A Greener Tomorrow:
Environmentally Sound Technologies for Sustainable Development
5 – 12 August 2020 (Online)
Technology has profoundly shaped the economy, society, and environment. While it has caused many social and environmental problems, technology helps to find effective ways to tackle environmental challenges while addressing societal challenges. It also leads to economic growth by increasing productivity and reducing costs. In other words, technology feeds into all three dimensions of sustainable development; economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
The promotion of environmentally sound technologies as well as the access to Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) has been recognized as one of the key means of implementation of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, numerous innovations such as green technologies have been developed and spread around the world at a rapid pace over the decades and contributed to addressing global environmental challenges.
In Asia and the Pacific region, there are large disparities between countries in technology and innovation. A number of low-income countries continue to be challenged with respect to development and adoption of innovative environment-related technologies. On the other hand, the Asia-Pacific region is a home to some of the most innovative countries in the world. Technology flows, however, are mostly dominant between developed countries. Thus, it is important to bridge the gap by strengthening regional cooperation to enable technologically deprived countries to take advantage of those technologies to mitigate the environmental risks and to foster green growth in the region.
The 2030 agenda for sustainable development emphasizes the importance of international cooperation in technology and innovation field to achieve sustainable development in all countries. A wide range of policy actions can support technology flows, from the development of capacities on firms to the design of trade and investment policies. In this regard, this online event will help participants to raise awareness on the critical importance of policy in development, transfer and adoption of environmentally sound technologies and technology transfer. The workshop will also provide a platform for participants to share and exchange their good practices and challenges regarding the access to environmentally sound technologies.
For the capacity building, this event will:
l Offer a venue for knowledge sharing and motivate participants to discuss their current status and issues of the development, transfer, and adoption of environmentally sound technologies;
l Provide an opportunity for policy makers and sector experts in the Asia-Pacific region to share and exchange their good practices;
l Promote a learning atmosphere and establish a strong network which can be utilized after the workshop.
After the event, participants will be able to:
l Raise awareness on the value of development, transfer, and adoption of environmentally sound technologies in the context of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development;
l Understand the linkage between policy actions and the conditions for successful promotion of environmentally sound technologies;
l Expand networks and identify partners with expertise to assist governments to improve their practices.
l All Zoom meetings will begin at 15:00 KST
This online event is open to government officials and personnel from non-profit, civil, and private sectors in Asia and the Pacific region who work on policies and projects related to environment, technology, and innovation.
Selected applicants are required to:
l Submit necessary documents on time, i.e., registration form etc.
l Complete and submit pre-training readings and assignments, i.e. action plan etc.
l Actively participate in the training program
l Be fluent in written and spoken English
Application and deadline
Send the following 4 documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 July 2020 (Sunday)
※ Late application will NOT be accepted.