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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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Current Affairs Webinar Series on Green New Deal (1) - Climate Policy


2020 September 18


Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders Jeju (CIFAL Jeju) organized Current Affairs Webinar Series on Green New Deal (1) – Climate Policy on 18 September 2020. UNITAR CIFAL Jeju invited 23 participants working or studying on policies and projects related to Green New Deal (green transition) in governmental sector, academia, NGOs and International Organizations. They came from 9 countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Cambodia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, Tanzania and the Republic of Korea.

 

The online workshop aimed to help countries and cities in transition to make their society and industry greener, and to give guidance to policy makers on their policy attempts on introducing Green New Deal policies. In this context, sharing diverse perspectives and interpretations on the Green New Deal policy package would allow participants to take stock of new development model and engage in future policy learning.

 

As the first of the series, the Green New Deal webinar – Climate Policy served as a platform to provide participants with opportunity to obtain a better understanding of what could constitute Green New Deal, depending on different national settings through the first presentation session of the webinar. Climate experts on Green New Deal were invited to share how European Green Deal was introduced, what Green New Deal ultimately envisions, how developing countries can adapt the Green New Deal policies and realise green transition, and the Korean Green New Deal case study. Three resource persons invited include Dr. Tom Mitchell from EIT Climate-KIC, Dr. Sarwat Chowdhury from UNDP Seoul Policy Center, and Dr. Tae Yong Jung from Yonsei University. During the second discussion part this webinar, the participants were able to engage with each other and with the resource persons to share their thoughts on the question of “what are the key priorities in implementing strategies and policies on green new deal in different national setting?”. Pre-collected questions were also shared and discussed to address the issue of enforcement, securing long-term vision, and promoting private sector engagement.

 

This virtual online event was evaluated as “made it possible to benchmark advanced Green New Deal policies in developing countries.” Participants commented that the webinar helped them to consider conducting pilot projects prior to implementing Green New Deal as there are differences to take into account in each country.





 



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