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Training Workshop on Mitigation of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) from Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in Davao City, Philippines, 4-5 March 2019

IGES has been supporting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and its local partners in the Philippines with the formulation of a national strategy for mitigating Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) from municipal solid waste management (MSWM). This is one of the first national strategies among Asian countries to address SLCPs. Now in its final stages, the strategy is currently awaiting approval from the country’s National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC).

Following a request from IGES counterparts in the country’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD), and Climate Change Division (CCD), a training workshop for reducing SLCPs from municipal solid waste management was organised by IGES in Davao City on 4-5 March 2019. A total of nine cities from South Cotabato Province participated, including the municipalities of Surallah, Tampakan, Tantangan, Santo Nino, Lake Sebu, Polomolok, Tupi, Koronodal, and Tiboli, as well as EMB Region 12, where they discussed waste management priorities in line with the soon-to-be adopted national strategy.

The successful workshop examined areas for addressing SLCPs across different stages of municipal solid waste management, followed by an interactive training session on the use of IGES’s Emission Quantification Tool (EQT). In so doing, the workshop helped to generate awareness on co-benefits associated with tackling SLCPs, including but not limited to public health and agricultural improvements. The workshop also highlighted ongoing areas of concern related to waste management in each of the respective cities, and underscored challenges for addressing these gaps, such as lack of available data, capacity constraints, and need for continued technical assistant to effectively quantify SLCPs.

IGES will follow up by providing additional technical support to participating cities both in terms of further collection of data and measurement of identified SLCP emissions, used to assist them in designing mitigation plans aligned with respective city priorities and the national framework strategy.

Date 4-5 March 2019
Venue Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City
Organisers Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR),
South Cotabato Province,
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Supporter Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)-MSWI
Languages English
Number of Participants Approximately 46

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