A sustainable handling of waste is key to improving not only health and quality of life by reducing vectors for disease transmission, but also to ensure reduced climate impact. Technologies that allow for a more circular utilisation of resources through recycling and reuse, and minimised methane emissions from waste dump sites, in effect also contribute to more healthy communities. This cross-sectorial link provides many development co-benefits. The realisation has led to innovations such as methane capturing for biogas used in devices ranging from cooking stoves to biofuel engines, and innovative waste-to-energy technologies. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
Analysis of the current situation of the construction and demolition sector in respect of the Circular Economy in Mexico CityType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:
The construction industry is currently responsible for more than 23% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and for 30% of global resource consumption. Maintaining this pattern in this sector, which depends on carbon-intensive machinery and materials, threatens to put the world on a fast track towards a global temperature rise of 3°C or more by 2050 (C40, 2020).
Developing an STI-led cross-sectoral Circular Economy Roadmap for abating GHG emissions in South AfricaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Feasibility study and technological solutions for the upgrade into an integrated solid waste management systemType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Jordan is one of four most water scarce countries in the world. This scarcity impacts every aspect of life within the country and is its greatest challenge to economic growth and development. Climate change is acting as a threat multiplier aggravating existing water vulnerability and availability due to decreased precipitation and higher rates of evaporation, as a result of increased temperature. It is also anticipated to increase the intensity of droughts in the country and the occurrence of flood events.
Mitigation options in the waste and industrial processes sectors aligned with the updated NDC in GuatemalaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:Approach:
Guatemala is ranked among the countries with the highest climate risk, given the impact that its territory has suffered from extreme meteorological events, which, associated with the socio-economic conditions of its population, have a high vulnerability to the effects of climate change. In this sense, the need arises to define public and government actions to reduce the effects/impacts of climate change, promoting in turn greater development and well-being of its population.