C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Dec 3, 5:00 to Dec 5, 5:00

CCAC-C40 Workshop for the Finance Programme - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

On December 3rd- 5th, 2019, representatives from 13 African, Asian and Latin American cities gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to participate in the CCAC-C40 Waste Finance Academy Follow Up Event and 2019 C40-CCAC Sustainable Waste Systems Workshop.The event represented another rare opportunity to bring together decision-makers in the municipal waste sector from the biggest city of the developing world. In addition to the seven cities having previously participated at the Waste Finance Academy (Jun 2019, Accra), other six were invited to join the workshop in order to bring in diversity of regions and ideas. The location of this event served as leverage to increase the network presence in Asia including China, South and Southeast Asia. From the 13 cities attending, 10 were represented by Director-level officials, showing their engagement and reliance on C40-CCAC events.The event aimed at developing in-depth insight and experience sharing on solid waste management topics that are of common interest among participating cities, in view of reducing greenhouse gas emissions linked to this sector. Previous city action plans, elaborated in prior in-person events, were re-evaluated in preparation for the event; at the same time, new knowledge gained through peer to peer collaboration was applied to increment these plans or to develop new ones. Stronger relations were also established between cities and momentum was built to work together on key topics that will support the overarching objective of achieving financially sustainable, universal collection and safe disposal of waste across the regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.The event was organised around four big topics of common interest among participating cities, and the content of sessions was leveraged from their experiences and lessons learned. Waste & Climate Finance, Waste Segregation at Source, Disposal Site Management, and Waste Recovery were the four topics studied throughout the three days via city presentations, subject matter expert’s inputs and group discussions in varied formats.