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Sustainable Development Benefits of Waste NAMAs

12932565_978381735564343_3890641391113033601_nWaste Concern participates in the Webinar (a web based seminar) and gave a talk on the topic `Sustainable Development Benefits of Waste NAMAs’ .

UNDP’s Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme supports 25 countries worldwide in their strive to develop NAMAs, LEDS, MRV systems and to engage the private sector in mitigation action.

Among the support the Programme provides is a series of webinars on various technical topics. The LECB Programme’s Waste Management Working Group will hosted a webinar on
‘Sustainable Development Benefits of Waste NAMAs’ Thursday 21 January 2016, 8:30-10:00am EST.

One of the sectors with the highest opportunities for co-benefits is waste management. Prevailing waste management practices typically consist of end-of-pipe solutions, such as open landfilling, which not only lead to methane emissions, but also to significant environmental, social and economic impacts.

Drawing from recent research by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Waste Concern, the south pole group and the UNFCCC, this webinar will introduce the concept of co-benefits and its application in the case of the waste sector to draw recommendations for policy, including the design of NAMAs.