Financing city waste management for urban economic development and climate mitigation

7 June, 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Financing city waste management for urban economic development and climate mitigation - Moving city waste management plans to full implementation

Wednesday, 7 June at 16:15 - Room D5
Side event at European Development Days in Brussels, Belgium



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.


  • Jacob Werksman - Moderator
    Principal Adviser, Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA)
  • Monica Scatasta
    Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, European Investment Bank
  • Alice Kaudia
    Environment Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources; Climate & Clean Air Coalition Co-Chair
  • Dan McDougall
    CCAC Secretariat Senior fellow
  • James Alexander
    C40 Programme Director City Finance




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.

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Event contact

Tatiana Kondruchina,
Partnership & Outreach Advisor
Tatiana.Kondruchina [at]


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