Waste Revolution, Inducing the Change in Private Sector – IWM NAMA Training Series for Private Sector officially launched

August 29, 2019

On August 29th, the IWM NAMA training series for private sector titled “Waste Revolution, Sustainable & Low-Carbon Waste Management” arrived at its first stop at Tus-Holdings Co., Ltd. Jointly organized with the Tus Energy & Environment Research Institute, the first training session attracted over 20 waste management planners, designers and engineers from various departments/sub-companies of Tus-Holdings Co., Ltd.

Tus-Holdings Co., Ltd., established in July 2000, is the former Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark) Development Center founded in August 1994. As a Science & Technology (S&T) investment holdings group, Tus-Holdings takes full responsibility for developing, constructing, operating and managing TusPark. It is also one of the first National Demonstration Enterprises in the modern service industry. The group holds shares of around 800 enterprises, among which is Tus Environment – the first national enterprise specializing in environmental protection and providing solutions for all stages of waste management from collection to treatment and disposal.

The first training session focused on the following two thematic areas:

  • Low-Carbon Development and Integrated Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management in China
  • How MSW sector can be involved in the carbon market?

Ms. Liu Xiao, Senior Technical Advisor of IWM NAMA Project, systematically elaborated how to develop a sound integrated MSW management system. She started from describing the status quo of MSW management globally and in China, and continued by introducing the basic concepts of integrated MSW management, the indicators for its evaluation and the governance instruments that can be applied to transform waste management towards increased sustainability. In addition, Ms. Liu Xiao underlined how the relevant stakeholders could solve the problems associated with the transformation of the waste sector by considering products life-cycles and adopting the concept of circular economy.

Later, Ms. Zhou Hongming, Senior Manager of Sino Carbon Co., Ltd., gave a comprehensive introduction to the establishment and development of the carbon market in China, outlined the offset mechanism of China’s Pilot Carbon Market (combined with the implementation of CDM and CCER projects in China) and described the opportunities/scenarios for the companies involved in MSW management to take part in the carbon market. Eventually, Ms. Zhou listed several suggestions on how private sector can accelerate their green and low-carbon development.

The IWM NAMA training series for private sector will continue its journey with the events taking place every two months in order to bring the IWM concept as well as innovative technological solutions and best practices in low-carbon MSW management to a broad range of private sector representatives.

We look forward to your continuous interest and proactive involvement in our training activities!

“Waste Revolution, Sustainable & Low-Carbon Waste Management”

About the IWM NAMA training series for private sector

The IWM NAMA project aims to reduce GHG emissions of China’s waste sector and to induce a transformational change towards the low-carbon and sustainable future. In the past 30 years, China’s municipal waste management has developed rapidly from “zero” to the full waste collection and treatment coverage in urban areas. At a current stage, China’s MSW sector is experiencing yet another transformation – this time towards integrated, smooth and technologically advanced waste management.

In the context of a rapid marketization and the influx of capital, the role of the private sector in MSW management has become increasingly prominent. Its demand for technological innovation and desire to explore new business models is driving the area to constantly evolve and change. Through the IWM NAMA training series for private companies, we aim to establish a dialogue with China’s leading MSW management companies to be able to discuss the status quo and the emerging trends from various perspectives including policy, technology and entrepreneurship. We believe that this dialogue will help to jointly find responses to the arising challenges in MSW management in China and in the world.