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Networking Meeting on Emissions Reduction in China’s Waste Management Sector

(Photo by Pierre Chatel Innocenti on unsplash)
(Photo by Pierre Chatel Innocenti on unsplash)

May 2019 – The networking meeting took place on 22 May 2019 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Over 30 participants were informed about the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction potential in the Chinese waste sector as well as different waste disposing measures, offering suggestions for policy makers and other stakeholders.

Nina Mitiajeya from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) presented the China Integrated Waste Management NAMA Support Project (IWM NSP), which strives for the goal to create an evidence-based comprehensive policy framework aimed at emissions reduction in the waste sector for implementation across China.

Dr. Mao Da from the Rock Environment & Energy Institute (REEI) provided an overview on waste incineration and the Chinese carbon market. He emphasized that China’s waste management strategy towards emission reductions should be to minimize the generation of waste at the source and to divert materials for reuse, recovery and recycling in order to minimize waste disposal in the first place.

Further Information

A detailed report on the networking meeting is contained in the May issue of Econet Monitor, a magazine published by AHK Greater China in Beijing. The article can be downloaded here.