CCET Work in collaboration with UNEP-IETC

Event: Workshop on Waste Management for Resilient Cities - Networking7: Enhancing City Resilience with Multiple Interventions
Date: 5-8 September 2016

IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) was established in 2014 as a unit within IGES with a mandate to assist countries in improving their waste management capacities.
As an implementing body of the join-project by IGES and International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) of UN Environment, the Centre is currently assisting governments of Cambodia, Myanmar and Maldives in developing waste management strategies and action plans.
The contribution of waste management system to the resilience of cities can be discussed in two dimensions: mitigation and adaptation. From the patter perspective, a well functioning waste management sector can assist cities better prepared against the external shocks (disasters) in peace time, through building absorptive capacity for potential disaster debris, or preventing waste from disrupting the function of existing infrastructure such waster system. In post-shock phase, the sector's capacity to manage disaster debris will determine the speed of recovery/reconstruction that follow. Enhancing the capacity of the waste management system at different level - institutional, organizational, and individual - is critical in this respect. From mitigation perspective, the sector can make contribution in reducing GHG/SLCP from the waste management system by improving/optimizing waste management practice and technology employed.
Through implementing project activities, CCET and IETC is supporting countries to enhance waste management capacity, and to reduce emissions from their respective waste management system.