What we do

IETC's work focuses on waste management.

Effective and efficient management of waste including the application of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is an essential element for promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production. Integrated solid waste management (ISWM) and recovery of useful materials/ energy from waste streams is an effective approach to enhance resource efficiency while reducing the adverse environmental impacts caused by waste disposal.


Policy Advice

IETC provides technical and advisory support to governments, helping to enhance national and local use of environmentally sound technologies and approaches.

Technology Support

IETC supports the in-country demonstration of innovative methods and technologies to reduce the impact of climate change, increase resilience, create jobs and improve well-being.

Education and Capacity Building

IETC is working in partnership with universities to develop graduate academic curriculums on holistic waste management. Our tailor-made training courses and learning opportunities around the world strengthen the technical skills of government officials, practitioners, and the public.

Outreach and Awareness Raising

IETC organizes outreach activities, expert groups, and policy dialogues to raise awareness on issues and opportunities related to environmentally sound technologies and methods.