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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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UNITAR CIFAL Jeju organized a four-day international workshop on “Gender and Environmental Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific Region” in Jeju, Republic of Korea.


The workshop took place from 3 to 6 December 2019, and invited 15 participants working in the governmental sector, academia, NGOs and International Organizations. They came from 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Bangladesh, India, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.


Gender equity is essential in addressing major sustainable development challenges including the prevention of environmental degradation. In this regard, in the environmental sector, understanding the links between gender and environment and taking responsive actions at all levels can accelerate positive dynamics in promoting 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Thus, in order to have more inclusive and environmentally sustainable policies for the Asia and the Pacific region, it is important to understand the roles and capacities of women and to include gender dimensions in the policy making processes.


The workshop served as a platform to provide participants with opportunity to obtain a better understanding of the linkage between gender and environmental sustainability, and helped participants to make and develop specific gender-responsive practices, policies, and programmes that could help tackle environment challenges in their home countries. In addition, on the 3rd day of the workshop, an action plan was developed individually based on what they learned during the workshop.


Presentations focused on key topics including the linkage between gender equality and environmentally sustainable development; the importance of gender-sensitive approach; tools, methodologies and strategies used to integrate gender into environmental issues; and gender mainstreaming in environmental policy.



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