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.
In this regard, IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) has been working with its counterparts in Asia, to support the development and implementation of national and city-level waste management strategies, enhancing technical and institutional capacities for guiding these actions in their own local context.
This session invites speakers from civil society organisations, governments and international agencies to provide an overview of the main issues concerning integrated waste management and share lessons learnt from activities on the ground in their respective countries, including Maldives, Myanmar and Japan. Speakers will also discuss opportunities and key challenges that governments and civil society face for mainstreaming the concept of resource efficiency into existing waste management policies and practices. The session also discusses the importance of strategic planning as a way to engage various stakeholders in efforts to foster sustainable societies including by setting shared goals and targets, raising awareness and advancing partnerships.
This session is now available as a webinar via the link below.