The Challenge: Combating Global Warming with Waste Sector Actions

Event Space B-Part am Gleisdreieck
Luckenwalder Str. 6b
10963 Berlin

On 29 and 30 September 2021, the German Environment Agency UBA hosts an Experience Exchange with the Waste Initiative/Hub of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition CCAC.
The conference aims to show the methane mitigation opportunities by the waste sector globally and to kick start further collaboration with interested parties.

An international audience is invited to participate online. Conference language is English, and in the LCA Forum Spanish. Participation is free. Registration is requested.
So please download the registration document below and follow the instructions!

Wednesday 29. September:

09:15 CEST (UTC+2) Welcome Addresses

09:30-12:30 CEST (UTC+2) the focus is on the CCAC country partner Jordan
and its experiences and needs in waste management to contribute to the CCAC and the Paris Agreement presented by local and international actors in the country

14:30-15:30 CEST (UTC+2) we discuss on ‚compost for nature-based solutions in climate-resilient cities‘ with actors from Mongolia, Uganda and Italy, GIZ, C40 Cities and UN-Habitat

16:00-19:00 CEST (UTC+2) the Latin and Central America Forum addresses policy makers and actors from public and private sector in the region involving German organizations and presentations by Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru in Spanish!

Thursday 30. September

09:15 Welcome CEST (UTC+2)

09:30-13:30 CEST (UTC+2) the Sub-Sahara Africa Forum involves actors from public and private sector in the region and German organizations with regional interest featuring examples from Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and by UN-Habitat

14:00-15:15 CEST (UTC+2) Voluntary contributions or crowd-funding for waste projects are in discussion between Gold Standard, BVRio, UBA, Dr. Kölsch and bettervest

15:45-17:15 CEST (UTC+2) a panel of representatives of BMZ, BMU, NDC Partnership, NAMA Facility, International Solid Waste Association ISWA and CCAC Waste Initiative will discuss how the waste sector could support NDC ambitions with activities at local level and how climate finance can support that

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), founded in 2012, is a global partnership of states/governments, international organizations and NGOs with the aim to combat climate change and improve air quality by reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). Specific initiatives/hubs support the CCAC partners in their national and local ambitions and sectorial approaches.

Germany is represented by the Federal Environment Ministry and the German Environment Agency (UBA) since it joined in 2012. UBA is actively involved in the CCAC’s Waste Initiative/Hub with the aim of reducing methane emissions from landfill and black carbon (BC) emissions from open burning of waste worldwide. The Waste Initiative/Hub works on municipal solid waste internationally with public and private sector actors and regional networks on exchange of information and expertise, on strategy and development, technology and financing of climate-friendly waste management, and on emissions quantification or access to funding.