Webinar on Composting

The CCET guideline series on intermediate municipal solid waste treatment technologies

20 November 2020, 12:00 – 13:30 (JST)
CCET Composting guideline

On 20 November, IGES will co-present the second of three webinars dedicated to assisting policymakers and practitioners in developing countries with their selection of appropriate waste management technologies, and in carrying out related policies and strategies to improve management of waste. Globally, various approaches have been attempted to solve waste management issues, and as developing countries’ economic growth accelerates, proper treatment of the increasing amount of waste is an important challenge for all societies. There is an urgent need to provide reliable information so that policymakers and practitioners 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) 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 of the webinar series 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: 1) Waste to Energy (WtE), 2) Composting, and 3) Mechanical - Biological Treatment (MBT). Following the webinar on WtE in October, this second in the webinar series will focus on composting, 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. The third webinar, on MBT, is tentatively planned for February or March 2021.

Event Details

Date
20 November 2020, 12:00 – 13:30 (JST)
Venue

Online 

Languages
English
Agenda
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Contact

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

12:00-12:10 Introduction Dr. Premakumara Jagath DICKELLA GAMARALALAGE, Senior Researcher/ Deputy Director, CCET  
Miwa Tatsuno, Programme Coordinator, CCET  
Moderator: Mr. Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, Senior Researcher/Deputy Director, CCET
12:10-12:30 Keynote speech Keynote speech
Composting guideline for improving municipal solid waste management in developing countries (TBC)

Dr. Kosuke KAWAI, Senior Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) , Japan
 
12:30-13:00 Short presentations from key persons Presentation 1
Composting and its climate and co-benefits at the local and global levels and how international agencies/ networks can support for local actions (TBC)

Ms. Sandra M MAZO-NIX, Coordinator, Waste Initiative, Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Secretariat
 
Presentation 2
Application of composting in Sri Lanka - success and failure of the national initiative (TBC)

Dr. Anurudda KARUNARATHNA, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
 
Presentation 3
Adaptation of appropriate technologies in developing countries: Lessons learnt from composting in Nepal, Bhutan and Mongolia (TBC)

Misato DILLEY, UNEP IETC (TBC)
 
13:00-13:30 Panel discussion    

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