The Canadian government through Environment Canada Climate Change is committed to strengthening its assistance in developing countries as part of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and its voluntary commitments in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).
To this end, the Canadian government has allocated a budget of 2.12 million Canadian dollars to the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), for a period of three (3) years (2018-2020) to assist Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal to help them implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) in the waste sector.
Senegal’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement identified waste management as a priority sector with high potential for reducing greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Organic matter recovery (composting) and energy recovery (anaerobic digestion) are the means identified by Senegal to increase its GHG reduction ambitions. The country intends to reduce emissions from its sector by 13% by 2030 and by 31% over the same period if external assistance is provided.
In addition, the Canadian government through Environment Canada Climate Change is committed to strengthening its assistance to developing countries as part of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and its voluntary commitments in the Clean Air and Climate Coalition (CACC). As part of Canada’s $2.65 billion commitment to climate finance, Canada is investing C$2.12 million over three years to support the implementation of NDCs in the waste management sector in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal.
The goal is to build capacity to develop a policy framework, regulations and industry standards, and systems and processes to measure, track and report methane emissions.
This work will consist of general support for sectoral transformation change and the implementation of a pilot composting and/or anaerobic digestion plant in each of the 2 countries. UN Environment has been designated as the implementing agency for this project.
It is within this framework that Canada supports the State of Senegal, through the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), in the implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the solid waste sector. Co-benefits on health, the environment, agricultural productivity and job creation are expected from the implementation of the project.
The project has four major components:
- Strengthening the policy framework to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in the municipal solid waste sector.
- Technical and operational capacity building for monitoring, reporting and data verification in the waste sector.
- Implementation of a composting pilot project.
- Regional coordination and experience sharing.
Strengthening the policy framework…
Within the framework of the component Strengthening the policy framework to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP), two consultants were recruited to work on the activities of elaboration of the development strategies of the Compost and Biogas sectors.
After the workshop to share the methodological notes with the national experts, it was decided to reach a consensus on the diagnosis of the two organic waste recovery sectors.