Expert workshop marks the kick-off for climate action in the Indian municipal waste sector

In order to fully exploit the mitigation potentials of all economic sectors Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) have been proven very effective. Thus, a four-day workshop now marked the kick-off for a new NAMA for the Indian municipal waste sector.


In preparation for the upcoming international climate conference in Paris, the Indian government has recently released its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). In its climate plan, India pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 33 to 35 per cent the year 2030. In order to achieve these targets, the waste sector is supposed to provide a contribution. As part of the Indo-German bilateral cooperation, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned adelphi to develop a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the Indian municipal waste sector. For planning of this new project a kick-off workshop took place from 4 to 8 October 2015 in the Indian capital Delhi. adelphi organised and facilitated the workshop.

During the four-day planning workshop, national and international experts came together to discuss the overall design of the project. One focus of the meeting was the discussion about what NAMA option is to be implemented in the project. In the study a prioritization of various NAMA options had been conducted. During the workshop the project partners also discussed the technical, financial, regulatory and institutional NAMA elements to be developed during the course of the project. In a previous project, adelphi with the project partner Perspectives had already developed a feasibility study for the development of a municipal solid waste-NAMA in India. The final decision on the selection of the NAMA option will be taken by the stakeholders in the coming weeks. Based on this decision the actual implementation of the project will start.