Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) funding for incineration and landfills currently represents a lost opportunity to reduce pollution and help improve the  welfare and standards of living of some of the poorest people in the world. Additionally, this funding incentivizes the destruction of valuable resources that would otherwise have been recovered with significant climate benefits. The following are a few examples of waste projects that have been approved or are being considered for CDM approval, and where there is growing community and waste worker opposition to the project.

News and Current Campaigns

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Mayors Stand Up to Incinerator... In blow to the polluting incinerator industry, 250 mayors unanimously vote for renewable energy plan that does not include municipal waste burning F...
Monday, June 19: Members of Global Movement #break... PRESS RELEASE: Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) Speaks at American Chemistry Council Conference; Addresses Plastic Pollution Groups Representing 800+ NGOs G...
Community victory against incineration in Mexico After a meeting of the Tizayuca Communities and the Hidalgo State Government, the Tizayuca incinerator project was temporarily cancelled in order to b...
Community action defeats waste burning in cement k... BREAKING: Small community stands up to world’s largest cement company, wins Goldman Environmental Prize Thanks to Uroš S. Macerl and Eko krog, the...