CHF and CSA hosted Inclusive & Greener Cities: Urban Opportunities in the Face of Climate Change, Jan 24-25, 2011

CHF and CSA hosted Inclusive & Greener Cities: Urban Opportunities in the Face of Climate Change, Jan 24-25, 2011

The effect of climate change on the urban sector is highly dynamic. The effect of climate change on urban poor is even more critical. Traditionally, expansion of cities, industrial activities combined with low opportunity in rural economy push large population to urban slums. Now, unpredictable weather patterns and repeated crop failure will be adding new migrants to urban sprawl.

Cities therefore face challenges in creating environmentally friendly and inclusive growth patterns.
One such challenege is managing urban waste. Growing consumerism has thrown up a great challenge to manage mounting solid waste intelligently. Minimising and recycling of waste is absolutely crucial for combating climate change. Experience has shown that a centralised system for waste management is not the solution for cities. Decentralised waste management systems and formalising the contribution of informal waste pickers is the way forward.

CHF International and CSA hosted a two day workshop January 24-25, 2011 to examine sustainability urban management practices, particularly related to solid waste, that involve urban poor in formal system and provide better livelihoods.