including an expert seminar jointly held with Jeju Special Self-Governing Province on "How to Promote for Successful Jeju World Environmental Hub?". The participants also had a chance to meet and learn from environment experts from various countries while participating in some sessions of the "2015 Jeju World Leaders’ Conservation Forum.” The workshop concluded with a visit to the "Smart Grid Information Center" and "Seongsan Ilchulbong" (UNESCO World Natural Heritage).


설명: CIFAL Jeju workshop

Photo 1: Expert Seminar "How to Promote for Successful Jeju World Environmental Hub?".

Photo 2: Participants attending the workshop.



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