In 2014, Battambang Municipality joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). It is the first city of Cambodia to do so. IGES and COMPED conducted a rapid city assessment and organized a participatory workshop to enhance active discussion between various stakeholders in Battambang on how to improve solid waste management. The proposal from the participants of that workshop can be summarized into four main tasks:
1) Promoting waste separation at source for utilization through public-private partnership
2) Improving the final disposal site
3) Integrating preservation of urban heritage and municipal solid waste management (MSWM)
4) Improving accountability of SLCPs emission from MSWM
In 2015, CCAC has provided financial supports to develop the work plan for Battambang City to cover the above 4 tasks through a public participation approach.