We promote carbon emission reductions

Reducing methane emissions from the waste sector is one of the fastest ways to mitigate the effects of climate change in the short term.

This program aims to accelerate the implementation of methane mitigation projects in the waste sector and create enabling conditions for a sustained expansion of organic waste management technologies that bring significant environmental, economic and social benefits. It also aims to create a community of practice in the regions it supports, raise awareness of concrete actions that can reduce methane emissions, and build capacity.

2017
Reciclo Orgánicos program Chile
In 2017, the Program Recycle Organics Chile was created to reduce the emission of gases harmful to the atmosphere in the solid waste sector.
2017
2022
Recycle Organics Latin America Program
In September 2022, the Recycle Organics Latin America program was launched to provide support to countries that have committed to reducing global methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 through the "Global Methane Pledge" agreement. The program was implemented in six countries: Uruguay, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Chile.
2022
2023
Canada joins the challenge
In March 2023, the Canadian government financed the expansion of the project to four Caribbean countries: Belize, Saint Lucia, Guyana, and Grenada. The primary objective of this initiative is to accelerate methane mitigation efforts, develop regulatory frameworks, build capacity, and facilitate knowledge exchange throughout the region.
2023
March 2023
1st workshop Latin America and the Caribbean
The first workshop was held in Chile in March 2023 with the objective of maintaining momentum from the Global Methane Pledge. The workshop brought together senior government officials, climate finance experts, and private sector representatives from 10 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to accelerate the implementation of policies and projects that will reduce methane emissions in the waste sector.
March 2023
April 2023
Recycle Organics Program Expands to the Pacific Islands
With support from Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Recycle Organics program expanded geographically to the Pacific Islands, supporting Fiji and Samoa in reducing their methane emissions from the waste sector.
April 2023
September 2023
Recycle Organics launches new project in the Maldives
Recycle Organics and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) launch a new initiative in the Maldives. The project focuses on equipping the government with enhanced information and methodologies for estimating detrimental emissions originating from the waste sector, leading to improved conditions for revising and reporting their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
September 2023
September 2023
Recycle Organics expands to Togo
With support from CCAC, the program expanded to Togo for an initiative that supports the Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources in developing a Waste Management Roadmap that will outline distinct climate actions to support the country in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) from its waste sector in line with the country’s existing national policies and NDCs for the capital city of Lomé.
September 2023
October 2023
Recycle Organics teams up with LEDS LAC and the GMH to launch a new Community of Practice in Latin America and the Caribbean
Recycle Organics teams up with LEDS LAC and the Global Methane Hub to develop a Community of Practice on the reduction of methane emissions from organic waste (CoP Met-LAC) that supports 10 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. In November, the first in-person workshop was held in Bogota, Colombia.
October 2023
October 2023
Recycle Organics and CCAC support 3 Latin American countries to reduce methane emissions from the waste sector
Recycle Organics and CCAC partner again to further support Brazil, Honduras and Uruguay to identify cost efficient implementation measures and fit-for-purpose policy and regulations to advance the implementation of country-specific waste management projects.
October 2023

Working together to reduce methane emissions from the waste sector

The CCAP and ImplementaSur team together have several decades of experience in organic waste management, climate finance and technical assistance for project implementation.
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Allison Bender-Corbett

Program Director, representative CCAP
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Gerardo Canales

Program Director, IS representative
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Brooks Shaffer

General Program Coordinator on behalf of CCAP
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Beltrán Duhart

Program coordinator and technical consultant
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Daniela Bermúdez

General program coordinator on behalf of IS
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Felipe Poblete

Responsible Costa Rica and technical expert in biodigestion
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Ana Him

Research analyst on behalf of CCAP
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Diana Rodríguez

Technical program coordinator on behalf of CCAP
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Isidora Pemjean

Responsible Dominican Republic and Uruguay and technical expert on sanitary landfill
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Magdalena Merino

Technical Assistance Chile, Peru and Mexico and biodigestion technical expert
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Montserrat Araya

Responsible Samoa and technical expert in emissions reduction
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Catalina Veloso

Analyst
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Graciela Hernández

Analyst
Caio Raposo

Caio Raposo

Climate Policy Associate
Mariana Martins

Mariana Martins

Climate Policy Associate
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Santiago Uribe

Climate Policy Associate
Sebastián Delorenzo

Sebastián Delorenzo

Analyst
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Greg Barlow

Coordinator of Communications and Content
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Joaquín Acevedo

Coordinator of Communications and Content

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