Applying green technologies in the development of new products and services, and integrating these sustainable innovations into manufacturing processes can help fuel both economic growth and socio-environmentalc development. Green technologies also have the potential to contribute to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), through mitigating the effects of climate change and building greater climate resilience.

Through the Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI), the EU is cooperating with ASEAN to implement the EU-ASEAN Dialogue on Green Technology and Innovation Mapping (GreenTech).

Three areas of the initiative aims to contribute to sustainable green growth by fostering EU-ASEAN technology transfer, research cooperation and capacity-building in sustainable technologies. focus – plastic waste management, sustainable technologies and COVID-19 research cooperation – have been identified to pilot the feasibility and value of the approach.

E-READI is also facilitating a series of webinars to further promote EU-ASEAN technology cooperation and to create a platform to discuss the latest technology innovations in plastic waste management between EU and ASEAN stakeholders.

The series of webinars, which will take place in 2021, will bring together business and industry players from both the EU and ASEAN, as well as academics and, researchers, local and central government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

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