El metano importa: un enfoque integral hacia la mitigación del metano

Se requiere un esfuerzo a nivel internacional para que las emisiones de metano disminuyan significativamente a escala mundial, y en los tres sectores que más emisiones generan : agricultura, energía y residuos. Según la Evaluación Mundial del Metano (GMA) del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, las emisiones de metano deberían reducirse en al menos un 45% durante esta década, la cual es decisiva para la acción climática.

Fuelling Failure is the first report to highlight the dangers fossil fuels and plastic production pose to every single UN Sustainable Development Goal. The 17 SDGs, whose 169 targets aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030,” touch on a diverse range of issues and challenges such as biodiversity, work, health, inequality and food. The goals apply to all countries, rich and poor, with the aim of ensuring that “no one will be left behind.” In contrast, plastic reduction and zero waste strategies would help us meet the world’s SDG’s, fast.

The paper was produced by researchers at the University of Sussex on behalf of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative and key civil society partners with expertise across the SDGs: 350.org, ActionAid, REN21, Stand.earth, CAN South Asia, UNRISD, Food and Water, Rapid Transition Alliance, Leave It In the Ground Initiative, GAIA, CAN International, Center for Biological Diversity, Stamp Out Poverty, MOCICC, Power Shift Africa, WECAN and Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development.

With organics making up more than 50% of solid waste in Asia, managing this waste stream will have a huge impact on waste management and the reduction of methane emissions. 

With superb illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, “Back to Earth” encourages people to explore every facet of composting: whether in a sprawling backyard or in a limited space such as a high-rise apartment, composting can be customized to suit any situation. 

The most important message, however, is that composting is a simple and yet effective step anyone can take to help alleviate the burden on our landfills, replenish soil nutrients, and reduce carbon and methane emissions. 

In light of recent promotional statements from technology providers, governments, and academic and research institutions, this report looks at the proposed application of converting municipal waste into fuel, namely for gas turbine aircraft engines.

In a world where climate and waste crises are worsening at a staggering rate, the idea of turning waste into fuels might sound like a great solution. Companies like Fulcrum Bioenergy and Velocys have been catching media attention by claiming that they have developed a technology that can produce jet fuels from waste.

This booklet is a guide that is aimed at all waste pickers who face challenges where they work, focusing particularly on those working on landfill sites, although street pickers are mentioned briefly throughout. It is a brief look at what organizing of waste pickers is and the benefits organizing may provide people working in this sector of the South African economy. It can be used by any waste picker who is interested in solving problems that they and the waste pickers they work with may have where they work.

The report Sachet Economy: Big Problems in Small Packets looks into the sachet economy in the Philippines that continues to add to and worsen the growing plastics pollution problem, how the big businesses corrupted Filipino’s tingi culture, and a new study by the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education of the University of Santo Tomas that looks into the public attitude towards plastic pollution. The report presents new findings and recommendations for companies and policymakers to address the onslaught of plastic sachet waste in the Philippines.

Construir una economía resiliente se tornó más urgente que nunca en el contexto de la pandemia  del COVID-19. El sector de manejo de residuos normalmente ocupa entre 4 y 19% de los presupuestos municipales. Aunque los sistemas de basura cero son conocidos por sus beneficios ambientales, són también una estrategia rentable y práctica para el manejo de residuos, que además es muy favorable en términos económicos.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to build a resilient economy is more pressing than ever. Today, waste management is a sector that typically uses up to 4-19% of municipal budgets. While zero waste systems are known for their wide-range of environmental benefits, they are also an affordable and practical strategy to waste management that is greatly economically advantageous.