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  2. Partnerships & Information-Sharing with International Institutions

Partnerships & Information-Sharing with International Institutions

2016
February 22, Public G7 Alliance Workshop on Promoting International Cooperation for Improving Global Resource Efficiency

Disaster Waste Management Seminar at the G7 Alliance Workshop

G7 Alliance Workshop

Ahead of the May 2016 G7 Summit hosted by Japan, a G7 Alliance Workshop on the subject of international cooperation for resource efficiency was convened at the Annex Hall of Pacifico Yokohama on February 22.

A presentation by the Ministry of the Environment on Japan's international cooperation

A presentation by G7 member states

A panel discussion

Disaster Waste Management Seminar

The Disaster Waste Management Seminar was an opportunity to use the G7 Alliance Workshop to send a proactive message to the international community about how Japan handles disaster waste and the importance of this work. It was a special session of the workshop geared toward G7 government officials who work with waste, as well as other general participants.

The seminar hall

The keynote and closing speeches were given by the Ministry of the Environment

A speech given by the City of Sendai on its efforts to treat disaster waste created by the Great East Japan Earthquake

A speech by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on disaster waste management to improve the reconstruction effort

A question-and-answer session

Panel displays

An exhibit displaying a miniature septic tank model and more

An emergency toilet exhibit

Participants viewing a video, "Disaster Waste Disposal After the Great East Japan Earthquake"

Aid in Response to Major Earthquake in Nepal:
April 25, 2015

Partner Institution: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Outline of Ministry of the Environment aid for disposing of rubble

The Nepalese government and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) requested technical assistance pertaining to the formulation of disaster waste treatment plans, primarily concerning the reuse of bricks from buildings that were destroyed in Nepal.

  • Japan's experience from the efforts of the Japanese government in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, in particular the high rate at which it was able to recycle disaster waste, was extremely helpful.

In addition to cooperation with Nepal, the Ministry of the Environment would like to make an active international contribution in the area of disaster waste management by partnering with such institutions as UNEP and JICA.

International Symposium on Climate Change and Waste:
June 5, 2014

Partner Institutions: International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

In Osaka City on Thursday, June 5, World Environment Day, the International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), a branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), along with the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held the International Symposium on Climate Change and Waste. This event occurred during Osaka City Environmental Month.
Experts from international institutions and high-level government officials from other countries were invited to the symposium. They were presented with the latest trends concerning such matters as: the urgent issues confronting island nations, including climate change; and waste-related issues faced by developing countries undergoing rapid industrialization and the international initiatives to help resolve them. The symposium delivered customized messages on the roles and actions of citizens, companies and local governments.

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