PRESS RELEASE: ILLEGAL INCINERATOR PLAN MAY RECEIVE CARBON CREDITS
January 28th, 2013
January 28th, 2013
The Clean Development Mechanism is poised to approve a proposal already stopped by the local community and the state government.
Wastepickers Tout Only Green Solution to Municipal Waste, Decry Dirty Technology
Durban, December 5, 2011 – Waste pickers attending COP17 today called for a Green Climate Fund with direct community access and an end to CDM “waste-to-energy” projects. Representatives from three continents highlighted the fact that waste pickers are the most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the waste sector.
Waste Pickers Protest CDM Incinerator in Delhi
Delhi protesters demand cancellation of the Okhla incinerator and a stop to CDM credits for incinerators, which strip waste pickers of their livelihoods and increase pollution.
Latin American Recyclers: "We are key players for the solution to the problem of waste"
Latin America, September 2011. The Network of Recyclers, Red Sealing Wax, is a representative and inclusive organization of labor movements that group Recyclers 15 countries in the region. As organized base Recyclers, adhere to the Global Day of Action Against Waste Incineration and, and alerted the authorities of our countries for damages associated with the implementation and prioritization of projects incineration and landfills.
Citizens Press Funding for Community Recycling Solutions, Not for Incinerators and Landfills
30 September 2011, Quezon City, Philippines. Citizens’ groups across the globe are pressing governments to direct scarce financial resources to support community-led, job-generating and climate-friendly solutions to waste and toxic pollution, not to polluting incinerators and landfills.
Wastepickers Demand a Global Fund and Speak Out Against Incineration
Cancun, Mexico. December 2, 2010. The Global Alliance of Wastepickers and Allies, through its representatives from Latin America, South Africa, and India, is in Cancun to speak out against Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects that fund waste incinerators and landfills, causing the displacement of recyclers and their undeniable and historic contribution to greenhouse gas mitigation.
GDA India: Wastepickers Offer a Solution to Climate Change, Decry Waste-to-Energy and Privatisation
November 30, Chennai, India. As the world’s environment ministers convene a UN meeting in Mexico to address climate change, leaders of the Alliance of Indian Wastepickers (AIW) gathered in Chennai to offer their own solution to climate change and decry false solutions such as “waste-to-energy”. The leaders warned that two such “Refuse Derived Fuel” (RDF) plants are proposed for Chennai; if implemented, these plants would displace wastepickers, thus reducing recycling, increasing unemployment and increasing greenhouse gas emissions, all while adding costs to the public. They warned that these plants are part of a national trend towards privatising waste management, resulting in higher costs, loss of livelihoods, and worse environmental outcomes. Ministers should instead look to the wastepickers to solve problems of waste and climate change.
GAIA Press Release: Wastepickers Fight Climate Change and the CDM - Demand Support for Recycling, Not Incineration!
Tianjin (China), 6 October 2010. Speaking at the United Nations negotiations on climate change, leaders of wastepicker organizations denounced waste-to-energy technologies and demanded recognition and financial support for their contribution to fighting climate change.
PRESS RELEASE: Philippines urged to speak out in favor of recycling at climate meet in China
4 October 2010, Quezon City. As government representatives converge in Tianjin, China for a crucial week-long climate meeting starting today, an environmental health and justice alliance urged negotiators from the Philippines and elsewhere to acknowledge the huge climate and livelihood benefits of recycling, and to recognize and respect informal recyclers. The Tianjin climate change conference is the last leg of negotiations before the final summit in Cancun, Mexico in November 2010.
Wastepickers Demand an Inclusive Global Climate Fund
Copenhagen, 7 December 2009 – Fifteen million people worldwide make a living from waste picking. They collect, sort, clean and in some cases, process these recyclables, returning them to industry as an inexpensive and low-carbon raw material. Wastepickers are incredibly efficient recyclers – and can achieve recycling rates higher than 80%. Their recycling work reduces emissions up to 25 times more than incineration does. Wastepickers significantly reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions through recycling rates, and could further reduce emissions given proper support.
Alert! Dirty Industries Attempt to Hijack Global Climate Talks!
3 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark. As the world’s governments convene here in Copenhagen to solve the unfolding climate crisis, polluting industries are putting up a fight. The incinerator industry, one of the world’s dirtiest, is trying to repackage itself as a “climate solution” in order to grab climate subsidies meant to support the development of clean technologies.
Global Coalition Seeks Priority Funding For Recycling To Mitigate Climate Change
30 September 2009, Quezon City, Philippines; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Berkeley, USA; Brussels, Belgium. An international coalition of public interest citizens’ groups has issued fresh calls for a new financial mechanism that will support recycling as priority climate change mitigation.
GAIA Press Release:CDM Waste Projects Undermine Poor And Increase Emissions
Neil Tangri neil(at)no-burn.org
Neil Tangri neil(at)no-burn.org
09 June 2009. Bonn, Germany: The Clean Development Mechanism’s waste projects undermine the livelihoods of poor people and increase greenhouse gas emissions, say a group of grassroots recyclers attending the United Nations climate change negotiations.
GAIA member Yuyun Ismawati wins 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize
Yuyun Ismawati of BaliFokus, Indonesia is being honored today with a Goldman Environmental Prize, the world's largest prize for grassroots environmentalists. But her innovative, community-based waste management program is threatened by waste-to-energy plants backed by carbon credits from the Clean Development Mechanism