Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Phnom Penh City, Cambodia

The City Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan of Phnom Penh City, (2018-2035) Cambodia, which was developed by the PPCA with the support of IGES/CCET, NEXUS, UNEP and CCCA was officially launched on 17 Dec 2019 at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal with the participation of H.E. Hout Hai, Deputy Governor, Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director of CCET and other key stakeholders and partners. The strategy gives policy directions under the five strategic actions towards sustainable waste management in the city.


IGES Press Seminar

IGES held a press seminar for Japanese media to introduce the IGES key activity and publication on September 17th.

CCET Director Mr. Onogawa explained one of the CCET & UNEP joint reports "Waste Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic From Response to Recovery" which has been published as the UNEP key publication.


Consultative Meeting with Local Authorities on Rehabilitation of Waste Dumps in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Environment & Wild Life Resources (MoE&WL), National Solid Waste Management Support Center (NSWMSC) and CCET jointly organized consultative meeting on development of rehabilitation guideline on waste dumps in Sri Lanka on 23rd of July 2020 at MoE&WL. The selected local authorities representing nine province in Sri Lanka, relevant ministries, organizations, institutions and academe joined the meeting to discuss the development of the guideline on rehabilitation of waste dumps.

The inception meeting for the “Closing the Loop" project

IGES is supporting the project called “Closing the Loop: Scaling up Innovation to Tackle Marine Plastic Pollution in ASEAN Cities” in partnership with UNESCAP.
Its inception meeting was held to introduce the selected four cities to each other.

From Thailand, Nakhon Si Thammarat City Municipality has been selected as one of the four pilot ASEAN cities, the following is the news from the city.

Webinar on "Waste Management in Post COVID-19 Scenario in South Asia Countries"

This webinar was organized by South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)

In collaboration with CCET and International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water (ISWMAW)

Director, CCET, Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa was invited as one of the speakers.

The presentation material can be downloaded at the following link.



International Plastic Bag Free Day

An International plastic bag free day was jointly organized by Ministry of Environment & Wild Life Resources (MoE&WL) and CCET on 3rd of July at MoE&WL. The event was organized in line with National Plastic Action plan which is being developed by the  Ministry of Environment & Wild Life Resources with the technical support of CCET and UN-IETC. All the secretaries of all Ministries and line agencies in Sri Lanka were invited to the above event.

Technical Workshop for National Guideline on Rehabilitation of Waste Dumps in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Environment & Wild Life Resources (MoE&WL) and CCET jointly organized technical workshop for guideline on rehabilitation of waste dumps in Sri Lanka on 7th of July at MoE&WL. The relevant ministries, organizations, institutions, private sectors and academe were invited in the technical meeting where the draft guideline was presented and discussed to get their feedback.


CCET was invited as a speaker for a virtual workshop “Strengthening IMT-GT Cooperation on COVID-19” on 22 June 2020 organised by the sub-regional cooperation forum, Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.  Activities of CCET including the planned new collaboration with IMT-GT as well as the preparation of “Waste Management for COVID-19, Pandemic Report” were discussed.

Mr.Onogawa, a director of CCET visited UNEP IETC

On February 12th, Mr.Onogawa, Director of the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) visited UNEP IETC.

The 2 parties confirmed to continue collaborating to enhance environmentally responsible waste management for our partner governments.

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JAKSTRADA Information sharing workshop and Handover ceremony of the Recycle Center in Indonesia

1. JAKSTRADA Information sharing workshop (Feb 28th, 2020)

CCET has been supporting the development of the waste management strategy at municipality level called JAKSTRADA in one of the top priority tourism destination in the country, Lake Toba. The 6 regencies out of 7 surrounding Lake Toba have completed and submitted their JAKSTRADA to Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), and the remaining regency also has competed and is going to submit it to KLHK.