UN ESCAP Conference in Manila to focus on promoting green technologies for a sustainable future

Government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will be deliberating on how governments can promote transfer and adoption of green technologies for a sustainable future, at the International Conference on Green Technologies to be organized in Manila from 28–30 November. This conference is being organised by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), a regional institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and hosted by the Technology Application Promotion Institute (TAPI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Republic of Philippines.

The International Conference is the substantive segment of the APCTT Governing Council and will be inaugurated by DOST Secretary H.E. Mr. Fortunato de la Pena. Mr. Hongjoo Hahm, Deputy Executive Secretary of ESCAP will also be attending the conference and the Governing Council of APCTT.

The High-level International Conference on Green Technologies will provide a platform for policy makers and sector experts to discuss possible mechanisms to strengthen regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific for the promotion of green technologies. The sessions will explore mechanisms for sharing and exchange of proven green technologies, challenges regarding access to information and best practises that will encourage industry, businesses and academia for transfer, commercialization and exploitation of green technologies. Senior sector experts, government policymakers form Asia and Pacific as well as senior representatives from Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organization will examine linkages between policies related to innovation, environment and energy and the conditions for the successful integration of sectoral approaches in the promotion of green technologies.

The recommendations made at the conference will be presented at the general segment of 13th Session of the Governing Council session on 29 November 2017. All the thirteen-member countries of APCTT - Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Fiji Islands, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand would be participating in this Governing Council meeting. APCTT will also present detailed information on the activities undertaken by the Centre in 2017 including administrative and financial status and the programme of work for 2018. The Governing Council members will make recommendations for the future work of APCTT and discuss potential areas for cooperation in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

About APCTT
Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) is a regional institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). APCTT assists member countries to strengthen their National Innovation System (NIS) and technology transfer capacity through South-South, North-South and triangular cooperation. The activities of APCTT targets key NIS actors — Government policy makers, industries, academia and research and development (R&D) institutions, technology promotion agencies and technology transfer intermediaries — to help them achieve national sustainable development goals.
For more details on APCTT, visit www.apctt.org

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Ms Megha Sunger, Programme Associate, Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology(APCTT), ESCAP, T:+91 11 30973757, E: [email protected]