This presentation by Mr. Masato Abe, ESCAP, is from the event "Myanmar and the Asia-Pacific: The Role of Policy Research in the Country's Economic and Trade Reform", held on 19-21 Febrauary 2015, Yangon, Myanmar.
Discussion paper: Valuing the sustainable development co-benefits of climate change mitigation actions: The case of the waste sector and recommendations for the design of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs)
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has been promoting decentralized and Integrated Resource Recovery Centers (IRRCs) in secondary cities and small towns in Asia-Pacific with an objective to recover value from waste and provide livelihood opportunities to the urban poor. The IRRC model uses simple technology, is low cost and aims at financially viability by converting organic waste into compost and valorizing recyclable waste, made possible through the separation of waste at source.
Draft Report of the meeting on Statistics and data for the post-2015 development agenda: Implications for regional collaboration in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 9-10 December 2014. It was prepared by ESCAP Statistics Division.