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About this book
About this book
In the rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. This book provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development.
1. Executive Summary 2. Introduction and Key Concepts - Introducing this book - The scale of the solid waste problem - Learning from history - Moving towards sustainable solutions 3. Profiling the Reference Cities - Selecting the reference cities - Understanding the reference cities - Methodology - Information quality - City indicators 4. The Three Key Integrated Sustainable Waste Management System Elements in the Reference Cities - Waste collection: Protecting public health - Waste treatment and disposal: Front lines of environmental protection - Resource management: Valorizing recyclables and organic materials and conserving resources 5. Integrated Sustainable Waste Management Governance Features in the Reference Cities - Inclusivity - Financial sustainability - Sound institutions, proactive policies 6. Reflections and Recommendations - Reflecting back on the key messages of the book - Lessons from the cities - Putting integrated sustainable waste management into practice - Moving towards financial sustainability and the role of donors - Closing words: What makes an ISWM system sustainable?
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.