AIDIS 2018 CCAC Waste Initiative session: Organic waste management capacity-building


The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative is conducting a capacity-building session for stakeholders in Latin America that will present best practices in organic waste management.

The two-hour session will take place during the 2018 AIDIS Congress in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The session will include numerous technical presentations and a case study:

  • Overview of the report on organic waste management in Latin America and the outcomes of the regional expert workshop organized in Sao Paulo by UN Environment.
  • Presentation on the Coalition and the work of the Waste Initiative, including work to divert organic waste from landfills.
  • Presentation on OrganEcs, a cost estimating tool for managing source-separated organic waste. The tool was developed for the Waste Initiative and is being used by several cities.
  • Presentation by the city of Quito about their experience in diverting and treating organic waste.

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative was launched in 2012 to assist cities and municipalities reduce short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions from waste. Organizing and leading workshops involving city representatives has been one of the initiative’s key capacity building activities.

During the Coalition’s High-level Assembly meeting at COP 23 and through the Bonn Communique, Coalition Partners resolved to develop policies and measures that encourage national, state, and local governments to work together with the private sector to reduce SLCP emissions from municipal solid waste and create healthy cities and communities. This commitment places a particular emphasis on the following workstreams:

  • Preventing and reducing food loss and waste, including by setting up integrated solid waste management systems oriented towards resource and energy recovery
  • Diverting organic waste from landfills
  • Adopting measures to capture and use methane from landfills
  • Reducing the open burning of waste, while working towards achieving universal waste collection by 2025

Note: This session will be conducted in Spanish. Any registered participant of the Congress can attend the session by contacting sandra.mazo-nix [at] (Sandra Mazo-Nix) to register.