International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC)

Centre international des technologies de l'environnement

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1992-10-30 Japan


30 Oct 1992, Japan, when inaugurated, following decision, May 1991, of Governing Council of E-XE4161 - UNEP. Based on H-XF2785 - Global Action Plan for Environment and Development in the 21st Century (Agenda 21), which emerged from S-XF2327 - United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), 1992. Commenced activities Apr 1994, when offices set up. Also known by acronym UNEP/IETC.


Assist developing countries and countries with economies in transition to use environmentally sound technology (EST) for sustainable management of urban and freshwater resources and in addressing urban and freshwater basin environmental problems, focusing on: water supply; sewage; solid waste; land contamination. Improve access to quality information and assist in capacity building to improve the ability of decision-makers to use that information.


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Operates from 2 locations, each office supported and augmented by a foundation: Osaka (Japan) Office - G-XG6930 - Global Environment Centre (GEC) - environmental issues in large cities; Shiga (Japan) Office: F-XE1042 - International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC) - management of freshwater lake/reservoir basins.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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