As the URBAN-WASTE project is coming to its end, the technical partners and the pilot cities and regions are now assessing the environmental, social and economic benefits of the eco-innovative measures which were deployed across these pilots. A perfect opportunity for a webinar, on 12 April!
Thanks to the project’s technical partners, BOKU University, Consulta Europa, University of Copenhagen, Bioazul, Aarhus University and Ambiente Italia, the project’s two next webinars will be dedicated to presenting these benefits to the wider public, especially targeting local and regional authorities, wastre management workers and policy makers. These partners will translate and adapt the findings from the project to the objectives of the webinars: present the replicability potential and enhance the exploitation of the project’s outcomes. The first one, titled “Quantifying the environmental impact of waste management practices in tourism” will take place on 12 April at 11.00.
Over the course of 2017 and 2018, the 11 pilots were implementing various measures locally, ranging from biowaste management, separate waste collection and diverting different waste streams from landfills, adapting general waste management practices to tourism processes and enhancing existing tools with new IT solutions, waste collection infrastructure and much more. It’s worth mentioning the involvement of local stakeholders which played an important role in the both set-up and implementation phase.
The findings and the approach used for assessing the environmental benefits will be presented on a case by case scenario, whether in CO2 savings or other measurable and coparable units. This approach doesn’t only allow us to quantify the overall benefits of the measures but will also allow external participants and audience to use the same approach to quantify the benefits of their own strategies and practices compared to their own baseline scenarios. This is why the webinar will be made suitable for local and regional authorities and decision makers.
11:00 Welcome and introduction
11:10 Quantification and assessment of the environmental benefits of waste management practices in tourism, Gudrun Obersteiner, BOKU University
11:30 Replicability potential of the URBAN-WASTE measures, Christian Fetner, University of Copenhagen
11.45 Questions from the audience
11.50 Intervention by the City of Copenhagen, Line Line Brogaard and Birte Busch Thomsen, City of Copenhagen