This meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Municipal Solid Waste Initiative will bring participating cities and initiative partners together to strengthen international “on-the-ground” action on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) from the municipal solid waste (MSW) sector. The workshop is organized by the CCAC MSW Initiative and coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment Japan as a lead partner of the Initiative, and will take place in Surabaya, Indonesia on 23-24 February 2014, on the margins of the 5th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific.
This initiative is a joint effort of the CCAC, led by Canada, Mexico, the United States of America, Japan, the International Solid Waste Association, United Nations Environment Programme, C40 Cities, and the World Bank, in collaboration with other partners. Cities play a central role in providing waste services to residents, and confronting the complex challenges of managing municipal solid waste. The CCAC launched this initiative to support city partners in their efforts to reduce SLCPs from the waste sector and to develop sustainable municipal solid waste practices. As population and income growth rates continue to accelerate in Asia’s urban areas, municipal solid waste is becoming increasingly challenging to cope with, and finding solutions to manage the waste problem increasingly important. As such, the Initiative is designing this workshop to focus specifically on the unique challenges faced by Asian cities, and to share the experiences of partners in the region.
This workshop is intended to strengthen concrete action on SLCPs from the municipal solid waste sector internationally, and with a special focus on Asia. The meeting aims to accomplish this by enhancing an understanding of the Municipal Solid Waste Initiative, foster city-to-city knowledge exchanges, and deliver targeted training to support city actions. An expected outcome of the workshop will be to enhance cities’ capacity to continue to improve waste management by a) learning lessons from best practices for reducing emissions from the waste sector; b) developing projects to implement those best practices; and c) building a robust network of cities, countries, experts, and organizations to allow cities to access technical expertise and experiences from around the world.
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