VIDEO: CCAP Methane Reduction Program at Columbian Landfills

The Center for Clean Air Policy and the Government of Canada have debuted a video showcasing a program to reduce methane emissions for landfill in Colombia, South America.

Washington D.C. based not for profit environmental organization, the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and the Government of Canada have debuted a video (below) showcasing a program to reduce methane emissions for landfill in Colombia, South America.

CCAP said that it produced the film to help explain how methane mitigation benefits not only the environment but local businesses as well.

According to the Center, the methane management program in Colombia is a leading example of an evolving climate policy action called a nationally appropriate mitigation action, or NAMA.

The organization explained that NAMAs combine emission reductions with locally sustainable development. They also incorporate specific financial mechanisms that are underwritten in developing nations by donors from developed nations.

Since 2011, with the support of Environment Canada, CCAP said that it has been working on the ground in Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to explore opportunities in the waste sector involving NAMA design and development.

“The work Colombia and Canada are doing, will reduce landfill gas through recycling, composting and transforming the remaining waste into industrial fuel,” explained Ned Helme, president of CCAP.

“This process allows developed and developing countries to work together for a common goal of reducing emissions and creating a better quality of life. The international financing will spur private sector investment as well," continued Helme.

"Through this NAMA, Colombia will reduce the amount of waste going to its landfills, help protect the climate and provide sustainable employment for its people,” he added.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM9BJxwRrOI

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