Invited Session: Closing Dumpsites
Designing Socially and Financially Sustainable Waste Systems in Emerging Markets (0.5 CEU)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
9:00 – 10:00
Moderator: Ana Loureiro, Director of Communications, Environment Global Facilities, Portugal
As countries and cities develop into emerging markets, replacing open dumps with sustainable, integrated waste management systems is essential to progressing their economy. Developing these systems via public-private partnerships (PPP) is a pathway that many governments are considering. A PPP does provide an opportunity to develop a waste system with a combination of public and private funds. However, a PPP will only succeed if all parties understand the social and financial risks and agree to a strategic business case analysis that defines a clear pathway to replacing open dumps with an integrated waste system, and mitigates potential risks.
By attending this presentation, participants will be provided with guidance on developing a business case analysis that can be used to design integrated waste system strategies that are financially bankable and environmentally sustainable, as well as socially and politically acceptable. Participants will also be provided with a case study and strategic planning worksheets.