Workshop on ‘A Greener Tomorrow:
Environmentally Sound Technologies for Sustainable Development’
5 August 2020 – UNITAR CIFAL Jeju organized two-week virtual capacity building workshop on “A Greener Tomorrow: Environmentally Sound Technologies for Sustainable Development”. The workshop took place two times from 5 to 12 August 2020. UNITAR CIFAL Jeju invited 19 participants working on policies and projects related to environment, technology, and innovation in governmental sector, academia, NGOs and International Organizations. They came from 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand.
UNITAR CIFAL jeju has organized workshop in a sense that technology is the key to solving global challenges. In the foreseeable future, green technology will be a driver to promote sustainable growth and development, however, there are large disparities in green technology between countries in Asia. Thus, it becomes important to bridge the gap by strengthening regional cooperation to enable technologically deprived countries to take advantage of green technology to foster green growth in Asia region
The workshop on green technology served as a platform to provide participants with opportunity to obtain a better understanding of the environmentally sound technologies. This workshop provided the participants with valuable opportunities to stay abreast with key developments in green technology transfer in Asia region. Presentations focused on what environmentally sound technologies are, latest trends in green technology transfer especially in Global South, and development, implementation, and future prospect of green technology policies in the case of Republic of Korea.
The virtual online event also helped participants to make and develop specific action plans that could help tackle environmental technologies related challenges in their home countries.