Regional Workshop on Sustainable Development Benefits of Decentralized Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia-Pacific Region

30 Nov 2017 to 1 Dec 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Environment and Development Division, ESCAP organized a “Regional Workshop on Sustainable Development Benefits of Decentralized Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia-Pacific Region” during the SDG Week at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok from 30 November to 1 December 2017. This regional workshop was one of the activities of the project “Pro-poor and Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities and Small Towns” implemented by ESCAP in partnership with Waste Concern of Bangladesh.
The workshop provided a platform to share the experiences and lesson learned from the management and transformation of waste-to-resource initiatives by adopting resource efficient and sustainable solid waste management practices based on the principles of Reducing, Reusing, Recycling (3R) approach. The workshop focused on innovative approaches, including-the Integrated Resource Recovery Center (IRRC) model used in the implementation of waste-to-energy pilot projects by ESCAP in nine secondary cities and small towns in six Asian countries, shared the sustainable development benefits of the IRRCs, and explored opportunities for financing such innovative approaches. The workshop was attended by the representatives of the national and local governments, urban waste management experts, project implementation partner organizations, and UN agencies and international institutions.