U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Feb 26, 14:00 to Mar 28, 10:00

Third Workshop for the Municipal Solid Waste City Network Program for African Francophone Cities - Porto Novo

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative, supported by Gevalor, held an invite-only workshop on reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) from the solid waste sector for 10 cities of African Francophone Countries.  This event took place in the conference room of the SONGHAI Center, Porto Novo, Benin, on February 26-28, 2018.The objectives of this workshop were:To analyze the productions of the various participants resulting from the SWEET toolIdentify climate priorities for each participating cityAnalyze climate pollutant emissions / and emissions per capitaDesign a climate action plan for each of the citiesAnalyze the emissions generated through an alternative scenario according to the climate action plan set by each cityArm cities to use their climate action plan with their technical and financial partners or for financial research to ensure implementationCapitalize on new experiences, and evolution of each city in the reduction of climate pollutantsThe workshop was attended by representatives of cities of  Dakar (Senegal), Sikasso (Mali), San Pedro (Ivory Coast), Porto Novo (Benin), Ouagadougou (Burkina-Faso), Douala (Cameroon), Butembo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Lomé (Togo), and Agadir (Morocco).AgendaDay 1: February 26, 2018Opening remarks by the organizers: Municipality of Porto-Novo (through the representative of the decentralized cooperation service) and Gevalor through its local representativeOfficial opening by the Mayor of the Municipality of Porto-NovoPresentation of the city assessment of the municipality of AgadirGroup work session on the identification of climate priorities for each city, summarizing the results of the city assessment and SWEET.Comparative analysis of pollutant emissions in each territory (TeqCO2 / Hab.)Day 2: February 27, 2018Realization of a Climate Action Plan: Priorities / Objectives / Means to be implemented and need / Results and deadlinesUsing the SWEET tool to analyze the reduction of SLCPs emissions thanks to the Action Plan => definition of a general climate objectiveAssessment of the implementation prospects according to the territoriesOpen discussions on the continuation of the West African network of citiesDay 3: February 28, 2018Conclusion on trainingVisit of the Valdera center in CotonouVisit of the regrouping points with sorting initiatives as part of the FICOL AFD project 
Mar 21, 4:00 to Mar 23, 4:00

CCAC Waste Initiative Network of Southeast European, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian Cities: Workshop on Work Plan Development

Background:The objective of this workshop is to launch a focused waste management network encompassing the regions of Southeast Europe (SEE), the Middle East and Central Asia. The network is supported by the CCAC Waste Initiative and implemented by SeSWA with the objective of fostering informational exchange and outreach to municipalities in these regions while responding to the demand for knowledge on improved waste management techniques that integrate reductions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs).Objectives:Workshop presenters will include international waste management experts addressing topics such as organic waste treatment and landfill gas management. Decision-making tools designed to assist technical staff with technology selection and investment planning will also be presented. Discussions will conclude with action planning activities designed to allow participants to develop tailored plans that correspond to the needs of their respective municipal waste management systems.Participants:Participating cities will include small and medium-sized municipalities from developing countries within the regions of SEE, Middle East, and Central Asia. Individual participants will include representatives of local self-government in charge of waste management, technical staff of waste management units, in addition to landfill managers and operators from selected cities.