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Climate friendly technologies and capacity development for the implementation of the Brazilian National Waste Policy

As of: August 2019

Objective and activities

Although Brazil established a progressive waste policy in 2010, GHG emissions are still increasing in the waste sector. Therefore, the project aims to improve the conditions for the use of the climate protection potential of the waste sector. Climate-relevant criteria (e.g. specific GHG reduction potential) are integrated into regulations of ministries and financing institutions. Employees of the municipalities and the private sector will be trained and decision-making support tools provided for the municipalities so they can project and implement waste management measures (capacity development). The project will support the integration of specific modules for climate-friendly waste management into university courses and the development of a German-Brazilian applied R&D network to contribute to the sustainable establishment of a climate-friendly and innovative waste policy.

State of implementation/results

  • Three partner universities have submitted project proposals on climate-friendly waste management instruments and treatment technologies to the Brazilian innovation and research funding agency FINEP
  • Four partner universities have submitted five project proposals or funding applications to Fundo Difuso, a funding mechanism fed by legal penalties, on project-related topics
  • Partnerships have been signed with SANEPAR (State of Paraná), Brasilia, Recife, and the Comares waste management association (State of Ceará)
  • Cooperation agreements signed with five partner universities and the State Research Centre of the State of Ceará (NUTEC), negotiations started on joining the German-Brazilian research and advisory network with two further universities
  • Technical short presentations and discussion rounds at "Waste Expo" 2018 (Sao Paulo) with more than 150 experts…;
  • Climate criteria and indicators integrated into the PLANSAB (National Plan for Sanitation) of the Ministry of Regional Development, which is currently in public consultation.……
  • More than 60 decision-makers in the State of Pernambuco sensitised to climate-friendly waste management in November 2018
  • Training of more than 300 key players of the FEP Fund has been conducted
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Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Regional Development - Brazil
  • Ministry of Cities Brazil,Ministry of Environment - Brazil,Technische Universität Braunschweig

BMU grant:
€ 5,000,000

05/2017 till 04/2021