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As part of the global and local efforts to meet the human-ecosystem equilibrium, CIFAL Jeju/JITC organizes environmental workshops on a variety of relevant topics like climate change and green growth, carbon-free development, waste management, e-mobility, and environmentally sound technologies. Serving as a venue to share policy experiences and action plans, the Center joins the effort of the global community in moving towards a more sustainable future.

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2nd Workshop on Framework Law on Waste Management

Osaka, Japan, 16~18 December 2015 (Wed-Fri)

To support the governments on Framework Law on Waste Management, UNEP International Environmental Technologies Centre (IETC) with support from an international expert, prepared a draft paper to compile summaries of 14 pieces of legislation that have been developed by seven countries (Canada, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America) in their efforts to provide a more holistic solution to interrelated waste problems that have been seen in their own countries. A number of the pieces of legislation do not, in themselves, take a multi-media approach. However, when examined as a package with other legislation, they provide a basket that encompasses all media. Some of the legislation is process oriented and others are effects based. Both approaches can be utilised and successful implementation is mainly dependent on the cultural context to which it is introduced.

A summary of legislation was the basis for the first workshop on Framework Law on Waste management that was held during August 2015 in Osaka, Japan. The participants, mainly the governments and experts, were invited to participate in the following proceedings:

● New trends in environmental legislation and UNEP’s technical support
● Review of 14 Acts from 7 countries
● Assessment of participant’s own country’s experiences and identification of gaps
● Formulating the roadmap and resources for filling the policy gaps

This workshop will provide the opportunity to discuss application and promotion of technologies for "Holistic Waste Management," with the participation of governmental officials from Asian countries.

Event type

16~18 December 2015

UNEP International Environmental Centre (IETC), Osaka, Japan

● UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC)
● UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC)
● City of Osaka
● Global Environment Centre

Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (KOREA-UNDP Fund)

Targeted audience
Policy makers involved in process of formulating national laws on environment including waste management from the African, Asia-Pacific and South American region


The training will include the following:

● topic 1: needs for building implementation capacity at national and city level
● topic 2: definitions (air to industrial waste)
● topic 3: definitions (inert waste to water pollution)
● topic 4: general provisions (waste strategy to waste management hierarchy)
● topic 5: general provisions (prevention to disposal)
● topic 6: circular economy (requirements and obligations) to environmental (import, export and transboundary)
● topic 7: segregation of duties (central government to landfills)
● topic 8: economic instruments (levies to grants)
● topic 9: extended producer responsibility (extended producer) to enforcement (licensing)
● topic 10:enforcement (offences) to single stream waste (hazardous waste)
● topic 11: single stream waste (burning) to single stream waste (tyres)

Learning objectives
By the end of the training, participants will be able to take a modern approach to managing waste with the guidelines that will be presented during the workshop which are based on the experiences of the countries that have already gone down the path of integration to improve their environmental performance.

The training will be comprised of:

● lectures and presentations by experts
● group work
● study visit

Course certificates

UNEP IETC will privately invite participants through its network.


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