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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.

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CIFAL Jeju Co-organizes International Workshop on Framework Law on Waste Management


11 January 2016, Jeju, Republic of Korea – CIFAL Jeju convened seventeen government officials (central, state and local) from thirteen different countries in South America, Asia-Pacific and Africa for a three-day workshop on "Framework Law on Waste Management." CIFAL Jeju, in collaboration with UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), held the event from 16 to 18 December 2015 in Osaka, Japan.

Countries represented in the workshop included Bhutan, Cambodia, Ghana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Saint Lucia, Thailand, Uganda and Uruguay. This was the successor of a similar workshop held in August 2015 during which participants worked together to compile fourteen exemplary environmental legislations developed by seven countries (Canada, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States of America) into draft guidelines for framework law on waste management. Over the course of this second workshop, participants reassembled to review the draft guidelines to identify any gaps in policy, compliance and enforcement to formulate the best possible waste management policy options for their respective countries.

The workshop was mainly led by Professor Mr. Jeff Seadon (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) who undertook the mission of writing the guidelines from the beginning. Mr. Masa Nagai from UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) was also present to moderate the overall discussion to improve the guidelines. The guidelines focused on key areas including air pollution, industrial waste, inert waste, water pollution, waste strategy, waste hierarchy, waste prevention and disposal, circular economy and extended producer liability. The final version is scheduled to be distributed in the first half of this year.



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