- Topic: Chemicals and waste
- Location: Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Core partners are currently located in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, India, Japan, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, and Viet Nam
- Date of completion: 2022
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- Keywords: Sustainable Waste Management, Local Authorities,Partnerships, Zero Waste, Resource Efficiency, Capacity Building
Chikako Takase (Ms), Director, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), email@example.com
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Description/achievement of initiative
The goal of IPLA is to increase the capacity of local authorities (LAs) for sustainable waste management towards a resource efficient and zero waste society, achieving livable and sustainable cities.
- The capacity of LAs and municipalities will be empowered by better access to tools, technologies, investment opportunities, and international financial mechanisms in the area of municipal waste management.
- A dynamic interface between the local authorities and private sector will be built, thereby facilitating public-private partnerships and creating conducive investment climate for expanding waste management services.
- Improved urban management towards realizing livable cities in participating LAs.
- Enable LAs to share experience in addressing waste management challenges, as well as in taking advantage of opportunities;
- Help in mainstreaming integrated and sustainable waste management strategies such as ISWM and 3Rs;
- Promote "green jobs" and stimulate "green investments? in waste management;
- Encourage awareness raising and capacity building programs in critical areas of concern; and
- Support local action plans and strategies for sustainable waste management.
UNCRD, UN-HABITAT, Asian Institute of Technology, Griffith University, Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe, SWEEP-Net, SPREP, SACEP, ISWA - Brazil, University of the Southern Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago), Ministry of the Environment (Republic of Korea), Korean Society of Waste Management, Zero Waste SA (Australia), IL&FS and EMC (India)