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

As of: April 2018

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

  • During a delegation trip in May 2017, representatives of the Ministry of Cities Brazil, the Ministry of Environment and of Science participated at the conference “Waste to Resources” in Hanover.
  • focus on climate friendly technologies in national policy (Normativa nº 39) for the regulation of the credit lines by the programme “SANEAMENTO PARA TODOS” (sanitation for all) supported

Project data


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

Partner institution:
  • Ministry of Cities Brazil
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig

BMU grant:
€ 5,000,000

05/2017 till 04/2021

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