Climate Protection & Integrated Waste Management – Example India

IFAT – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management
Am Messesee 1
Messe München, Exhibition Hall B5, Room B52
81829 München

At IFAT 2018 UBA invited to presentation and discussion of ReFoPlan Project “Resource and Climate Protection through Integrated Waste Management Projects in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries - Example India” (FKZ 3715333130) carried out by ifeu Heidelberg, development alternatives and ecoparadigm.

The development of integrated waste management systems could reduce 12-18% of national greenhouse gas emissions. On a global level about 2 million tons CO2-equivalents or more could be mitigated. Not only emerging economies and developing countries but also OECD countries can still contribute significantly to climate protection by changing their waste management system.

Aim of this research study is to support decision-makers in identifying the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the solid waste management sector in order to plan their waste management or e.g. Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) accordingly.

Three Indian cities of different sizes were selected to identify the climate mitigation potential associated with the improvement of their waste management systems. The Megacity Bangalore represents cities with more than 3 million inhabitants, Bhopal displays cities between 1 and up to 3 million inhabitants and Haridwar was selected to represent smaller cities with a population of less than 1 million. The status quo of waste management in the three cities was researched as best as possible, realistic scenarios for a future waste management were casted and the greenhouse gas mitigation potential estimated. In a rough approximation these 3 cities are be used as proxy for city size clusters, and extrapolating the results can give a rough idea of the national dimension of GHG mitigation scenarios.  

In addition, the emission calculation tool, which is used to identify the GHG reduction potential in the waste sector, is presented.



Programme (PDF)

13:45 - 14:00 Registration

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome address
Dr. Andre RADDE, German Environment Ministry (BMU)

14:05 – 14:15 Project brief
Anja SCHWETJE, German Environment Agency (UBA)

14:15 – 15:00 Project findings and results: SWM in 3 Indian cities, potential GHG co-benefits, conclusions for urban India and beyond
Regine VOGT, ifeu Heidelberg GmbH

15:00 – 15:15 Q&A Audience – Discussion

15:15 – 15:45 Demonstration of LCA-based GHG-modelling tool for waste management
Andrea STUBBUSCH, ifeu Heidelberg GmbH

15:45 – 16:00 Q&A Audience – Discussion

16:00 – 16:05 Conclusions


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