CCAC MSW Initiative

CCAC MSW Initiative

Nov 21, 14:30

Africities 2018 CCAC Waste Initiative session: Local Strategies for Access to Waste Management Services to All

During the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) High-level Assembly (HLA) meeting at COP 23 and through the Bonn Communiqué, the Coalition Partners resolved to develop policies and measures that encourage national, state, and local governments to work together with the private sector to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including methane and black carbon, from municipal solid waste and create healthy cities and communities. This enterprise will involve preventing and reducing food loss and waste, including by setting up integrated solid waste management systems oriented towards resource and energy recovery; diverting organic waste from landfills; adopting measures to capture and use methane from landfills; and reducing the open burning of waste, while working towards achieving universal waste collection by 2025. Through this session, the CCAC MSW Initiative provided cities and countries in Africa best practices to shape policies, plans, and programs on diversion of organic waste from landfills, collection and use of landfill gas, and prevention of open burning of waste. The objectives of the session are:Briefly introduce the CCAC and the Waste InitiativeProvide best practice examples to address the main topics of the HLA commitments and present successful case studies of countries and cities.Identify and collect the main SWM challenges affecting African cities.Make available the resources of the MSW Initiative to help African cities and countries improve their waste management.Recruit African cities to join the MSW Initiative network.The presentations of the session can be downloaded using the links below. 
Oct 30, 17:30

AIDIS 2018 CCAC Waste Initiative session: Organic waste management capacity-building

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative conducted a capacity-building session for stakeholders in Latin America that will present best practices in organic waste management.The two-hour session took place during the 2018 AIDIS Congress in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The session included numerous technical presentations and a case study:Overview of the report on organic waste management in Latin America and the outcomes of the regional expert workshop organized in Sao Paulo by UN Environment.Presentation on the Coalition and the work of the Waste Initiative, including work to divert organic waste from landfills.Presentation on OrganEcs, a cost estimating tool for managing source-separated organic waste. The tool was developed for the Waste Initiative and is being used by several cities.Presentation by the city of Quito about their experience in diverting and treating organic waste.The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative was launched in 2012 to assist cities and municipalities reduce short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions from waste. Organizing and leading workshops involving city representatives have been one of the initiative’s key capacity building activities.During the Coalition’s High-level Assembly meeting at COP 23 and through the Bonn Communique, Coalition Partners resolved to develop policies and measures that encourage national, state, and local governments to work together with the private sector to reduce SLCP emissions from municipal solid waste and create healthy cities and communities. This commitment places a particular emphasis on the following workstreams:Preventing and reducing food loss and waste, including by setting up integrated solid waste management systems oriented towards resource and energy recoveryDiverting organic waste from landfillsAdopting measures to capture and use methane from landfillsReducing the open burning of waste, while working towards achieving universal waste collection by 2025Note: This session was conducted in Spanish. Any registered participant of the Congress could attend the session.The agenda and the presentations of the session can be downloaded using the links below. 
Oct 24, 13:00

ISWA 2018 CCAC Waste Initiative Session: Improving air quality and mitigating climate change through better waste management

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative was launched in 2012 to assist cities and municipalities reduce short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions from waste management. Organizing and leading workshops involving city representatives have been one of the initiative’s key capacity building activities.During the Coalition’s High-level Assembly meeting at COP 23 and through the Bonn Communique, the Coalition Partners resolved to develop policies and measures that encourage national, state, and local governments to work together with the private sector to reduce SLCP emissions from municipal solid waste and create healthy cities and communities. The commitment places a particular emphasis on the following workstreams:Preventing and reducing food loss and waste, including by setting up integrated solid waste management systems oriented towards resource and energy recovery;Diverting organic waste from landfills;Adopting measures to capture and use methane from landfills; andReducing the open burning of waste, while working towards achieving universal waste collection by 2025.The Coalition Partners have tasked the Waste Initiative with helping to fulfill these commitments. As part of this effort, the Waste Initiative is conducting a capacity-building session for stakeholders in Asia that will present best practices in each of these workstreams.The three and a half-hour session will take place during the 2018 ISWA World Congress in Kuala Lumpur.  The session will include numerous technical and policy-focused presentations interspersed with case studies, organized as follows:An overview presentation will frame the session by providing information on the motivation for reducing SLCPs from the waste sector, the Coalition’s role, and the Waste Initiative’s efforts to date.The next series of presentations will focus on policies, strategies, and technologies for diverting organic waste from landfills. In addition, the session will include a deeper dive into food waste reduction approaches to keeping organic waste out of landfills.This will be followed by a series of presentations that focus on managing landfills, with a key focus on capturing and using landfill gas.The final portion of the session will focus on preventing the open burning of waste through improved waste collection coverage and efficiency.The presentations can be downloaded using the links below.

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