Phnom Penh’s rapid pace of urbanization and economic development asks for a holistic waste management system. Unsustainable waste management practices negatively impact water and soil, posing serious health risks to citizens. Methane, a powerful GHG emitted by landfills, is one of the most significant contributors to climate change. Nexus is partnering up with the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and IGES (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies) to convene city stakeholders to work on the formulation of a waste management strategy for Phnom Penh.
On the 20th of October we launched the project with an inception workshop. The successful event gathered over 50 participants from central and local governments as well as academia and development practitioners. The workshop was chaired by Phnom Penh Capital Hall, together with the Ministry of Environment and the National Council for Sustainable Development.