This webinar highlights the relevance of the waste sector to climate change, provides different technology options, and ways to overcome common barriers faced by developing countries when adopting these waste management technologies.
Incineration of waste
Incineration of waste
- Type:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Europe/ParisOrganiser:
The most commonly used conversion methods – combustion of waste to produce heat or electricity; anaerobic digestion to produce methane for heat or power production etc. all are well-established and commercial technologies. A further set of conversion processes – for example, the production of liquid fuels from cellulosic materials by biological or thermochemical conversion processes, such as pyrolysis – are at earlier stages of commercialisation or still under development.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:South KoreaRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), established in 1918 as the Geological Survey of Korea, is a government-funded Geoscience research organization where the top-notch R&D are ongoing. We endeavor to bring the innovative KIGAM strategies so that we can embrace the new KIGAM’s value and research cultures. Our ultimate goal is enhancing the quality of people's lives through science and technology which eventually contributes to the development of human society.
According to the EC (19 November, 2008) “waste means any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.” Recycling materials and products – that are considered waste - is an ancient practice which shows that in times of resource scarcity (i.e. shortage of virgin materials) societies attach more economic and societal value to their own waste. This implies that throughout time the definition of waste can change as well. Generally speaking longer use or re-use of materials and products this is often mainly to cover a society’s needs.
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:JapanRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge Partner
The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:South KoreaRelation to CTCN:Network Member
Korea Environment Corporation (KECO) is a public sector organization with the mission to Contribute to ecofriendly national development through the improvement of environment and promotion of resource recycling.
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:JapanRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge PartnerSector(s) of expertise:
The Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) is a non-governmental organization supported by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, promoting international cooperation activities related to climate change, global environment conservation, research, capacity building, and support to various non-government related activities.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:AustriaRelation to CTCN:Network Member
The Austrian Energy Agency is a research and academic, non-governmental, not for profit organization, established in 1977. The Austrian Energy Agency prepares the ground for decisions in politics, public administration and the industry with detailed research and by highlighting important dependencies and connections between topics. It also provides information for all target groups in our society on the backgrounds and developments in the field of energy production and use.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:VietnamRelation to CTCN:Network Member
EPRO Consulting JSC is a private sector organization established in 2007 with the mission to be the most competitive consultancy company in delivering quality services in the field of Cleaner production, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Protection and Bio-energy Solutions in Vietnam. Services are provided to the Government and International organizations to support industrial and agricultural businesses, in using less resources and having more responsibility to environment and society, and therefore become more competitive.
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Amidst a visible period of transition with trade unions, employers’ organisations, the private sector and the UN allying themselves to low-carbon and sustainable thinking, this paper reports on the emergence of a “green economy” and its impact on the world of work in the 21st Century. It shows for the first time at a global level that green jobs are being generated in some sectors and economies.