Valuing the sustainable development co-benefits of climate change mitigation actions

Valuing the sustainable development co-benefits of climate change mitigation actions

The case of the waste sector and recommendations for the design of nationally appropriate mitigation
actions (NAMAs)

Lorenzo Santucci (UN ESCAP), Ingo Puhl (the south pole group),
Abu Hasnat Md.Maqsood Sinha and Iftekhar Enayetullah (Waste Concern)
and William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu (UNFCCC)

The lead authors of this paper were:Lorenzo Santucci (UN ESCAP), Ingo  Puhl  (the  south  pole group),  Abu  Hasnat  Md.  Maqsood  Sinha  and  Iftekhar  Enayetullah  (Waste  Concern)  and  William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu (UNFCCC). The authors gratefully acknowledge the valuable comments of Donovan Storey and Joao Aleluia (UN ESCAP). The authors are also grateful to Sevanatha Urban Resource Centre and ENDA Viet Nam for providing data for Sri Lanka and Viet Nam respectively.

A first draft of this paper was presented and discussed at a side event to the Bonn Climate Change Conference titled “Quantifying and monetizing NAMA co-benefits” which took place on 7 June  2014. The  authors  would  like  to  thank  all  the  participants  of  the event  for  their valuable comments in developing this paper.

The aim of this paper is to provide  guidance  to  policy-makers  and  practitioners  in  the quantification  and  monetization  of  co-benefits  of  climate  change mitigation,  using  the  waste sector as a case study, and recommendations for the design of effective nationally appropriate mitigation  actions  (NAMAs).  As a next step, we would  like  to  see  a  take-up  of  key  concepts expressed in the paper in actual NAMA design activities. The authors believe that the guidance provided in this paper is relevant for NAMA designers as well as supporters as the recognition of co-benefits in the design effort is likely to create financial leverage.

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DateMay 12, 2016