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12 November 2018 - 16 November 2018

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

12 November 2018 - 16 November 2018

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector
Deadline for application: 29 October 2018
English
A9011223
Turin Centre
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Course Information

12 November 2018 - 16 November 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011223

Deadline: 29 October 2018

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The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries. This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved. There will be special emphasis on identifying and developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers in the informal economy.

Description

Description

The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries. This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved. There will be special emphasis on identifying and developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers in the informal economy.

Target audience

Target audience

The course is aimed at a mixed audience of representatives from national and local governments, social partners, professionals and entrepreneurs from the waste sector; national and international development agencies; civil society organizations and academia. A gender-balanced participation is sought.

Key Facts and Figures

Key Facts and Figures

C.P. Balde, R. Kuehr, K. Blumenthal, S. Fondeur Gill, M. Kern, P. Micheli, E. Magpantay, J. Huisman (2015), E-waste statistics: Guidelines on classifications, reporting and indicators. United Nations University, IAS - SCYCLE, Bonn, Germany.
D. Hoornweg, P. Bhada-Tata (2012), What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management. The World Bank, Urban Development & Local Government Unit, Washington, USA.
United Nations Environment Programme (2015), Global Waste Management Outlook. UNEP-IETC, Nairobi, Kenya.
International Labour Organization (2012), Working towards sustainable development: opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy. International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland.

Rationale

Rationale

The transition to greener economies includes managing the ever-increasing waste streams in ways that are contributing to a cleaner and healthier living environment as well as to the recuperation and recycling of useful resources.

Aside from providing an important contribution to reducing global GHG emissions, sustainable waste management is increasingly regarded as an opportunity to promote social inclusion and upgrade the quality of existing jobs of both women and men. However, this can only lead to sustainable development if the jobs that depend on waste prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery are decent jobs. In many countries, this requires the full recognition and integration of the contributions by workers and enterprises in the informal economy.

Social and environmentally sound waste management will require that workers, operators and businesses follow safety, health and environmental guidelines, and be part and parcel of a recognized waste management economic system. Local and national governments will need to set up solid waste management systems with clear regulations and incentives to support responsible waste management and recycling businesses in the different waste streams. At the same time, there is a growing need to support small enterprises in sound waste management and business development.

Objectives

Objectives

This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection; reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing; sorting and recycling; as well as reduction at source. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved.

There will be special emphasis on:

- Improving current jobs and livelihoods - Developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers and SMMEs in the informal economy.

- Unlocking new opportunities - Identifying business ideas in the circular economy (product design and manufacture; waste reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing) and jobs in new, alternative waste treatment technologies but also for new waste streams. 

 

Methodology

Methodology

The training format will be highly interactive, participatory and learner-centred, including a combination of different learning approaches:

• Resource persons’ technical presentations

• Panel discussions among experts (including participants)

• Videos and other learning aids

• Group work exercises

• Case study analysis

• Interactive knowledge sharing sessions

• Study visits

 

Resource Persons

Resource Persons

Resource persons are specialists from the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa, the International Training Centre of the ILO, as well as researchers and professionals from NGOs and think tanks involved in sustainable waste management projects across the world.

Tuition cost: 1600

Subsistence cost: 615

Total cost: 2215

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