MISSION: To transform itself to be the Global Centre of Excellence on environmentally sound technologies with a focus on waste management.
IETC has evolved over its 20-year history. The mandate of IETC, as agreed in Decision 16/34 of UNEP Governing Council, is the transfer of environmentally sound technologies (EST) to developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This was reinforced by the GC’s adoption of the Bali Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity-building in its 23rd Session in February 2005.
IETC's efforts in the field of waste management are projected towards 4 directions: Demonstration / Pilot projects, Technology support, Capacity building and Secretariat of the Global Partnership for Waste Management (GPWM).