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,
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 activities.
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 Plan.
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
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.