Sustainable Consumption and Production

A Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Development of National Strategy to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) from Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in the Philippines

IGES is one of the implementing partners of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (CCAC-MSWI), and has been working with the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) in developing a national strategy to reduce SLCP from MSWM in the Philippines since 2017.

As a part of national strategy development process, first FGD was organised in Manila on 5-7 September 2018 inviting different stakeholders, including representatives from the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), DENR, Climate Change Commission, academia, civil society and local government units including four pilot cities, to join the workshop.

The workshop sought to identify the major causes of SLCPs from MSWM starting from municipal waste collection until final disposal. It was identified that Methane (CH4) and Black Carbon (BC) are mostly generated from different process of MSWM. The participants also identified the barriers to address SLCP under the different categories such as policy/institution, finance, technology, capacity building and others. In addition, the workshop helped in reviewing the existing national SLCP policies and strategies in other countries and came up with a common outline for the Philippines. The workshop concluded by identifying key strategic measures to prevent/reduce emissions based on the life cycle assessment of MSWM. The results of the national baseline and alternative scenarios are estimated using the IGES Emission Quantification Tool (EQT) and incorporated in setting targets in line with policies, plans, and programmes of the government (i.e. NDCs, INDCS, Philippine Development Plan 2017 -2022, RA 9003, RA 9729, etc.). The workshop outcomes will be consolidated to prepare the first draft of National Strategy to reduce SLCPs from MSWM in the Philippines.

As a follow-up, IGES will support DENR to organise a second FGD for finalising the draft national strategy on SLCP from MSWM in the Philippines and hold a public consultation to get feedback during the climate consensus week of the Philippines in November 2018.

Date 5-7 September 2018
Venue Verjiandel Hotel, Kalayann Avenue, Quezon City
Organiser Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Supporter Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)-MSWI
Languages English
Number of Participants 30
Theme Municipal solid waste management, Climate Change, Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), Black Carbon (BC), Methane (CH4), Emission Quantification Tool (EQT)

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