What is UNEP-IETC ?
- UNEP Executive Director
In 2012, the Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development reaffirmed the role of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the leading global authority that sets the global environment agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development and services as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Established in Osaka, Japan in 1992, the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre promotes the use of environmentally sound technologies, particularly in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Since 2011 the centre has focused its work on technologies for waste management and the associated policy and economic context. In 2012, UNEP decided initial focus of IETC should be to become the global centre of excellence on waste management.
Message from UNEP-IETC
- Director of UNEP IETC
Waste as a Resource for Sustainable Development – The Vision for IETC is a global centre of excellence on environment technology with a focus on waste management by responding to capacity building needs in the overall context of achieving Sustainable Development. IETC implements its projects by taking holistic approach to waste; considering waste as a resource; and promoting prevention policies. Led by UNEP IETC, UNEP is implementing the following initiatives on waste: (1) Support for the development of national and city level waste management strategies, (2) the Knowledge Hub on Waste Management, (3) Universities’ Consortium to develop academic curriculum on waste management, (4) Global and Regional Waste Management Outlooks for Asia, Central Asia, SIDS and South Asia, (5) The Global Partnership on Waste Management, and (6) IETC’s technical support by producing guidelines, compendium of technologies and reports on various waste streams. All the information is available online at www.unep.org/ietc/.