ISWA held its first in a series of COVID-19 themed webinars on the 29th of April 2020. The webinar series will focus on answering questions about how Waste Management can and is responding to the challenges of this healthcare crisis.
This course provides an overview of the municipal solid waste management situation in developing countries covering key elements of the waste management system, with its technical, environmental, social, financial and institutional aspects.
The course "Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries" launched on the Coursera Internet platform* and was conceptualized by eawag, a research institute within the ETH Domain, which comprises the Federal Institutes of Technology ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne and four research institutes – PSI, WSL, Empa and Eawag.
Illegal and poorly managed e-waste is polluting our environment, harming human health, and contributing to human-made climate change. The worst impacts are often in the countries that are least equipped to manage it. By recycling materials contained in e-waste we can save on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from primary mining, we can create green jobs, and we can create economic opportunities. This course is designed for anyone with an interest in taking action on managing our e-waste.
The course materials have been developed in partnership between Climate-KIC and the following:
- The United Nations Environment Programme Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (UNEP/BRS)
- Our university partner, KU Leuven, in Belgium
- The World Resources Forum, based in Switzerland.
This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. Sustainable urban transformation refers to structural transformation processes – multi-dimensional and radical change – that can effectively direct urban development towards ambitious sustainability and climate goals.
The course "Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities" is launched by Cousera*.
The Age of Sustainable Development" gives an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
The course "The Age of Sustainable Development" is launched by Cousera*.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy principle which can help eliminate pollution through packaging waste, moving towards a circular economy. This course will introduce you to the concept and key elements of EPR schemes. Beyond that, it is a practical guide for the introduction of EPR, particularly in developing countries.
The course was developed by WWF in cooperation with PREVENT Waste Alliance.