U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sep 27, 4:00 to Sep 28, 4:00

CCAC Waste Initiative Global Workshop for City Leadership

The CCAC Waste Initiative was launched in June 2012 to assist cities and municipalities with activities targeting short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) emission reductions from waste management. The organizing and leading of workshops involving CCAC City representatives has been one of the key capacity building activities of the Waste Initiative.The first CCAC Waste Initiative Global Workshop was organized on the margins of the ISWA Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2014. The focus of the event was on introducing new cities to the Waste Initiative and help existing partners continue their efforts to reduce SLCPs.The Global Workshop in Baltimore is a unique opportunity to feature the progress the Waste Initiative has been making in cities, through highlighting success stories presented by ‘high achiever’ cities from the global South and thus, further solidify and reaffirm their commitment to CCAC objectives. Additionally, the event will support the forming of a ‘leadership platform’ for these high achiever cities.The Global workshop is being held on the margins of the 2017 ISWA World Congress & WASTECON at the Baltimore Convention Centre. The World Congress is the largest annual event organized by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). WASTECON®, organized by SWANA, is the premier solid waste industry-focused conference in North America that brings you the latest news, education, advancements, and products to help you achieve success in your business. In 2017 WASTECON co-locates with ISWA’s World Congress to offer two exciting international events in one location, September 25–27 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  For more information on the conference, please visit https://swana.org/Events/WASTECON.aspx 
Mar 31, 4:00 to Apr 1, 4:00

CCAC MSWI Latin American Regional Municipal Solid Waste Workshop

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative held an invite only workshop on reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) from the solid waste sector in Latin American countries.  This event took place at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington D.C., USA, on March 31st and April 1st 2016, following the Global Methane Forum.  The event offered participants from Latin America training in the use of tools developed by the CCAC Municipal Solid Waste Initiative and an opportunity to learn from shared experiences of partners in the region. The workshop encouraged hands-on learning and incorporated a range of activities, including training, small breakout sessions, one-on-one work with experts, and a series of presentations and round table discussions. The goal of the workshop was to help participants develop a robust waste management workplan to achieve real reductions in short-lived climate pollutants from the solid waste sector and other development benefits.This workshop 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 the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) and other 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.