Waste to Energy Incineration

Webinar on the CCET guideline series on intermediate municipal solid waste treatment technologies

28 October 2020, 13:00 – 14:30 (JST)

Waste management is becoming a particularly urgent issue in developing countries, especially as their economic growth accelerates. Globally, various approaches have been attempted to solve waste management issues, and proper treatment of the increasing amount of waste is one of the important challenges for our society. There is an urgent need to provide reliable information to policymakers and practitioners so they have a clear and holistic view of all waste management technologies. In this context, the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) and the United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP IETC) have started to develop a series of Guidelines, in collaboration with the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM). The aim is to assist developing countries’ policy-makers and practitioners, at both the national and municipal levels, with their selection of appropriate waste management technologies, and in carrying out related policies and strategies to improve their management of waste. 
At this initial phase, three main topics are covered, including 1) Waste to Energy (WtE), 2) Composting, and 3) Mechanical - Biological Treatment (MBT). This first in a series of webinars will focus on WtE, and aims to give attendees a deeper understanding of the Guidelines through a discussion of existing technologies, their advantages and disadvantages, and related challenges people may face on the ground. This following two webinars, on Composting and MBT, are tentatively planned for November and December 2020.

Event Details

28 October 2020, 13:00 – 14:30 (JST)



IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET)
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan
Tel: +81-46-874-7636 Fax: +81-46-855-3809 E-mail: [email protected]

Presentation Materials

13:00-13:05 Introduction Introduction of the CCET guideline series
Miwa Tatsuno, Programme Coordinator, CCET
  Moderator Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, CCET  
13:05-13:45 1st session: Presentations from the authors
Presentation Framework for selecting technologies and the pre-conditions for sustainable WtE incineration facilities
Chen Liu, Research Manager, IGES
Main technologies and key discussion points on the main technologies with plant manufacturers, and major considerations in applying this technology in developing countries
Toru Nishiyama, Principal Visiting Researcher, IGES
13:45-14:20 2nd session: Panel discussion on technology adaptation at the ground-level
Panelists The Japanese company’s experience on applying technology in developing countries, as well as business opportunities and challenges
Nobuhiro Tanigaki, Senior Manager, Environmental Solution Project Management Dept. NIPPON STEEL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
Technology adaptation in developing countries, and the viewpoint of an international organization
Shunichi Honda, Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme, International Environmental Technology Centre
Opportunities and challenges for WtE technologies and policy decisions on the ground
Mr. Chettiyappan Visvanathan, Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology
14:20~ Q & A

Recorded Video

the CCET guideline series on intermediate municipal solid waste treatment technologies, 28 October 2020

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