During one year, the total solid waste collection has been reduced by 33% in Kandy, Sri Lanka
through social awareness programs and continuous monitoring. Waste collectors received better
market prices for recyclable materials, and waste reduction from landfills was addressed.
Initially, there were only few centers that sold/bought recyclable waste items. The Kandy
Municipal Council then established more recycling centers within the area with increased
rates. These centers are now popular among the residents and with the floating population. It
is an encouragement to separate recyclable items without disposing them as waste.
The Da Nang Enviromental Protection Agency in Vietnam decided to implement its pilot activity
in a primary school of Quang Trung. This school has trageted to reduce 15 to 30% of GHG
emission through the efficient use of resources, energy saving, climate-friendly and
environmental protection activities. The school has established "Environmental
Protection Board" to provide environmental education at the school as well as to execute
environmental friendly activities, such as waste management, tree plantation, energy saving
measures, solar energy use for hot water, etc.
Matale Municipal Council in Sri Lanka targeted to reduce 5 % of solid waste dumped to the
dumping ground through the promotion and supports the implementation of 3Rs related
In Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, the activity provided garbage bins to households to dispose their
segregated waste. Recyclable materials in the bins were thus sold, bringing income to
household and collector creating jobs.
The green path project at Kurunegala, Sri Lanka proposed by the citizen committee encourages
people to walk and also by provides a pleasant and safe environment. During the construction
phase, this activity created local jobs. The green path will reduce risk of pedestrian road
accidents as this path is dedicated only for walking.
Mandandawela GN division of Matale Municipal Council in Sri Lanka carried out solid waste
management by implementing home gardening, disseminating knowledge and information on low
carbon initiatives. The environmental and public health issues created by waste addressed by
proper waste management, and reporting of dengue cases significantly reduced.
The Rayong Municipality in Thailand implemented energy conservation program by changing the
fluorescent lamps to more energy efficient lamps (with reflectors) in the public library.
On the occasion of 2012 Earth Hour, the ‘Energy Saving Day’ was held by Hue
City’s Authority (Vietnam) in collaboration with partners. The activities included
awareness raising on energy conservation, promotion of energy efficient home appliances, and
changing incandescent light bulbs. Handbooks and posters were delivered to all administrative
units under Hue Authority and to the seven member colleges of Hue University with simple
guidelines on how to save and use electricity and public water more efficiently. It was
accompanied with an official mandate from the city’s Mayor asking relevant units and
colleges to disseminate and implement such guidelines. Hue City also organized the
‘Recycling and Cycling Festival’ by organizing the cycling tour around the city,
cycling and recycling promotion, awareness raising, etc. The Festival attracted more than 500
young people, and was shown on local TV and published in local newspapers. There was also a
competition on recycling initiatives with 10 awards and campaign medals.
This project can be scalable at two levels at LCC project level and at city level.
At project level, this project introduced and applied Bilan Carbone® (a GHG emission
calculation tool) and a Territorial Climate and Energy Plan in ten cities to mitigate and
adapt to climate change. This methodology could be introduced to other interested cities in a
more comprehensive manner. Emission factors for various activities or processes, such as
electricity use, fossil fuel use, food consumptions, travel by various modes, waste
generation, infrastructures in the city, etc., for Asian cities is an important research area
to provide reliable GHG emission inventory to help develop a Territorial Climate and Energy
At the city level, Kurunegala Municipal Council (Sri Lanka) has already prepared to scale up
the green path activity to cover the entire lake round road with the length of approximately
4.5 km. By extending the green path to a total length of 5.5 km, a greater public awareness
on the use of alternative modes of transport will be promoted. It is estimated that a total
investment of around USD 170,000 will be required to implement this project of which USD
23,000 has already been spent. Sources of funding shall be mainly from revenues of the
Municipality Council with donor support.
Following the multiple benefits from the pilot project at Katugastota, Kandy Municipal
Council (KMC) in Sri Lanka, it is planned to introduce similar activities in other areas of
the KMC as well. For example, KMC will replicate this plan to the "Mawilmada road"
Based on achievements made, Chau Doc town's People Committee in Vietnam is planning to
replicate the activities in all areas of the town. In addition, activity materials will be
submitted to provincial level for use in other activities.
Based on the results of the pilot project at Quang Trung Primary School, Da Nang
Environmental Protection Agency in Vietnam is planning to propose to the Department of
Education and Training for testing similar activities in other schools in the city.