Phnom Penh Capital Administration (PPCA), Department of Education, Youth and Sports (DoEYS), and IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) have jointly organized the Final Workshop on Promotion of Environmental Education (E.E.) in Primary Schools in Phnom Penh, with the aim of sharing the result of sharing the result of pilot project activities co-implemented with Phnom Penh’s two collaborating school – Seng Sok Primary School and Tuol Kok Primary School.
Dissemination of Regional Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Zone 6&7, and Launching of Pilot Project
The Ministry of Environment (ME) in the Maldives officially launched its Regional Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Zones 6 & 7 that was prepared with the technical assistance of the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET), in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - International Environmental Tech
Phnom Penh Capital Administration (PPCA), Department of Education, Youth and Sports (DoEYS), and IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) have jointly organized the First Workshop on Promotion of Environmental Education in Primary Schools in Phnom Penh, with the aim of facilitating a discussion for developing a teaching material for environmental education (E.E.).
Side Event on Sub-regional Cooperation for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals towards Addressing SDGs and NDCs in South Asia
Waste management is an issue of critical importance throughout the world, most notably in South Asia, which covers about 40% of the Asia’s population and 24% of the globe. South Asia generates approximately 334 million tonnes of waste per year of which 174 million tonnes (57%) is organic in content.
As a part of IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) lecture series, CCET organized a lecture by Dr. Anurudda Karunarathna on municipal solid waste management in Sri Lanka at IGES Tokyo Sustainability Forum on 28th November 2018. Dr. Karunarathna is a senior lecturer in Environmental and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. He has been involved in various local, national and international projects on waste management including JICA projects in Sri Lanka.
Second Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Development of National Strategy to Mitigate Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) from Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in the Philippines
As part of the development of a national strategy to mitigate short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) from municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in the Philippines, a second focus group discussion (FGD) was organised under the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (CCAC-MSWI) in Tagaytay city on 6-8 November 2018, inviting different stakeholders to join the workshop, including representatives from the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Climate Change Commission, as well as from aca
Live Event @ISAP2018: From Waste Management to Resource Management – Moving from Theory to Practice (ISAP 2018 Thematic Tracks 1)
Waste management has undergone a paradigm shift, moving from a focus on end-of-pipe solutions to integrated resource management. This continues to be discussed in the global policy arena, and it is featured in efforts including those aimed at promoting resource efficiency and sustaining growth within the limits of planetary boundaries. However, national and local governments in industrialising countries often face tremendous challenges in carrying out a resource-oriented approach to waste management.
Waste Management is one of the fast growing issues in developing countries. The sub-region of South Asia, which covers about 12% of the Asian continent or 3.5% of the world's land surface area, is no exception. It is home to about 1.8 billion people and generates approximately 50 million tonnes of waste per year of which 33 million tonnes (70%) is organic waste. This high percentage of organic waste is a unique aspect for developing management plans and treatment options.
CCET, in collaboration with UN Environment - International Environmental Technology Center (IETC) organized an open dialogue event at Kawasaki International Eco-tech Fair 2018 on 2 February 2018. The session focused on the role of environmental technology in international environmental policy arena, drawing examples from waste sector.
On 21 February, the 22nd CityNet Japan Forum was organised by the CityNet Yokohama Project Office under the theme of “Tackling Solid Waste Management in Asia”. CCET's Programme Manager, Dr. D.G.J. Premakumara delivered a keynote presentation to provide an overview of waste management at both global and regional level, and the need for effective waste management service in the cities in Asia-Pacific.