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Waste Management
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.

[2014 September 25~October 11] Holistic Wastes Management and Eco-Town Models in the Asia-Pacific Region 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2017.08.09





CIFAL Jeju Builds Capacities on Holistic Wastes Management and Eco-Town Models in the Asia-Pacific Region

 

24 October 2014, Jeju, Republic of Korea – CIFAL Jeju convened sixteen government officials from seven countries from Asia-Pacific for a 17-day workshop on “Sustainable Holistic Wastes Management and Eco-Town Models.” CIFAL Jeju hosted the event from 25 September to 11 October 2014 at Jeju International Training Center (JITC) and also at Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) International Cooperation Center (ICC) in Seoul. This time, the workshop was sponsored by KOICA.

 

Countries represented in the workshop included Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The event served as a platform to build capacities in holistic wastes management through eco-town concepts and to share in-depth knowledge and good practices among participants. The event also provided the space for city-to-city cooperation in formulating and implementing wastes management strategies and action plans.

 

The workshop was led by 11 experts on holistic wastes management and eco-town models Mr. Surendra Shrestha from UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), Japan; Professor Chettiyappan Visvanathan from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand; Professor Dai-Yeun Jeong from Asia Climate Change Education Center, ROK; Dr. Yoichi Kodera from National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan; Ms. Estrella Merlos from United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Switzerland; Professor Jeong-In Kim from Chung-Ang University, ROK; Mr. Ken Izumi from Osaka City Environment Bureau; Dr. Soon-Chul Park from Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), ROK; Dr. Mushtaq Memon from UNEP IETC, Japan; Professor Ali Gul Qureshi from Kyoto University, Japan; and Dr. Seong-Soo Kim from KIER, ROK.

 

The lecture focused on key topics including UN’s post-2015 development goals; the impact of wastes discharge; waste plastics recycling in Japan; electronic wastes management and wastes management as a form of revenue for municipalities; Korea’s national strategy for wastes management; waste water management in Osaka City; food wastes management by biogas utilization; holistic wastes management in the cities; planning of eco-towns and its implications on solid wastes management; and wastes-to-energy technology.

 

The workshop was highly dynamic, including group discussions on the implementation of wastes management strategies, collaborative exercise to formulate holistic wastes management to transform cities and towns into eco-towns, city-to-city exchanges, and action plan preparations and presentations. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to do site visits to explore best practices in wastes management. In addition, CIFAL jeju planned and hosted the first “Exchange of Technology Evening” inviting companies in Republic of Korea to introduce their state-of-the-art environment technologies to the workshop participants.


   



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