1st Regional Organic Recycling Workshop LAC

From March 21-23, the 1st Regional Organic Recycling Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Santiago, Chile: "30% methane reductions by 2030: How do we achieve this for the waste sector?"

The workshop aimed to continue the motivation arising from the Global Methane Commitment, convening senior government officials, climate finance experts and private sector representatives to accelerate the implementation of policies and projects to achieve methane emission reductions in the waste sector.

This event was organized by the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and ImplementaSur, thanks to the support of the Global Methane Hub (GMH) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). This first meeting marked the launch of the program focused on 10 countries in the region: Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Grenada, Mexico, Peru, Saint Lucia and Uruguay, with the aim of generating an exchange of knowledge, establishing new connections, promoting learning, as well as encouraging the development of successful experiences for the reduction of methane emissions in the waste sector.

The event was an interesting instance that combined theory and practice, including the exchange of experiences on mitigation actions in the sector, presentations by public policy and private sector experts, as well as field visits to highlight projects in operation that are reducing emissions in the sector in the region. The workshop also examined relevant aspects of financing for project design and implementation.

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The Workshop will take place from 21-23 March. The activities of each day will be:

Tuesday March 21st

  • 08:10 - 10:10 horas
    Welcome & Introduction
  • 10:30 - 11:45 horas
    Module 1: Strategies to accelerate methane mitigation within the waste sector and to meet the ambition of the Global Methane Pledge and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
  • 11:45 - 13:00 horas
    Module 2: Implementation of emission reduction projects in the waste sector
  • 13:45 - 18:00 horas
    Methane mitigation project visits
  • 19:00 – 21:00 horas
    Cocktail reception

Wednesday March 22nd

  • 09:00 - 17:00 horas
    Methane mitigation projects visits
  • 19:00 - 22:00 horas
    Cultural Dinner with Santiago View, Cerro San Cristobal

Thursday March 23rd

  • 09:00 - 10:15 horas
    Module 3: National MSW policies in LAC to achieve the objectives of the global methane pledge and the Paris Agreement
  • 10:35 – 11:50 horas
    Module 4: Financial instruments and mechanisms for implementing waste management projects
  • 11:50 - 12:50 horas
    Module 5: Behavioural perspectives for organic waste policies
  • 14:00 - 15:30 horas
    Module 6: Knowledge-sharing clinic
  • 15:50 - 16:30 horas
  • 16:30 - 17:00 horas
    Closing speech and next steps
  • 17:00 horas
    Final Group Photo


Magda Correa

Especialista Senior de la División de Agua y Saneamiento
Banco Inter-Americano de Desarrollo

Rodolfo Lacy

OECD Director for Climate Action and Environment for Latin America
Special Envoy on Climate Matters to the United Nations

Tomás Saieg Paez

Oficina de Implementación Legislativa y Economía Circular

Marcelo Mena

Global Methane Hub (GMH)