Climate Change and Waste

Egypt
Egypt Third National Communication. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) March 2016 “With regards to the waste sector, common mitigation opportunities for different solid waste types include improved sanitary landfilling, incineration with energy recovery (IER), gasification, anaerobic digestion, composting and co-firing in cement kilns.”
Egypt’s National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change And Disaster Risk Reduction Egypt’s Cabinet Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC) December 2011
Egypt Second National Communication. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) May 2010 “The energy sector is the primary contributor to emissions of GHGs in Egypt, followed by agriculture, industrial processes and then the waste sector.”
The Arab Republic of Egypt: Initial National Communication on Climate Change Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) June 1999 “Mitigation actions to reduce CO2 mainly cover the energy and industrial processing sectors, while those for CH4 mainly cover the agriculture/ livestock and waste sectors.”

 

International
The Climate Change Mitigation Potential of the Waste Sector.

 

Illustration of the potential for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector in OECD countries and selected emerging economies; Utilisation of the findings in waste technology transfer

Regine Vogt, Cassandra Derreza-Greeven, Jürgen Giegrich, Günter Dehoust, Alexandra Möck, Cornelia Merz on behalf of the Federal Environment Agency (Germany) February 2015 “This study presents the greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential of municipal solid waste (MSW) management in OECD countries as well as India and Egypt.”
Waste and Climate Change. Global Trends and Strategy Framework United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 2010
Waste management options and climate change Alison Smith, Keith Brown, Steve Ogilvie, Kathryn Rushton and

Judith Bates,  for European Commission, DG Environment

2001 “This document is the final report of a study undertaken for the European Commission Environment Directorate General by AEA Technology to assess the climate change impacts of options for municipal solid waste (MSW) management in the EU. The study covers the fifteen member states of the European Union and the time horizon 2000 to 2020.”