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Climate friendly waste management

As of: March 2021

Russia produces around 60 million tonnes of household waste and similar types of waste every year. Most of this waste is destined for landfill. In 2015, new waste legislation was passed that followed the principles of the circular economy. The project is providing decision-makers with models for a climate-neutral waste industry based on the closed-loop management of waste. Consulting, know-how transfer, further training, support for pilot projects and information campaigns are all helping to shape and develop the new framework accordingly. Aspects of relevance for the climate and circular economy are being adopted by implementation work in selected regions within Russia. Most of the project’s work is being direct at the improved management of residential waste. The project is also helping to highlight the waste sector’s potential for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which has been neglected in Russia’s climate policy decision-making to date.

State of implementation/results

  • German-Russian working group "Climate protection potential of the waste management sector in Russia" is established. 2 online sessions on CO2 calculation and municipal climate protection measures in the waste management sector were held.
  • On 26.08.2020 the analysis of the role and potential climate protection contribution of the Russian waste management sector was presented to the Russian presidential administration.
  • On 31.07.2020, the project presented German experience in sewage sludge recycling at a round table of the State Duma and the Ministry of the Environment.
  • On 3.07.2020, the project organised a round table on "Current examples of international cooperation in the field of waste management" as part of the IV International Forum of Regional Waste Management Companies.
  • On 19.06.2020 the 1st module of the project "Fundamentals and Principles of the German Environmental Service Sector. Possibilities for implementation in Russia" was presented to various Russian universities.
  • Pilot regions:

    • On 26 June 2020, proposals for the development of new recycling plants in the region were discussed via an online conference with the Ministry of the Environment and the Kaluga administration.
    • On 16.07.2020, the concept for environmental clusters in the Woronesh region was presented at the online conference.
    • On 11-13.08.2020 the expert mission to Novoworonesh for the evaluation of the technologies from the sorting plant and the landfill took place.

  • Environmental education:

    • One methodological handbook on environmental education for school teachers and one training handbook "Green Teaching" were prepared and published.
    • Two onlineseminars for school teachers on the practical application of the manuals in class were held.

  • Project data

    Russian Federation

    Implementing organisation:
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

    Political partner(s):
    • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment - Russia

    Implementing partner(s):
    • Föderaler Dienst für die Aufsicht im Bereich der Naturnutzung der Russischen Föderation (Rosprirodnadzor)
    • Ministerium für Bauwesen und Kommunalwirtschaft der Russischen Föderation (Bauministerium)
    • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment - Russia

    BMU grant:
    3.750.000,00 €

    10/2018  till  03/2021


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