Third Sub-Regional workshop on Preparation of status Report and sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia was jointly organized by CCET, SACEP, UNEP-IETC on 16-17 September 2019 at Colombo Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government of Sri Lanka, and Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). The event was organized in sequel to the two preceding sub-regional workshops in Kathmandu, Nepal (25-26 March 2019) and Dhaka, Bangladesh (15-17 July 2019), and in entirety, aimed at identifying the current state, discussing priorities, and forging agreement on the key strategic actions for sustainable waste management in the sub-region.
Sustainable waste and resource management based on the waste hierarchy and 3R principles (reduce, reuse and recycle) is increasingly gaining local, national and international attention as one of the key drivers for achieving both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commitments under Paris Agreement, including Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). In this regards, IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) and the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) have been collaborating with the governments of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and other regional stakeholders towards the development of a Report on the current state of waste management as well as a Sub-Regional Roadmap which would communicate the regional voice, enhance regional cooperation and guide the implementation towards sustainable waste and resource management.
News Coverage: Daily News Online Edition (Tuesday, September 17, 2019)