Communication is crucial in the waste sector and must be a “two-way street” to get the stakeholders “on board” in order to successfully plan and implement actions that will mitigate short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). Curitiba recognizes the importance of communication and requested, under the technical assistance provided by the CCAC Waste Initiative, activities to improve the communication with the population on solid waste management towards the reduction of SLCPs. Therefore, Brazilian Association of Public Cleansing and Waste Management Companies (ABRELPE) assessed the past and current waste management communication and awareness programs of the city to evaluate their comprehensiveness, strengths, and weaknesses. The result of the assessment is the current communication’s guidance report for Curitiba, with a brief evaluation and recommendations for improvements in its communication actions.
Project activity for Curitiba is the enhancement of communication and awareness actions on municipal solid waste (MSW) management towards mitigation of SLCP emissions.
Two outcomes are part of this activity: a workshop and a handbook.