Public Policy Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gases in the Solid Waste Sector in Colombia, Chile and the Dominican Republic


CCAP lead a discussion on how nationally appropriate mitigation actions, or NAMAs, can support broad-based reductions in ghg emissions from the waste sector, with a reception to follow.

Under the UN Climate framework, developing countries are asked to implement NAMAs that are consistent with their sustainable development priorities and with international technology, financing and capacity building support. This vehicle offers a flexible instrument to scale up methane initiatives across an entire sector or country, ideally through government policies and financial mechanisms that overcome barriers to private sector investment. Canada and other governments have been instrumental in providing support for feasibility studies to design NAMAs, and donor governments have recently announced plans to dedicate funds to support NAMA implementation.

This event shared progress made by CCAP in crafting the practical approach to developing NAMAs in three countries in Latin America in the solid waste sector, made possible by Canadian funding. It was held in accordance with the Global Methane Initiative Methane Expo 2013 in partnership with Environment Canada.