CIFAL Jeju Concludes Training on Green Policy and Management for Eco-Innovation and Resource Efficient Cities

Participants of the Green Policy and Management Workshop21 June 2017, Jeju, Republic of Korea – The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Jeju (CIFAL Jeju) in collaboration with the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) and the Seoul National University’s Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program (SNU TEMEP) hosted the workshop “Green Policy and Management for Eco-Innovation and Resource Efficient Cities” on 13-16 June 2017 in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

The workshop brought together twenty-eight government officials and civil society leaders from 10 Asian countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam, providing a platform to strengthen capacities in green policy and management related topics such as eco-innovation and resource efficient cities as well as environmental consulting and government resources coordination.

Presentations by Participants of the Green Policy and Management WorkshopPresentations focused on several key topics including sustainable production and consumption; green energy and technological innovation; Korea’s management of research and development; resource efficient cities; sustainable urban growth and transportation; green village planning; circular and green economy; innovation and industry policy of Korea; as well as Korea’s ‘Ansim’ (safe) village project and introduction of the CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) bus in Seoul metropolitan area.

In the framework of the workshop, the second phase of the Korea-UNDP cooperation project was launched with the objective of giving continuity to the successfully completed first phase from 2013~2016. During the first phase of the cooperation, CIFAL Jeju served as one of the Korean Facility institutions, focusing on disseminating knowledge and technology related to waste management and eco-town models in the Asia-Pacific region, while promoting South-South Cooperation. CIFAL Jeju will continue to serve as key partner during the second phase jointly with STEPI and SNU TEMEP.

The workshop concluded with a visit to the Korea Institute of Energy Research, the Woljeong-ri, the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (UNESCO World Natural Heritage) and the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. Participants had the opportunity to closely witness green energy policy best practices and enjoy the beautiful scenery and rich culture of Jeju Island.

Photo 1: Workshop participants during the closing ceremony

Photo 2: Presentations by participants