UNEP-IETC and ISWA Join Forces for the Global Waste Management Outlook 2

27 May 2019 -

The eleventh meeting of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) was completed successfully last week in Osaka, Japan. The meeting, chaired by ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos, focused on the progress achieved by the IETC during the last two years, as well as the development and approval of the work-programme 2020-2021.


The International Advisory Board, based on a detailed and well documented report by the IETC director Keith Alverson, acknowledged the excellent deliverables prepared by IETC on the previous reporting period 2017-2018 and the progress achieved in terms of its influence on governments and private sector initiatives. The participants stressed the need for better communication and increased efforts on capacity building as key-requirements for the next period.


Interactive discussions with Waste2Energy private sector: Hitachi Zosen, Takuma, JFE Engineering, SUS Engineering. Great moderation by ISWA President! Launch of IETC WtE report too!!@amavrop@unep_ietc @UNEnvironment@W2EForum @SustDev @Waste360 #BeatAirPollution #BeatPollution

— 国際環境技術センター UNEP-IETC (@unep_ietc) May 21, 2019


The work programme for the period 2020 – 2021 was unanimously approved and part of it is the development of the Global Waste Management Outlook 2 (GWMO 2), as a follow up to the existing Waste Management Outlooks. After a thorough discussion, based on IETC - ISWA initial proposals for the content of the GWMO 2, the International Advisory Board provided insights and suggestions that resulted in further improvements of the presented outline. 


ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos commented that “It was a great honor for ISWA and me personally to chair the eleventh IAB meeting. I want to thank the IETC director and personnel for the excellent preparations and the great hospitality and I am grateful to the IAB members for their fruitful contributions. IETC is already a distinguished and influential stakeholder of the global waste management community and a key-partner for ISWA. I do hope that working together for the next period we will be able to make IETC the global, reliable and scientific point of reference on technologies for waste management.”


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