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The 15th International Conference on Solid Waste Management and Technology was successfully held

Release time:2020-07-07

The author:Administrator

From June 28 to 30, 2020, the 15th International Conference on solid waste management and Technology (ICWMT15, also known as 2020 Global Waste Forum) was successfully held online. The conference, themed with "To Build a Zero-waste city Systematically", is sponsored by Tsinghua University, Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Technology Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China, United Nations Environment Programme, Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Capacity-building and the Transfer of Technology in Asia and the Pacific. The organizer include Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area Administrative Committee, the Society of Solid Waste, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences; Research Institute of Solid Waste Pollution Control TechnologyChinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China Association of Environmental Protection Industry Solid Waste Treatment and Utilization Division. The supporting organization of ICWMT15 include United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), International Solid Waste Association, Qingdao HengLi Environment Co.,Ltd. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Foshan Shunde xinhuanbao resource utilization Co., Ltd., Agilent Technology (China) Co., Ltd., Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering Journal, Waste Management & Research Journal, Chinese Journal of Environmental Management, SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component funded by European Union (EU), implemented by UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.


188 officials, experts and scholars at home and abroad were invited to attend the meeting and deliver reports. The plenary meeting and 23 branch sessions were held including Zero-waste City High Level Forum. During the ICWMT15, eight representatives from United Nations and intergovernmental agencies, such as UN Environment Programme China Office, the Department of sustainable transportation of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Environmental Technology Center of the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Regional Development Center, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in China, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme and other United Nations and intergovernmental agencies attended and deliver reports. More than 4563 delegates from 42 countries and regions attended the meeting, including  China, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Germany, Britain, Holland, Norway, France, Sweden, Spain, Austria, Italy, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Slovakia, Romania, Denmark, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Vietnam, and South Africa.

 

At the opening ceremony, Hao Jiming, Chairman of the Scientist Committee of ICWMT15 and Academician of Chinese Academy of engineering, Qiu Qiwen, Director of the Asia Pacific Regional Center of the Basel Convention, Director of Department of Solid Waste and Chemicals, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, Academician Du Xiangwan, Chairman of the Advisory Expert Committee of the pilot Zero-waste Cities construction and former vice president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Mr. Tu Ruihe, Representative, UNEP China Office , and Mr. Wang Shaofeng, Secretary, Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area Working Committee of the Communist Party of Beijing Municipal Committee China delivered opening remarks. The opening ceremony was presided over by Mr. Li Jinhui, Executive Director of Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific, professor in School of Environment, Tsinghua University. Besides, Mr. Zhong Dexuan, Director General of Enterprise Development and Promotion Department of Singapore National Environment Administration, Yuan Lihong, Deputy Director of Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone Management Committee, and Sun Derui, Deputy General of Beijing E-Town Investment Holding Co., Ltd also attend the ICWMT15 opening ceremony online. Mr. Liu Jianguo, Academician of American Academy of Humanities and Sciences, Distinguished professor of Michigan State University, Professor Paul Ekins of University College London, UK, Xi Beidou, Researcher of Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences, and Ms. Zheng Lixia, representative of UNEP China Office, delivered keynote speeches. Later at the launching ceremony for Outlook on the Recycling of Electric Vehicle Batteries in Asia-Pacific region, Mr. Alex Koerner, Coordinator of EV programme, Sustainable Mobility Unit, United Nations Environment Programme introduce the background for the outlook preparation, and Mr. Dong Qingyin, leader of Regional Waste Management Office of the Basel Convention Regional Centre in Asia and the Pacific, introduce the main content of the outlook. At the plenary session, 30 experts delivered wonderful reports in total on the following topics, such as management and practice of zero-waste city, technology innovation of zero-waste city, hazardous waste safety control and plastic prevention and control.

During the ICWMT15, 23 branch sessions chaired by different organizations or universities were held successfully as follow.


Number

Theme

Convener

Time

Management Experience of “Zero Waste”

1

Zero-waste City High Level Forum

Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific/ China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management /Foreign Economic Cooperation Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment

Beijing Time,
 09:00 am - 17:30 pm,
June 30th

2

IPLA-a partnership for UN Sustainable Development Goals

Anupam Khajuria
United Nations Regional Development Center

Beijing Time
 09:00 - 12:00
June 29th

3

Research on LCA and MFA methods and application for Zero-waste cities

Huabo Duan/Weiqiang Chen/Yan Zhao/Xiaoyu Yan
Shenzhen University / Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences /Beijing Normal University/ University of Exeter

Beijing Time
09:00- 17:30
June 30th

4

Regional Eco-Industrial Development Supports the Construction of Waste-free Cities: a Global Perspective

Liang Dong
City University of Hong Kong

Beijing Time
09:00 - 12:00
June 29th

5

Garbage Classification and Community Public Space Creation

Yutao Wang/Xin Tong
Fudan University/Peking University

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
May 20th

Technological Innovation of “Zero Waste”

6

Recycling Technology of Heavy and Hazardous Wastes and Its Environmental Risk Management and Control

Baoping Xin

Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 28th

7

Biomass Waste Recycling Technology

Xiaodong Zhang

Jimei University

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 28th

8

Sludge Treatment and Resource Utilization

Rundong LI

Shenyang Aerospace University

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 28th

9

Prevention and Control of Heavy Metal Pollution in the Process of Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling

Yuanyuan Tang

Southern University of Science and Technology

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 29th

10

Bulk Silicon Aluminum Based Solid Waste Resource Utilization

Hong Chen

Southern University of Science and Technology

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 29th

11

Recycling of Agricultural and Forestry Solid Waste

Chunping Yang/Jay Cheng
North Carolina State University/Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology

Beijing Time,

09:00 am - 18:00 pm

June 30th

12

Smelting Hazardous Waste Resources and Pollution Control

Wei Liu

Central South University

Beijing Time,
 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 30th

Plastic Prevention and Control

13

Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Plastics and Microplastics

Agamuthu Pariatamby

Sunway University of Malaysia

Beijing Time,
09:00 am - 12:30 pm
June 30th

Urban Minerals and Circular Economy

14

Waste Battery Recycling and Pollution Control

Jingping HU

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 28th

15

Forum of Heads of Centers of Circular Economy

Xianlai Zeng

School of Environment, Tsinghua University

Beijing Time,
09:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 29th

16

Electronic Waste Recycling and Pollution Control

Mengjun Chen

Southwest University of Science and Technology

Beijing Time,
09:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 29th

17

Sustainable Engineering and Materiality Critical

Zhi Sun

Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 29th

18

Urban Mineral Resources Technology

Jia LI

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 29th

19

The Circular Economy Internationally and in China: Reflections, Practices and Challenges

Benjamin Steuer

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 29th

20

Resource and Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Xu Tang/Zhanming Chen

China University of Petroleum/ Renmin University of China

Beijing Time,
09:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 30th

Featured Forum

21

Regional Chemical Forum

Yuan Chen
Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 30th

22

Young Scientists Forum

Abhishek Kumar Awasthi
Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 30th

23

Student Forum

Dr. Shunichi Honda
United Nations Environment Program International Environmental Technology Center

Mr. Jinhui Li

Professor, Tsinghua University/Executive Director, Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific

Beijing Time,
14:00 am - 17:00 pm
June 30th