Work Plan for Mitigating Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) the Municipal Solid Waste Sector Through Improved Waste Management in Phitsanulok, Thailand

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Work Plan for Mitigating Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) the Municipal Solid Waste Sector Through Improved Waste Management in Phitsanulok, Thailand

In 2014, Phitsanulok Municipality joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), the first city in Thailand to do so. IGES and Dr. Walter Schoell Foundation conducted a rapid city assessment and organized a participatory workshop to enhance active discussion among municipal staff on how to further improve solid waste management in Phitsanulok. The proposal from the participants of that workshop can be summarized into eight main tasks:
1) Mainstreaming 3Rs and community-based waste management
2) Improving waste collection efficiency and fuel use
3) Increasing organic waste separation and processing for utilization
4) Increasing utilization of post-MBT waste to achieve zero-waste landfill
5) Promoting non-burning practices
6) Generating biogas from leachate for energy use
7) Improving accounting system of SLCP emissions from MSW management
8) To be a learning center for SLCP emissions reduction from MSW in Thailand and Asia

In 2015, CCAC provided financial support to develop a work plan for Phitsanulok Municipality to cover the above 8 tasks through a public participation approach.