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)