Posts by Michael LaGiglia

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Cali announces innovative waste management model consistent with CCAP NAMA vision

For almost two years, CCAP has engaged with Colombian stakeholders to develop a comprehensive solid waste sector NAMA. Because solid waste management is administrated at the local level, CCAP has been working with both national and subnational governments. The city of Cali has shown consistent political will to integrate their own efforts to improve solid... continue reading »

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Digging Deeper: Focusing more on Waste NAMAs throughout Latin America

The waste sector is increasingly being viewed by Latin American countries as a target sector for the development of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in order to not only reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but also provide sustainable development benefits.  During CCAP’s Fifth Latin American Regional Dialogue on the Development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions... continue reading »

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Peru’s Waste NAMA: Benefits in both GHGs and Sustainable Development

CCAP is pleased to announce its involvement in the design and development of a NAMA in Peru that will improve the collection and treatment of solid waste. With support from the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building and additional funding from the Nordic Economic Finance Corporation, or NEFCO, CCAP will work in close coordination... continue reading »

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Evaluation of NAMA Opportunities in Colombia’s Solid Waste Sector

CCAP’s recently released executive summary for the report, Evaluation of NAMA Opportunities in Colombia’s Solid Waste Sector, outlines potential options for creating an integrated solid waste management system in four Colombian municipalities currently under study. This report represents the initial phase of a broader, Canadian-funded initiative to implement a nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) in Colombia’s waste sector that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable development. continue reading »

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Policy Actions to Mitigate Methane in Latin America

Efforts to combat global climate change are fought on many fronts. Although many developed countries manage to divert a high percentage of waste away from sanitary landfills through recycling, composting, refuse-derived fuel, and waste to energy, many developing countries rely heavily upon landfill or open dump disposal because it is the only viable option. Often inadequate, these landfills emit methane gas that migrates out of the ground and into the atmosphere, significantly contributing to global warming. continue reading »

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