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Selection of Demonstration Municipalities for China IWM NAMA Project Successfully Accomplished

August 8, 2018
Discussion Round China Integrated Waste Management

On 11 July 2018, the China Integrated Waste Management (IWM) NAMA Support Project, together with its Chinese partner, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD), organized a technical review meeting to both evaluate applications submitted by Chinese cities during the last two months and select the project’s demonstration municipalities where IWM would be implemented.

Representatives from seven cities (Yangzhou and Suzhou – Jiangsu Province, Bengbu – Anhui Province, Taian and Zaozhuang – Shandong Province, Xi’An – Shanxi Province, and Lanzhou – Gansu Province) presented their current waste management approaches and shared their expectations from the IWM NAMA project. All municipalities demonstrated very distinct features in terms of size, socioeconomic situation, current status of waste management and vision for further development – with that, they presented a rather unique and varied grouping to the IWM NAMA project.

After a successful presentation and Q&A session with each of the candidate cities, application materials were reviewed and evaluated by an expert team consisting of well-known professionals and researchers in the Chinese waste management sector (China Association of Urban Environmental Sanitation (CAUES) and research and academic institutions) together with specialists from the MoHURD. These experts looked not only into quality of application materials, quantitave socio-economic indicators and the waste management situation in each municipality, but also considered cities’ potential to reduce GHG emissions in the waste sector, ambitiousness of transformations planned and motivation to implement the change.

Given the generally high quality of the presentations and diversity of conditions demonstrated by the candidates, five cities, specifically Suzhou, Taian, Xi’An, Lanzhou and Bengbu, have been recommended to become demonstration municipalities for China IWM NAMA project. Two others – Yangzhou and Zaozhuang – will be considered for up-scaling of the IWM approach.

Figure 2 – Map showcasing location of the candidate cities and their population.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Qian Mingyu
Project Director China Integrated Waste Management NAMA
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Sunflower Tower 860, Maizidian Street 37, Chaoyang District, 100125 Beijing, PR China
Tel: +86 (0)10 8527 5589 ext.105
Mob: +86 138 1052 9780