Training program to promote transition to a green economy
Updated: 2018-04-04

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A "Belt and Road" training program on urban mining and associated pollution prevention opens at the School of Environment of Tsinghua University on March 20. [Photo/sspu.edu.cn]

A "Belt and Road" training program on urban mining and associated pollution prevention opened at Tsinghua University in Beijing on March 20.

Hosted by Shanghai Polytechnic University, the two-week program will be held respectively in Beijing and Shanghai.

The program, funded by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, aims at promoting cooperation in urban mining and pollution prevention among countries along the Belt and Road and to eventually achieve green economy.

More than 40 representatives and a number of students from both home and abroad from colleges, companies and governments including experts from Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific Region were present at the ceremony.

Carlos Martin Novella, deputy executive secretary of the secretariats of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, and Wang Jingwei, professor of Shanghai Polytechnic University delivered speeches at the ceremony.

The program also gained support from State Environmental Protection Engineering Center for the Recycle Informatization and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

Being part of the 13th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology (ICWMT), the program allows representatives from different countries to exchange experience in waste management and urban mineral development.

ICWMT is an important platform that allows specialists and officials to discuss scientific problems related to solid waste management, to exchange their experiences, and seek innovative solutions.

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