Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretar

Sep 21, 4:00 to Sep 22, 4:00

CCAC MSWI South East Europe and MENA Regional Municipal Solid Waste Workshop

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI) held a workshop on reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) from the solid waste sector in countries in the South East Europe and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) regions. This event took place at the University of Novi Sad,  in Novi Sad, Serbia, on September 21 and 22, 2016, following the ISWA World Congress ( workshop offered participants training to use the tools developed by the MSWI and the opportunity to learn from shared experiences of partners in the region. During this 1.5-day workshop, city representatives conducted a site visit to the sanitary landfill in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Furthermore, cities built up action plans guided by experts from diverse waste management fields and by representatives of the MSWI. The goal of the workshop was to help participants develop a robust waste management action plan to achieve real reductions in short-lived climate pollutants and other development benefits. This workshop was organized by ISWA and was a joint effort of CCAC Partners, led by Canada, Mexico, the United States of America, and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40 Cities), in collaboration with other MSWI partners. Cities are some of the most important partners in addressing the complex set of issues that arise from the management of municipal solid waste.