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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.

[2020 August 5-12] Workshop on ‘A Greener Tomorrow: Environmentally Sound Technologies for Sustainable Development’ 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2020.08.18

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.



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