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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Cape Verde 2018
The Waste Roadmap project started with mapping of technologies and locations methods for waste collection and treatment through campaigns consisting of 104 waste sampling municipal management centres. Complementary, the project included a centralized training action of institutional technical staff on how to manage waste.
In 1995, the year of the country’s Green House Gas (GHG) inventory, solid waste was responsible for 10% of the total GHG emis-sions. In 2 000, the waste sector emissions represented 32,4% of its CO4 total emissions. In addition to these challenges, the country lacks a proper strategic and operational long term plan to support the sustainable development of the waste sector.
The solution is to develop a national strategy for the waste sector with associated training and awareness action. This initiative focus-es on the development of operational plans for 5 Islands. The project managers are working towards the implementation of various phases of waste management including waste characterization, stakeholders training and creating awareness tools.
The project has transformed Cape Verde’s waste sector into a modern and structured system, in line with best international practices and technologies with an ultimate goal to promote GHG emission reduction. Ultimately the project structures and plans the waste management for the future, in line with circular economy principles and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).