2018 Oct. 05 12:00 PM
2018 Oct. 05 13:15 PM

REW 2018: Strengthening International Alliances for the Localization of Waste-to-Energy Solutions

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization will be participating in a panel session during the Russian Energy Week 2018 on the topic of "Strengthening International Alliances for the Localization of Waste-to-Energy Solutions". The panel session will take place on 5 October 2018 from 14:00-15:15 (Moscow time) in room: Manege on the 2nd floor (conference hall A).


Background information

By 2050 global amounts of municipal solid waste are estimated to reach 3 billion tonnes per year. Waste managers and decision-makers in developing and emerging countries have to respond to increasing health and environmental problems and the discontent of the population coupled with rapidly growing energy demands. In recent times waste-to-energy (WtE) has been increasingly viewed as a solution. The volume of MSW in the Russian Federation has been steadily increasing in recent years. It is expected that by 2025 MSW generation in Russia will reach between 70 and 80 million tons per year. The current amount of accumulated landfill waste in the Russian Federation is enough to load the Trans-Siberian railroad to full capacity for 2,400 years. Efforts are under way to identify projects and solutions. However, there are several challenges, such as adopting waste-to-energy solutions which are specific to each waste management culture, high CAPEX and OPEX, limited opportunities for technology localization, and establishing a value-added domestic manufacturing sector, to name but a few. At the session, practitioners and experts from Germany, Austria, Brazil, India, Russia, and China will discuss success factors and multilateral sustainable solutions to industrialize the waste-to-energy supply chain. They will also focus on ways international alliances can be forged to achieve sustainable solutions, such as through institutional agreements and articulation; innovative decentralized technological solutions and business models, regulatory and innovative financial instruments, and PPP mechanisms.


Carlos Ernesto Chanduvi Suarez — Senior Coordinator, Climate and Innovation Technologies, Energy Department, UNIDO

Albina Dudareva — Chairwoman of the Commission on Ecology and Environmental Protection of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Gerhard Kiennast — President, Environmental Concepts Exchange Association (ECEXA)
Philipp Krakau — Chief Operating Officer, Pflüger International GmbH
Nikolay Kuzmin — Chairman, Standing Committee on Ecology and Nature Management of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region
Walter Scharf — Chief Executive Officer, Partner, IUT Waste Management Solutions; Chairman, ÖNORM Committee on Reuse and Recycling of Waste
Viktor Haefeli — Senior Advisor, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications of the Swiss Confederation; Vice-President, Swiss Association for Environmental Technology

Front row participants: 
Sergey Korotkov — Director, UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation
Veronica Peshkova — President, Foundation for the Development of Public Diplomacy Women's Perspective; Goodwill Ambassador, UNIDO
Carlos Jose Serapiao Jr. — Energy Attache, Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil in the Russian Federation
Christoph Schuerholz — Partner, ECO Mondia Green Technology GmbH

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