IPLA event - International Dialogue on Solid Waste Management Towards Zero Waste
26 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
Bogota, Colombia

The IPLA event, International Dialogue on Solid Waste Management Towards Zero Waste, was co-organized by UAESP, Bogota (United Administrative Especial de Servicios Publicos) and Office of Mayor of Bogota City from 26 to 27 March 2015 in Bogota, Colombia.

The Dialogue, which was attended by more than 300 participants from several Latin American countries, addressed a number of areas such as policies and programmes to achieve zero waste cities, financing waste management and sanitation system, waste management strategies during natural disaster and catastrophic events, social inclusion in waste management, technologies and their adaptation, and waste management in the context of climate mitigation and post-2015 development, among others.

The meeting urged implementing necessary policy measures to promote waste management as an economic industry with strong partnerships with private sector and waste entrepreneurs in Latin American region. UNCRD provides global coordination support for the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA) - a Rio+20 partnership, which has currently more than 240 registered members and partners from 70 countries around the world. As an IPLA sub-regional secretariat for Northern Latin American region, UAESP-Bogota has put up remarkable efforts to promote IPLA objectives in Colombia as well as other Latin American countries. IPLA has not only played a catalytic role to influence the Latin American countries to bring changes in the way they govern and implement waste management, it has also been instrumental in promoting "regional cooperation" in Latin America in the areas of waste management.

UAESP Event Page for more photos and videos (Spanish)

Previous/recent IPLA meetings & Events

IPLA Global Forum
IPLA Global Forum 2015 (Oct 2015, Moscow, Russia)
IPLA Global Forum 2014 of ISWA 2014 Solid Waste World Congress (Sep 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
IPLA Global Forum 2013 (Sep 2013, Boras, Sweden)
IPLA Global Forum 2012 (Sep 2012, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
Special Event of ISWA World Congress 2011 (Oct 2011, Daegu, Republic of Korea)

IPLA Launching - Side Event on Building Partnerships for Moving Towards Zero Waste (CSD-19) (May 2011, New York, USA)
CSD Intersessional Conference on on Building Partnerships for Moving towards Zero Waste (Feb 2011, Tokyo, Japan)

Regional & Sub-Regional Meeting, Workshop, Event
High-level Interactive Forum on Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation for Knowledge and Capacity Development in Waste Management (Dec 2014, Lagos, Nigeria)
SIDS 2014 Conference - Parallel Event (Off-site): Expanding Waste Management Services of Pacific Island Countries through International PPPs (Sep 2014, Apia, Samoa)
2014 IPLA Europe Forum at IFAT 2014 (May 2014, Munich, Germany)
Workshop on Moving Towards Resource Efficient and Zero Waste Cities for city and local government officials from Semarang City, Indonesia (Oct 2013, Brisbane, Australia)
IPLA Side Events during Rio+20 (Jun 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
International Meeting Bogota Zero Waste: Towards a Culture of Utilization (Feb 2012, Bogota, Colombia)
IPLA Forum of the Private Sector (Feb 2012, Nagoya, Japan)

Presentations and Speeches
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