Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) is the tool created to mitigate the effects of climate change in developing countries. One of the projects being developed by Colombia is the NAMA RSM, which aims to analyze waste disposal systems and technologies with greater socioeconomic benefits that could be implemented to reduce greenhouse gases.

Anthesis Lavola offers the expertise of the Climate Change team for the development of the NAMA RSM. During the technical approach of the project, an emissions model will be developed to establish a basis on which to evaluate potential actions for emissions mitigation in the treatment and disposal of municipal solid waste in Colombia.

The model will evaluate different technologies and their cost-effectiveness.

Based on this model, different technologies such as Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT), Energy from Waste (WTE), Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and landfill gas collection will be assessed. Once the technologies are evaluated, various implementation projections will be designed to avoid the upward trend in emissions in the sector shown by the current scenario.

In addition, the economic formulation and financing structure that allows the implementation of the actions in the different cities of the country will be included.

The NAMA RSM has the support of the Ministry of Housing, City and Territory (MVCT), the National Planning Department (DNP), the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) and FINDETER. These agencies are responsible for managing the resources to structure and formulate the NAMA RSM to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).