Posts by Anmol Vanamali

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Colombia Solid Waste NAMA Speeding Toward Implementation

The Colombian Integrated Solid Waste Management NAMA is speeding toward the implementation stage after CCAP’s recent trip to Colombia where the project garnered high-level support from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), Ministry of Housing and Territorial Development (MVDT), Department of National Planning (DNP) and the Municipality of Cali. continue reading »

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Integrated Solid Waste NAMA in Colombia Primed for Progress in 2013

On-the-ground work on CCAP’s integrated solid waste nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) in Colombia progressed throughout 2012, and already the project is poised to make great strides in 2013. Since the memo of understanding (MOU) to conduct a feasibility study was signed in November, the project has moved forward in shaping a proposed NAMA. continue reading »

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CCAP Signs MOU for Waste NAMA Feasibility Study

CCAP’s waste NAMA initiative took a great leap forward recently, as plans to conduct a feasibility study in Cali, Colombia were solidified on Nov. 6. In September, CCAP, with the support of its steering committee, had decided to focus on its next phase of potential waste NAMA studies in two cities – Cali and Sogamoso.... continue reading »

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Exploring NAMA Possibilities in the Integrated Waste Sector

After six months of research and on-the-ground in-country support, CCAP has confidence in the potential development of a nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) in the integrated solid waste management sector in Colombia. CCAP has received enthusiastic support from critical stakeholders in this process, such as the Ministry of Environment (AMBIENTE), Ministry of Housing (VIVIENDA), Superintendent... continue reading »

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Making Renewable Energy More Competitive in Chile

Chile is facing a major challenge within its power sector over the next decade. Increased demand for power is putting the country on to a high carbon trajectory if capacity is expanded using coal-fired power plants. On the other hand, Chile has incredible potential for expanded renewable energy through solar and wind power production. However,... continue reading »

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India, Consensus and the COP-15

At Copenhagen, India wants to be seen as a deal maker and not a deal breaker. According to India’s Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, that is precisely the mandate given by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to him and he seems to be sticking to it with aplomb.  Prior to Copenhagen Mr. Ramesh made an unprecedented announcement,... continue reading »

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