CCAC: Waste, Mitigating SLCPs from the Municipal Solid Waste Sector

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Name of initiative Mitigating SLCPs from the Municipal Solid Waste Sector
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2012
End year
Secretariat Sandra Mazo-Nix, UNEP Paris, 1 rue Miollis, Building VII , 75 015 Paris , France, phone:(+33) 1 44 37 14 73, e-mail:
Organisational structure This initiative is led by a Steering Group made up of representatives from the governments: Canada, Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Congo, and the United States; from the international organizations: World Bank, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and UNEP; and from NGOs: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), Brazilian Association of Public Cleansing and Waste Management Companies (ABRELPE), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Serbian Solid Waste Association (SeSWA), and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

The MSWI has a Knowledge Platform with the objective to disseminate MSW management best practices and foster participation in the MSW Initiative.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UNEP Paris
Type of lead organisation United Nations or Specialised agency
Location/Nationality of lead organisation France


Description This initiative aims to reduce methane and air pollution across the municipal solid waste sector by securing city and country commitments to undertake a variety of best practice policies and strategies for waste.

In NAZCA called "Municipal Solid Waste Initiative".

Objectives • To work with a targeted group of cities in key regions towards implementation of action to reduce SLCPs from the waste sector.

• To strengthen national policies directed at supporting sustainable waste management that reduce SLCP emissions at the city level. • Support, enhance, and scale up action beyond target cities: create a standardised and internationally vetted set of guidance tools to scale up the results of Objectives 1 and 2, towards self-directed action and access peer support.

Activities Work with the targeted cities to plan and implement waste actions that mitigate SLCP from the waste sector through a pipeline of activities that begin by collecting reliable waste data (often unavailable in developing cities) and utilizing this data to design integrated waste management systems that address municipal waste priorities, including creating jobs and improving human health and sanitation, while reducing SLCPs.

- Development of a set of tools to build the capacity of local governments to financially, socially and ecologically manage their municipal solid waste, and to measure progress, including quantifying their baseline emissions and emission reductions (projected and actual). - Providing capacity building to cities of the global city network on best practices to improve waste management - Work with national governments to develop and/or strengthen national policies directed at supporting sustainable waste management that reduce SLCP emissions at the city and regional level.

One or two success stories achieved Municipal Solid Waste Initiative Network member city, São Paulo, received support from the Coalition to develop an organic waste strategy and the assessment of the pilot composting

plant in 2014. By 2017, the composting plant was operating at full capacity, diverting almost 5,000 tons of organic waste from landfills per year. A second composting plant, with capacity to divert 10 tons of organic waste per day, was launched in 2018. Three additional plants will soon be operational and 14 more will be added by 2020.

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Political dialogue, Capacity building, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Training and education, Awareness raising and outreach
Training and education — Workshops or trainings
Value (#)233598
Goals UN Climate Summit 2014 Goals:

• By December 2015, 50 cities globally will commit to develop and implement quantifiable plans of action to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) from the waste sector by 2020, with support from national and partner city governments; • By December 2020, expand the global city network to reach an additional 100 cities to build capacity and utilize the networks tools and resources to mainstream SLCP-considerations in waste management practices; • The initial 150 cities that join the initiative by 2020 will motivate and lead to up to 1,000 cities undertaking action by communicating, sharing, disseminating, mentoring, and scaling around the world their own successful best practices, supported by partners.

Comments on indicators and goals The Climate and Clean Air Coalition developed a set of indicators to track its Initiatives. These indicators are part of the Demonstrating Impacts Framework.

The Initiative reports on those indicators to the Coalition. In turn, the results are disseminated in the annual reports of the Coalition.

How will goals be achieved • Continue to add cities, participants and mentors, to the MSW Initiative Global City Network to reach the goal of 150 cities in the network by 2020.

• Engage country partners to nominate cities to the network. • Continue to provide training to the national and local governments. • Provide targeted technical support to cities to improve their waste management.

Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals November 2019:

107 cities and regional governments are part of the MSW Initiative Global City Network and have committed to reducing SLCPs from the waste sector.

The Initiative has also provided targeted technical assistance to over 71 cities around the world, including preparing city assessments, action plans to reduce SLCPs from the waste sector, work plans to reduce SCLPs, and implementation plans. Among the cities that have received technical assistance are Penang State, Malaysia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Rayong, Thailand; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Cebu City, Philippines; Map Ta Phut, Thailand; Panvel, India.

To provide locally appropriate capacity training and support, the Initiative recreated seven regional city networks. These networks were for the regions of Latin America and Mexico, Central America, Francophone Africa, South East Asia, South East Europe, Sub-Saharan and East Africa, and India.

Likewise multiple cities have been supported to take part in city exchanges. 13 city exchanges have been conducted. The city exchanges pair mentor cities in the city network with mentee cities. During the exchanges, the mentor city hosts the mentee cities to present their current waste management system and how they got there. In turn, the mentor city might choose to visit a mentee city to provide guidance on how to improve their waste management.

Since 2013, the Initiative has organized 30 workshops, either at the global or regional level. Likewise, the Initiative has participated in multiple international and regional solid waste events as well as events targeted to cities or relevant to climate change.

The Initiative also has developed multiple tools and resources to help improve their waste management with a focus on reducing SLCPs from the waste sector. Likewise, the Initiative has conducted multiple webinars. These webinars cover a range of topics including different aspects of waste management, Initiative tools, financing, behavior change, and case studies.

The Initiative developed and maintains a Knowledge Platform on solid waste. This platform houses the resources created by the Initiative as well as others developed by partners of the Initiative.

