About city work and stages

About city work and stages

Stage 1 of the CCAC Municipal Solid Waste initiative, City Assessment, prepares cities for Stages 2, Work Plan, which advances cities towards Stage 3, Implementation and Business Plan .

The city assessments allow for collecting necessary waste-related data and developing a strategic course of action for reducing SLCP emissions from waste management in a given city. In Stage 2, based on waste data gathered through the MSWI city assessment or other assessment tool, cities develop a work plan of appropriate projects that will lead to reduced SLCP emissions from the municipal solid waste sector.

In Stage 3, cities will focus on how to implement the projects that were identified within their work plans (Stage2), by planning the launch of projects, designing the project elements, and developing a business plan (required funding, etc.). Stage 3, will consider policy/legal frameworks, appropriate technologies, institutional capacity building for project operations and management, and identify sustainable funding sources (internal or external). Other considerations include outreach activities to enhance public awareness and political buy-in, training of responsible personnel to build technical capacity to operate and maintain technologies, and joint workshops with partners and stakeholders to identify each actor’s roles of implementing policies and projects.