This Technology Transfer Advances Colombia's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to "Reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% with respect to the projected Business-as-Usual Scenario (BAU) by 2030".
Thanks to a stationary pneumatic refuse collection system, the garbage doesn’t need to be collected by trucks anymore. Instead, the garbage is transported by air through pipes, where it is compacted in sealed containers. Using a vacuum system instead of an old-fashioned refuse room or waste container does away with problems with unpleasant odours, and nobody needs to come into contact with waste bags or containers. Stationary pneumatic refuse collection means that refuse is transported underground long distances in pipes to a collection station, where it is compacted in closed containers.
The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) provides green financing targeted at small and medium-sized projects with tangible, positive environmental impacts in the Nordic region – and in particular the Baltic Sea. Through its extensive fund management, activities in the Arctic and Barents regions have been added and NEFCO has developed into a financial institution supporting Green Growth and the Climate globally.
PUCV has expertise in the areas of clean production, sustainable development, mitigation technologies and renewable energy project design and implementation. They have participated in the TRITON (Industrial Water Treatment and Recycling) Network made up by 8 Ibero American countries (Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Colombia and Chile), in the Agora Partnerships Network and in the CompiteMAS® Program, where it was one of the four awardees of the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge Award, promoted and funded by the USA State Department.
GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme. It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.
Lavola has more than 35 years’ experience in sustainability services. The company is specialized in:
Target Audience: National and city authorities responsible for waste management
This webinar highlights the relevance of the waste sector to climate change, provides different technology options, and ways to overcome common barriers faced by developing countries when adopting these waste management technologies.
This webinar covers issues faced by cities for both climate change mitigation and adaptation, particularly focusing on the technological interventions that cities can adopt to combat and build resilience to climate change.
Under the anaerobic (oxygen free) conditions of landfill sites, organic waste is broken down by micro-organisms, leading to the formation of landfill gas (LFG). LFG is a gaseous mixture which consists mostly of methane and carbon dioxide, but also of a small amount of hydrogen and occasionally trace levels of hydrogen sulphide.