Take action

Take action

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s (CCAC) initiative “Mitigating Short-Lived Climate Pollutants from the Municipal Solid Waste Sector,” (MSW Initiative) brings cities together to address methane, black carbon, and other air pollutants emissions from the waste management sector, supporting them with outreach and technical support.

If your city is interested in being involved and you would like an invitation to join from the initiative then reach out to the Initiative contact listed in the CCAC Waste Initiative page

How do cities participate?

The CCAC MSW program of action brings together technical experts and policy-makers at all levels of government and cities to learn, plan and take action. Participation in the Initiative provides the necessary tools and resources as well as technical advice to enable cities to improve waste management efforts.

Participating City

Cities that participate in the Initiative become a part of this Initiative’s network of leaders, and have access to direct technical assistance, training and capacity building activities. Participating Cities are also encouraged to share lessons learned and best practices, and participate in regional trainings and workshops.

In addition to these tools and resources, some cities may be eligible for direct assistance from the CCAC, meaning that a CCAC Implementing Partner or Actor will guide your city through the program of action every step of the way and support your city to attend in-person workshops and exchange events.

Mentor City

Cities that are leading and advanced in waste management can participate in the Initiative by working with the CCAC to identify opportunities for new action at home, mentor other cities in the network, share lessons learned and best practices from their own experiences, and participate in regional trainings and workshops. Mentoring of other cities is supported through the city exchange program.

Learn more about the CCAC

The CCAC MSW Initiative provides cities with:

  • Opportunities to identify and quantify short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions from the waste sector
  • Opportunities for direct technical assistance on projects, policies, and overall capacity-building efforts
  • Platforms for exchanging knowledge, expertise, and experiences with like-minded cities, including membership in a robust global network of cities
  • Strengthened linkages to national policy frameworks and financing
  • Global recognition of city actions to improve waste management and reduce emissions

Direct technical assistance opportunities include:

  • City-specific and regional trainings
  • Direct support for pre-feasibility or feasibility studies and other project development assistance
  • Development of integrated MSW plans
  • Assistance with capacity building and measurement tools, including identifying emissions reduction opportunities
  • Identifying and securing financing for implementation
  • Webinars, courses, and other support through the Knowledge Platform

> Read more on the Climate & Clean Air Coalition website

Take part in the dialogue

Share your experiences, views and knowledge with the MSW Initiative community in our trainings, webinars, etc. Please contact the Waste Initiative Coordinator to discuss. 

Spread the word

Not only does implementing sustainable waste management practices reduce the impact on climate change but it also brings many co-benefits, such as substantial improvements to the environment, human health, and creation of jobs.