IETC

International Environmental Technology Centre 

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OUR MANDATE


The International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) is a branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE). Its main function is to promote the application of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) in developing countries and countries in transition. Currently IETC focuses on waste management issues.

IETC HIGHLIGHTS

International expert mission to the Tohoku region

International Experts Mission to the Tohoku Region

In collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), UNEP's International Environmental Technology Centre and Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch organized an international mission to the Japanese region of Tohoku to exchange experience on managing post-disaster debris. The mission visited Tohuku from 27 February to 2 March 2012. read more ...


Converting waste plastics into fuel

Waste Plastic Project

UNEP IETC has undertaken a three-year project on converting waste plastics into fuel, in Thailand, India and the Philippines.  read more ...


Ecological and other decentralized sanitation

Decentralized sanitationIETC recently completed a project on the demonstration of ecological and other decentralized sanitation in the Philippines. read more ...






IETC CONTACTS


UNEP IETC

 

2-110 Ryokuchi koen
Tsurumi-ku, Osaka  538-0036
Japan

Tel:  +81-6-6915-4581

Fax: +81-6-6915-0304

Email:  ietc@unep.org


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LATEST NEWS

International Symposium on Climate Change and Waste in Osaka

Osaka City has established June as "Osaka City Environmental Month" and many environment awareness programmes will be held in Osaka City. The Goal of Osaka City Environmental Month is to create interest and understanding on the conservation and environment. A wide range of environmental challenges will be discussed. As part of World environment Day in collaboration with UNEP IETC, Osaka City will hold an International Symposium on Climate Change and Waste on June 5, 2014.  

For more information, please visit (Japanese only)

 
Publication on the Japanese industrial waste experience launched
The Japanese industrial waste experience: Lessons for rapidly industrializing countries was launched at the 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 March 2014. read more ...
11 March: Join the Japanese industrial waste experience publication launch
The Japanese industrial waste experience: Lessons for rapidly industrializing countries will be launched at the 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 March 2014. read more ...
[Update] 2013 December 10-12: Workshop on Capacity Building for Sustainable Waste Management
IETC would like to thank all our participants, supporters and staff in coorganizing the above workshop. For more information including presentations and photos, please access the following page. read more ...
2013 December 10-12: Workshop on Capacity Building for Sustainable Waste Management
IETC will host the Workshop on Capacity Building for Sustainable Waste Management in the Asia-Pacific Region to Promote Eco-Town Model and Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) on 10-12 December 2013. read more ...
NWMS Guidelines available in French and Spanish
To download a copy of the French and or Spanish version of the Guidelines, visit the following page. read more ...
IETC Announcement has been issued: Waste Agricultural Biomass workshops in Asia
IETC, with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan, is implementing the Project “Waste Agricultural bio-mass for Energy: Resource Conservation and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reduction” in Cambodia and India. read more ...
Report of IETC Side Event at International Conference on the Future of Cities
On 20 October 2013, IETC attended the International Conference on the Future of Cities, in Kita-kyushu, Japan, which was hosted by the Government of Japan, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the City of Kitakyushu, Japan. read more ...
Publication in development on Japanese industrial waste management
IETC is developing a publication on the Japanese industrial waste experience: Lessons for rapidly industrializing countries, which analyzes the Japanese case and highlights the potential relevance for sustainable development in rapidly industrializing countries. read more ...
Download the National Waste Management Strategies publication!
UNEP and UNITAR have jointly published the Guidelines for National Waste Management Strategies : Moving from Challenges to Opportunities on 7 October. An electronic copy is available for download. read more ...
IETC Newsletter #4 has been issued
IETC's fourth newsletter has been issued. We introduce you to our new director Surendra Shrestha along with the special announcement of our publication on National Waste Management Strategies read more ...
Join the Japanese industrial waste experience launch event in Kyoto
The Japanese industrial waste experience: Lessons for rapidly industrializing countries will be launched at the 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 March 2014. read more ...
E-waste Manual Volume III is available online
This manual aims to build the capacity of practitioners and decision makers to guide and assist them in understanding, planning, designing and implementing WEEE/e-waste take-back schemes for various levels. read more ...
Japanese version of Newsletter #3 has been issued
After issuing Newsletter #3, we have issued a Japanese version for our Japanese readers. read more ...
8-9 July 2013: Initial consultation meeting on the Global Waste Management Outlook
IETC in collaboration with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), will take the lead on developing the Global Waste Management Outlook as a tool to provide an authoritative overview and analysis of policy instruments and resources for waste management, and recommendations for action. read more ...
IETC Newsletter Issue #3 has been released
IETC is pleased to announce that we have issued our third newsletter. read more ...
5 June 2013: Screening of Trashed for World Environment Day
The International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) will celebrate WED in Osaka on Wednesday, 5 June 2013. The events at IETC on this day will comprise presentations on IETC and on the 2013 World Environment Day theme of food waste; a screening of the environmental documentary "Trashed"; and a reception. read more ...
UNEP IETC joins UN partners in new waste management initiative for Asia and the Pacific
IETC is pleased to be working with UN partners in a new initiative to improve integrated solid waste management in Asia and the Pacific. 
18-22 February 2013: IETC at UNEP Governing Council
The 27th session of UNEP Governing Council, held in Nairobi from 18 to 22 February 2013, was a historic and well-attended occasion read more ...
5-7 February 2013: Workshop on the Guidelines for the development, review and updating of NWMS
A workshop to finalize the “Guidelines for the development, review and updating of national waste management strategies” was held from 5 to 7 February 2013 at IETC premises in Osaka, Japan. It gathered 30 experts from governments, intergovernmental organizations, the private sector, academia and public interest groups from more than 15 countries. read more ...
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