Circular development pathway

The circular development pathway and new models of production and consumption build sustainable societies that use recyclable, sharable and replenishing resources to end the linear model of produce, consume, discard.

Through this pathway, local and regional governments decouple urban and economic development from resource consumption and factor environmental and social costs into the price of goods and services. They encourage equitable access to resources and create closed-loop urban and peri-urban systems. They support new local economies that are productive and not extractive, where resources are exchanged and not wasted. Local and regional governments prioritize sustainable waste management and work with the business sector from early-market engagement to the delivery of solutions that support local sustainability goals and that meet the needs of all citizens. They use procurement power to green economies.



Development of Holistic Strategy and Action Plan for Plastic Waste Management in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

IGES Center Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (IGES – CCET) works with UNEP-IETC to provide guidance on waste management strategies and their implementation. In India, ICLEI South Asia has been selected as the technical partner, to support the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in developing a plastic waste management strategy and action plan for the city of Hyderabad. Guidance on a state-level policy will also be developed. A pilot project that would result in building capacities of the GHMC to manage plastic waste in accordance with stipulated national Rules, will also be implemented.

Circular Economy Solutions Preventing Marine Litter in Ecosystems

The overall objective is to support the setting up and facilitation of the Project Management Unit for the implementation of the Circular Economy Solution preventing the Marine Litter Project in Tamil Nadu.

Alliance to End Plastic Waste

The overall objective is to identify and develop investment-ready potential projects that helps in preventing leakage of plastic in the environment and promote circular solutions.

AdoptIUWM : Adopting Integrated Urban Water Management in Indian Cities

“Adopting Integrated Urban Water Management in Indian Cities” (AdoptIUWM) Project is a European Commission Funded Project for capacity building and undertaking water sector reforms for 2 cities in Rajasthan and 2 cities in Maharashtra.

Revision of the CPHEEO Manual on Municipal Solid Waste Management

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, under their Indo-German Environment Partnership (IGEP) Program, is supporting the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India to revise the existing CPHEEO manual on municipal SWM in order to better support political decision-makers, administrative staff, supervisors and service providers in implementing an integrated municipal solid waste management system throughout the country.

Integrated Water Resources Management for Two Cities in Madhya Pradesh, India

ICLEI-South Asia has collaborated with India Water partnership in carrying out “Water Campaign” i.e. Integrated Water Resources Management project for two cities, Gwalior and Katni of Madhya Pradesh, India.

SUNYA: Towards zero waste in South Asia

Solid waste management is a major concern for all urban areas. Asian cities with larger populations and an increase in the consumption of resources and production of waste has created a much bigger impact on the economic and social aspects of waste management. It is obvious that the endless amount of waste cannot be treated as garbage and thrown out into landfills. It is therefore imperative to treat the waste produced as a resource.

Solid Waste Management Exposure Workshop under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) Phase III

National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) supported by MoHUA plans to conduct Solid Waste Management Exposure Workshops for the officials of 1600 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) Phase III (2018 – 2019). Under this project, ICLEI South Asia will conduct Solid Waste Management Exposure Workshops for the local government officials from 120 ULBs in Hyderabad, Pimpri Chinchwad, and Warangal.

Supporting the Development of Sustainable Solid Waste Management Strategies for the Mountainous Regions of Pakistan, India, and Nepal

The proposed study is a scientific attempt to analyze the magnitude, composition, and seasonal variation of solid waste generation in the Himalayan region. The project envisages providing the requisite technical support to assess the baseline situation of waste management in the identified study area and to engage all relevant stakeholders in a dialogue to arrive at guidelines for sustainable solid waste management in Himalayan states and mountainous regions in the country.




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