Carlos Silva Filho, Executive Director, ABRELPE and ISWA Vice President, Brazil
Carlos Silva Filho has actively participated in the creation, development and implementation of some of the Brazilian federal laws applied to waste management, such as Federal Law n. 11.079/2004 (Brazilian Private-Public Partnership [PPP] framework); Federal Law n. 11.445/2007 (National Basic Sanitation Policy) and Law n. 12.305/2010 (Solid Waste National Policy). As legal advisor and chair of the Legal Issues Working Group from ABRELPE, Senhor Silva was intrumental in the legislative process that ended with the implementation of many Brazilian legal frameworks.
Sr. Filho consults in PPP projects. After the creation and implementation of the PPP framework in Brazil, some companies and municipalities asked for consultation to develop such projects. Since 2003, Senhor Silva provided coordination of the national survey, which resulted in the annual publication of the Panorama of Solid Waste in Brazil. The publication presents up-to-date information regarding the waste sector in the country. The publication has become a reference for waste information from Brazil for different institutions such as World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and the Brazilian Government.
Sr. Filho is a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Waste Management Outlook, a tool to provide an authoritative overview, analysis and recommendations for action on policy instruments and financing models for waste management, under development by the UN Environment (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), and in collaboration with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). He consults in administrative and economic regulation law, environmental law and solid waste management. He is author of articles, researches and studies on administrative, business and economic regulation law focused on the solid waste sector.
Sr. Filho is author of the book Gestão de Resíduos Sólidos: o que diz a lei (Solid Waste Management: What the Law Says), published by Trevisan Editors in August 2012 and co-author of books related to waste management: Municipal Waste Management Systems, Reverse Logistics and E-Waste, New Perspectives for Waste Management in Brazil and Legal Framework for an Adequate Management of Used Pesticide Packaging.
Sr. Filho is the organizer, coordinator and speaker of national and international congresses, seminars, courses and workshops.