East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Abt Associates, with support of Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Municipal Solid Waste initiative (CCAC MSWi), conducted a workshop ’Enhancing City Readiness on Solid Waste Management’ at the Corporation’s headquarters Udyog Sadan, Patparganj. The workshop was inaugurated by the Commissioner of EDMC, Dr Ranbir Singh.
On this occasion, Dr Suneel Pandey (Director) from TERI (India) and Dr B C Sabata, Senior Scientific Officer, from Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT of Delhi were among the speakers for the workshop. Engineer-in-Chief Mr. P C Meena; Director-in-Chief (DEMS), K P Singh and Chief Engineer (EDMC) P K Khandelwal, Chief Engineer (North DMC) Sanjay Jain and other senior officials were also present.
EDMC is a network city partner of C40 cities and CCAC city network. CCAC is a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses, and civil society organizations, launched by the UN Environment Program (UNEP), committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate through actions.
The primary objective of this workshop was to build capacities of officials and help improve waste management practices in ways that address the city development priorities and reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) emission.
The workshop targeted on issues like seeking financing for municipal solid waste projects, landfill gas capture, and effective communication strategies for the Corporation and of agencies working in the field of solid waste management. During the workshop, the discussion revolved around usage and benefits of the tools to identify and formulate action plans to reduce SLCP emissions.
Commissioner Dr. Ranbir Singh chaired the workshop and showed keen interest on the issue. He said that solid waste management is one of the biggest challenges in cities and shared experience can help address them.