Recently, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) conducted policy research on Circular Economy and Sustainable Infrastructure Development in China, Japan and South Korea. The research focused on policy regulatory instruments which helped to drive operationalization of circularity principles in green building, public transport, and waste recycling. The research paves the ways for other developing and middle-income countries to mainstream the circular economy approach in four (4) dimensions, namely 1) technological and innovation dimension, 2) legislation and regulatory framework, 3) financing and incentivization modality and 4) organizational capacity.
The UNEP’s report on Scaling Up Circular Economy Through Sustainable Infrastructure provides substantial technical substance and lessons which can benefit to researchers, policy makers, scientists, innovators, civil society organizations, government agencies, city/township management bodies and corporate sector. The report also presents strategies and multi-sector partnership models to co-create technical and management know-how to replicate the circular economy projects in other countries. Key stakeholders and actors, as well as organizations involved in the piloted projects are identified alongside with indicative range of organizational competency and skills.
Likewise, the research serves as case studies clearly address future trends and directions for policy makers and oversight agencies to create partnership environments, including government supports, resources allocation and long-term investment plans. The cases from the three countries inherits leadership perspective at all levels: planning and strategy, technological innovation, policy decision making, partnership and inclusiveness. The knowledge substances in the report provides valuable space for further exploration and discovery of new policy solutions to enhance sustainability of the infrastructure projects.
The targeted audiences are from government organizations, research and higher education institutions, innovation promotion agencies, business associations, state-owned enterprises, corporate sector, and civil society organizations.
It is expected that the participants participate in the training programs are policymakers, members of think tank organizations, scientists, researchers, innovators, leaders / founders of start-ups, business directors, planners and strategists, public financiers, environmentalists, SDG change makers, BCG change makers and green economy change makers.
This training series aims to:
- Broaden perspectives of the audience on policy and regulatory aspects of circular economy principles in sustainable infrastructure management;
- Provide practical knowledge and concrete ideas on circular economy solutions which can be applied in circular economy project implementations;
- Identify enablers, barriers and key strategies that enhance feasibility of sustainable environment infrastructure management projects, as well as to replicate in actual situation; and
- Set priorities and strategic actions to scale up initiatives applying circularity concepts.
- Common goals and objectives of the circular economy solutions are identified and utilized as a foundation for policy formulation and pathway for practices.
- Key sectors and agencies / organizations are identified for co-creation, co-management and synergy for innovation.
- Intraorganizational networks that will create co-management environment for circular economy partnership.
Mode of Training Delivery:
Hybrid (Online and in-person sessions/ policy dialogue & workshop)