Many cities in Asia are developing and are facing multiple challenges and issues with reference to environment management. The ever increasing population and rapid urbanization have exposed these nations to plethora of problems which hamper the basic services of the urban as well as rural population.
In strengthening regional environmental cooperation and technologies exchange in the Asian region, China is seeking to better understand local environment management situations in India, solid waste and wastewater management systems in the Philippines and Indonesia, hoping to identify potential fields for further industrial cooperation and technologies exchange, and to work with national and local governments in exploring possible solutions to the challenges of sustainable development cities in developing countries are facing.
Measured, quantitative outcomes / project impact
Under the Asia Regional Environmental Technology Cooperation project framework of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO), Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China, ICLEI supported FECO in conducting one Indian Environmental Industry Research Report, and two Environmental Industry Research Report Solid Waste and Wastewater Management Systems in the Philippines and Indonesia respectively.
CLEI acted as the coordinator of all activities under this service agreement with FECO, and facilitated planning and implementation of the research projects with the engagement of ICLEI South Asia and ICLEI Southeast Asia. Three research reports were prepared as deliverables of the project and submitted to FECO, as guidance documents for Chinese’s environmental enterprises endeavor to engage with the Indian environmental management market, and solid waste and wastewater management in Indonesia and the Philippines. Through this project, ICLEI supported strengthening the cooperation between local governments and the private sector in the region on environmental industry and technology, in exploring possible solutions to the challenges of sustainable development cities are facing.