Introduction, Velma I. Grover; waste-to-energy - comprehensive recycling's best chance?, John A. Merritt; energy-from-waste - a perspective from developing countries, A.A. Oladimej et al. Technologies: biomass as a source of energy, J. Mata-Alvarez and S. Mace; small diameter forest residues for soil rehabilitation, Tatjana Stevanovic Janezic; bio-reactors for wastes fermentation and fuels production - relevant thermodynamic and process parameters, knowledge and engineering data, Marija S. Todorovic et al; electricity from biomass and biological wastes - European scenario, Emmanuel G. Koukios and Kyriakos D. Panopoulos; electrokinetic soil processing for energy from waste, Kyoung-Woong Kim and Soon-Oh Kim. Case studies: the TEAM (TERI's Enhanced Acidification and Methanation) process for biomethanation of organic municipal solid waste, Bindiya Goel; industrial biomethanation practices for decentralized energy from waste - options for Sri Lanka, Ajith de Alwis; energy from landfill gas utilization in Canada, Edward A. McBean et al; landfill biogas management - case of Chilean sanitary landfills, Jose Arellano; energy from waste - case study from Brazil, T. Cassis de Brito Galvao and Willer M. Pos; current situation of waste incineration and energy recovery in Germany, Bernt Johnke; thermal treatment of waste in Vienna - an ecological solution, Helmut Loffler; co-firing - primary energy saving and carbon dioxide avoidance, Ivo Bouwmans; baled MSW and associated problems in the context of fire hazard, William Hogland et al. Waste to energy and climate change issues: waste, energy and climate changes, J. Gupta and Frederic Gagnon-Lebrun; waste, recycling and climate change - US perspective, Frank Ackerman. Health impacts: incineration and human health - characterization and monitoring of incineration releases and their impact, Michelle Allsopp et al. Social impacts: socially responsive energy from urban solid wastes in developing countries, Christine Furedy and Alison Doig. Marketing issues for waste to energy technologies: the market for small-scale waste gasification/pyrolysis projects - preliminary scoping study, Sarah Knapp Dent.