International Environmental Technology Centre 



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.


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 ...




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

Tel:  +81-6-6915-4581

Fax: +81-6-6915-0304


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Technology for Resilient Cities

IETC is organizing a meeting " Global Dialogue on Technology for Resilient Cities" from 13-15 February 2017 in Osaka, Japan. IETC invites for organizing sessions during the meeting. Comments and inputs are welcome!

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A Story on Waste is availabe on UNEP LIVE
New Publication is available
Side Event at UNEA2

On 24 May from 12:00-13:15 at Fountain Area, UNEP HQs, Nairobi, UNEP-IETC is organizing the Side Event: "Less Waste, Better Environment, Healthy People" to follow up to GWMO.





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IETC Monthly Report for April is available
New publication is available!

IETC is pleased to announce the launch of the Guidelines for Framework Legislation for Integrated Waste Management.

Side Event at UNEP Open-Ended CPR 2016
United Nations 70th Anniversary

On 24 October 2015,  “Turn the world UN Blue” UN 70 Campaign to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of UNITED NATIONS will hold around the world . In cooperation with the City of Osaka, Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel will be lit up blue from 5 PM until 10 PM. 

A new publication has launched

Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO) report was launched on 7 September at the ISWA World Congress 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium.

IETC Strategy for 2015-2018

UNEP ITEC has completed its Strategy fro 2015-2018. The Strategy provides an overview of the global development trends, capturing the opportunities and building on past accomplishments.

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