Two CCET interns concluded their works on “A review of Environmental Education in ASEAN - challenges, and opportunities” and “Life cycle assessment of single-use plastics towards evidence-based policy recommendations in Sri Lanka”.

Ms. Aksha Fernandez, based in Tokyo, taking a distance learning program at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, has been dedicated to supporting projects and research at CCET, and successfully completed her internship on May 16, 2022. She made a great contribution to conducting a survey and analysis on the environmental education in Hoi An city, Vietnam, and also focused on the research on the environmental education policies at the national level in the ASEAN member states.  


UNEA 5 2: Some Key Outcomes on Nature and Plastics - Episode 4

IGES colleagues including a CCET member explained and discussed some of the key outcomes from UNEA-5.2. 

You can watch the video at  UNEA 5 2: Some Key Outcomes on Nature and Plastics - Episode 4 - YouTube



Exchange study tour to Bandung

A study tour to Bandung City was organised by IGES-CCET from 22 – 24 January, 2022. Bandung is one city that has reduced the amount of waste going to the final disposal site through the promotion of waste source separation and organic waste treatment. 


Launch of Tool for Estimating Climate Impact from the Waste Sector in China

The IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) has launched version III of its IGES-GHG calculator entitled “Estimation Tool for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management in a Life Cycle Perspective”. The tool has been specifically developed in partnership with the Rock Environment and Energy Institute (REEI), to quantify lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from waste management systems in China. 


Presentation at COP26 side event

The Director of CCET made a presentation at one of the COP26 side events, titled "A wasted opportunity: open burning of waste causes a climate and health calamity"

You can watch the recoding at A wasted opportunity: open burning of waste causes a climate and health calamity - YouTube


COP26 Official UN Side Event

IGES-CCET will join with some other partners to organize an official side event at COP26.

It will be on 8 Nov at 1:15 - 14:30 GMT and we will discuss the open burning of waste and its causes to climate and health. 


Heinrich Böll Stiftung Hong Kong's recruiting announcement

One of CCET's collaborating partners, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Hong Kong has a job vacancy. 

They are currently recruiting a Programme Manager for our Biotechnologies & Environment Programme, and looking for more applicants from East Asia with a fitting background and experience in think-tanks, research, and/or NGOs.


National Launch Event for the National Action Plan on Plastic Waste Management, Sri Lanka and National Training Workshop on Plastic Waste Management

The Ministry of Environment (MoE), Sri Lanka developed the National Action Plan on Plastic Waste Management (NAPPWM) 2021-2030 with technical assistance from the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET), and the United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), with financial support from the Ministry of Environment, Japan (MOEJ).


IGES Contributes to the Development of an Online Course “Cities and Marine Pollution: Building a Circular Economy”

On June 8th, in commemoration of World Oceans Day, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) launched its eLearning course on “Cities and Marine Plastic Pollution: Building a Circular Economy”. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has been contributing to the module development of the course.


CCET's recruitment call

The IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) is accepting applications for a research manager/ researcher who is responsible for conducting policy research on waste management and resource circulation system in developing countries and cities. CCET was established in 2014 with the aim of assisting national, regional and local governments in developing waste management systems in collaboration with UN Environment Programme (UNEP), its International Environmental Technology Centre.

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