GPWM BIENNIUM CONFERENCE

GPWM biennium conference imageThe biennium conference for the GPWM took place on 5 and 6 November in Osaka, Japan. The conference brought together 180 stakeholders from governments, civil society, academia, the private sector and the international development community to discuss challenges, opportunities and new trends in waste management.

The GPWM was launched in November 2010 to enhance international cooperation among stakeholders, identify and fill information gaps, share information and strengthen awareness, political will and capacity to promote resource conservation and resource efficiency.

Conference Programme

Programme

Co-chairs' Summary

Co-chairs' summary

Background papers & Presentations

Day 1 – 5 November 2012

Introduction to the GPWM

Presentations by the GPWM secretariat

Presentation by UNEP-IETC: GPWM

Presentation by UNEP-IETC: Information Platform

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The GPWM – Charting together the future course of waste management

Panels to discuss the work under the six focal areas

Waste and climate change

Background paper

Presentation by ISWA

Presentation by IGES


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Marine litter

Background paper

Presentation by UNEP-DEPI


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Waste agricultural biomass to energy 

Background paper

Presentation by UNEP-IETC


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Integrated solid waste management 

Background paper

Presentation by UNEP-IETC


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Electrical and electronic waste 

Background paper

Presentation by UNIDO


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Waste minimization

Background paper

Presentation by UNEP-SCP


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Day 2 – 6 November 2012

Strategic issues in waste management

Panels to discuss emerging issues and trends in waste management around the world

Waste management is good business 

Background paper

Presentation by ISWA

Presentation by Kummer EcoConsult

Presentation by European Commission

Presentation by Euromines & Natural Resources GP


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Research and technology needs

Background paper

Presentation by CSIR, South Africa

Presentation by JAXA

Presentation by University of New South Wales, Australia

Presentation by IGES


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Guidelines on national waste management strategies 

Background paper

Presentation by UNITAR


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Disaster debris 

Background paper

Presentation by Office of Disaster Preparedness, Jamaica

Presentation by Disaster Waste Recovery

Presenation by UNEP Disaster and Risk Management Branch

Presentation by Ministry of Natural Resources, Thailand


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Waste management and eco-towns

Background paper

Presentation by National Environment Agency, Singapore

Presentation by Municipality of Rosario, Argentina

Presentation by Penang, Malaysia

Presentation by City of Kawasaki, Japan


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Biographies and meeting logistics

Biographies

General information

Photographs of the GPWM biennium conference

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