Climate friendly technologies and capacity development for the implementation of the Brazilian National Waste Policy
As of: October 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
- Interministerial working group on systematic data collection established
- Support to the National Forum on Climate Change to integrate proposals to reduce GHG emissions in the waste sector
- Advising on the reduction potential of the waste sector so that it has been integrated into the national strategy of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) - Resilient Cities
- Partnership with Brasilias City Council in preparation
- Cooperation agreements with six universities developed
- First waste composting as decentralized solution by national development bank CAIXA and MMA in preparation
- Technical presentations and panel discussions at the "Waste Expo" (Sao Paulo) with more than 150 experts