How are you tracking progress of your initiative The progress is tracked using the Demonstrating Impacts Framework of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. Likewise, the Initiative keeps a spreadsheet with the cities of the city network.
Available reporting The initiative reporting is part of the CCAC annual reporting. The CCAC Annual Reports can be found on


Participants Number Names
Members 173  
Companies 5 A2A Group S.p.A,Abt Associates,Bluefield,Eastern Research Group (ERG),SCS Engineers
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 1 Kabakoo Africa
Non-governmental organisations 16 Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand),  Brazilian Association of Public Cleansing and Waste Management Companies - ABRELPE (Brazil),  C40 Cities Leadership Group - C40 (US),  Center for Clean Air Policy - CCAP (USA),  Centro de Gestion Tecnologica e Informatica Industrial - CEGESTI (Costa Rica),  Global Environment Centre Foundation - GEC (Japan),  Gevalor (France),  ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability,  Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES (Japan),  International Solid Waste Association - ISWA (Austria),  Serbian Solid Waste Association - SeSWA (Serbia),  TERRE Policy Centre (India),  The Energy and Resources Institute - TERI (India),  UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre - UNEP IETC (Japan),  United Nations Centre for Regional Development - UNCRD (Japan),  WASTE advisers on urban environment and development,  World Biogas Association (United Kingdom)
National states 40 Brazil,  Burkina Faso,  Cambodia,  Cameroon,  Chile,  Colombia,  DR Congo,  Costa Rica,  Cote D'Ivoire,  Dominican Republic,  Ecuador,  Ethiopia,  Ghana,  India,  Indonesia,  Japan,  Jordan,  Kenya,  Lao PDR,  Madagascar,  Malaysia,  Mali,  Mexico,  Montenegro,  Myanmar,  Nigeria,  Panama,  Peru,  Philippines,  Romania,  Senegal,  Serbia,  Sierra Leone,  South Africa,  Tanzania,  Thailand,  Togo,  Uganda,  United States,  Vietnam
Governmental actors 1 Indonesia - Directorate General of Solid Waste,  Hazardous Waste And Hazardous Substance Management,  Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Regional / state / county actors 3 Penang (Malaysia),  Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Aburra - AMVA (Colombia),  Quintana Roo State (Mexico)
City / municipal actors 104 Kazma/Kamez (Albania),  Avellaneda (Argentina),  Buenos Aires (Argentina),  Cordoba (Argentina),  Vienna (Austria,  Dhaka North (Bangladesh),  Cotonou (Benin),  Porto Novo (Benin),  Bijeljina (Bosnia Herzegovina - BIH),  Brasilia (Brazil),  Curitiba (Brazil),  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil),  Santos(Brazil),  Sao Paulo (Brazil),  Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso),  Battambang (Cambodia),  Siem Reap (Cambodia),  Douala (Cameroon),  Bangui (Central African Republic),  Concepcion (Chile),  Puerto Varas (Chile),  Viña del Mar (Chile),  Barranquilla (Colombia),  Cali (Colombia),  Medellin (Colombia),  Butembo (Congo,  Democratic Republic),  La Union (Costa Rica),  Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire),  San Pedro (Côte d'Ivoire),  Copenhagen (Denmark),  San Cristobal (Dominican Republic),  Cuenca (Ecuador),  Quito (Ecuador),  Addis Ababa (Ethiopia),  Accra (Ghana),  East Delhi (India),  Panvel (India),  Pune (India),  Jakarta (Indonesia),  Medan (Indonesia),  Surabaya (Indonesia),  Kitakyushu (Japan),  Amman (Jordan),  Greater Irbid (Jordan),  Greater Karak (Jordan),  Sahab (Jordan),  Al-Wasatiyah (Jordan),  Nairobi (Kenya),  Vientiane (Lao PDR),  Tyre (Lebanon),  Kumanovo (Macedonia),  Antananarivo (Madagascar),  Blantyre (Malawi),  Georgetown (Malaysia),  Seberang Perai (Malaysia),  Male (Maldives),  Sikasso (Mali),  Benito Juarez (Mexico),  Naucalpan (Mexico),  Puerto Morelos (Mexico),  Queretaro (Mexico),  Toluca (Mexico),  Herceg Novi (Montenegro),  Fès (Morocco),  Yangon (Myanmar),  Lagos (Nigeria),  Lahore (Pakistan),  La Chorrera (Panama),  Arequipa (Peru),  Lima (Peru),  Cebu City (Philippines),  Quezon (Philippines),  Iasi (Romania),  Dakar (Senegal),  Cicevac (Serbia),  Krusevac (Serbia),  Novi Sad (Serbia),  Temerin (Serbia),  Varvarin (Serbia),  Vrbas (Serbia),  Freetown (Sierra Leone),  eThekwini (South Africa),  Johannesburg (South Africa),  Tshwane (South Africa),  Boras (Sweden),  Stockholm (Sweden),  Umea (Sweden),  Dar es Salaam (Tanzania),  Bangkok (Thailand),  Map Ta Phut (Thailand),  Phitsanulok (Thailand),  Rayong (Thailand),  Lomé (Togo),  Tunis (Tunisia),  Bushenyi-Ishaka (Uganda),  Kampala (Uganda),  Ntungamo (Uganda),  Rukungiri (Uganda),  Montevideo (Uruguay),  New York (USA),  San Diego (USA),  San Francisco (USA),  Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam),  Sana'a (Yemen)
Intergovernmental organisations 0 Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South East Europe - NALAS (Serbia)
Financial Institutions 3 World Bank (USA),  Inter-American Development Bank - IDB (USA),  European Investment Bank - EIB (Germany)
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 10 March 2021 11:40:15

Not only have national states as participators