GreenTech: Mainstreaming Technologies in Green, Blue, and Clean Operations

GreenTech: Mainstreaming Technologies in Green, Blue, and Clean Operations

Modern technologies are “disrupting” traditional ways of addressing these persistent and evolving problems related to pollution and natural resources management. There are experiences from all over the world on showcasing use of innovative approaches for “GreenTech” – these can help improve the way we invest in green, blue economy, and clean operations to address these challenges. For example, Korea has been at the forefront of many of these advances and can provide lessons globally to support the developing world in this context. The Bank’s Open Learning Campus (OLC) and the Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy Global Practice are starting to document evolving global innovations in the use of technology in these areas in an interactive resource book, that will be a “live” resource with additional global good practices added over time. This learning will showcase Global (including Korean) innovation on the use of modern technology to address environment, natural resources, and blue economy issues of relevance to the World Bank and its clients. The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the need for more virtual knowledge and learning resources. This period has also been one where World Bank staff and our Clients are starting to appreciate the use of new technologies, and there is a need for a global virtual event to highlight global good practices in this regard, including in countries like Korea.

Target Audience

The target audience would include: • Staff working on Environment, Natural Resources, and Blue Economy aspects across the World Bank Group who are interested in improving their understanding of use of new technologies in investment operations and analytical work. • Client government agencies and project units working on environment, natural resources, and blue economy aspects who are improving awareness of the practical use of new technologies and are seeking to learn more about the Korean experience. • Other stakeholders including from academia, private sector (incl. sustainable development consultants), and development partners working on both environment and technology aspects