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Wednesday, 7 June at 16:15 - Room D5
Side event at European Development Days in Brussels, Belgium
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ABOUT THE SIDE EVENT
Organised by the Climate & Clean Air Coalition and the European Investment Bank, this session will explore the challenges and support needed to implement city waste management plans.
Proper waste management in urban areas benefits health, environment, and the economy. Landfills emit significant methane emissions – a powerful climate-warmer – and which contributes to smog. Economic and population growth in developing countries make transforming the waste sector even more urgent. Upfront costs are outweighed by major economic benefits. Financing is needed to match the ambition of many cities and countries that are ready to act. Together with development bank partners, city and country representatives from developing countries will discuss the steps, successes and challenges to move from city waste management plans to full implementation – as well as financing options and supportive technical assistance.
ABOUT EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS
Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.