Climate Friendly Technologies for the Implementation of the Brazilian National Waste Policy

In a nutshell

Across the globe, one of the major contributors to the negative effects of climate changes are the greenhouse gasses produced by the waste sector. In Brazil, due to rising waste volumes and an expansion of landfills, these polution numbers have increased dramatically over the past years.

Supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI), Gopa Infra has joined forces with Adelphi - a think tank dedicated to climate, environment and development – to explore opportunities for the mitigation of the negative effect of Brazil’s waste sector on climate change.

Our approach

The reduction of greenhouse gasses is a team effort that requires the contribution of all layers of society. As the first link between the national government and the people, the municipal level is a great place from which the implementation of climate-friendly policies can be translated to visible change. In order to establish a more climate-friendly and resource-efficient circular economy in Brazil, one of the key objectives of GOPA Infra is to enhance the capacity of municipal actors.

In this project, we strive to support municipalities by combining theory with practice. On the one hand, municipal actors will be stimulated to identify and select best-practice initiatives of climate-friendly waste management to work with in Brazil. On the other, decision-making tools are developed for municipalities and private enterprises involved in the implementation of waste management.

Together with municipal representatives and project developers, these implementing partners will also receive trainings on waste management measures and the realisation of (inter)national financing. This way, support is given to both the institutional and human dimensions of municipal governance.

Latin America & Caribbean