A sustainable handling of waste is key to improving not only health and quality of life by reducing vectors for disease transmission, but also to ensure reduced climate impact. Technologies that allow for a more circular utilisation of resources through recycling and reuse, and minimised methane emissions from waste dump sites, in effect also contribute to more healthy communities. This cross-sectorial link provides many development co-benefits. The realisation has led to innovations such as methane capturing for biogas used in devices ranging from cooking stoves to biofuel engines, and innovative waste-to-energy technologies. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
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The Kyrgyz Republic is a land locked and lower-middle-income country of 6,3 million population endowed with natural resources including minerals, glaciers, arable land, forestry and pastures. The country is the third most vulnerable to climate change impacts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, due to its dependency on and sensitivity of agricultural systems.
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Feasibility study for Carbon Mineralization by using CO2 issued from coal power plant for recycling ash slag in Cao Ngan coal power plantType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Currently, there exist 20 coal-fired power plants in operation with a total capacity of nearly 14,500 MW, which generate about 15.7 million tons of coal slag per year, of which coal ash accounts for 75%. It is predicted that by the year 2020, there will be 43 factories, which will generate more than 30 million tons of coal slag per year. At present, there are no suitable solutions for this huge amount of slag.
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Tonga's Nationally Determined Contribution emphasizes the need for energy efficiency in the transport and electricity sectors due to their high share of GHG emission of about 63%. Tonga has requested CTCN fast technical assistance to further revise the Tonga Energy Efficiency Master Plan (TEEMP) to reflect the socio-economic benefits, cost-benefit analysis, time frame for interventions under TEEMP and economic contribution.