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Philippines: Philippines Solid Waste Management Program
(Carbon Partnership Facility)

UNFCCC Reference No.: 6707

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

The goals of the Project are to mitigate the release of methane generated from dumpsites/landfills.

The specific objectives are:

  1. to extract the methane using an appropriate gas collection and flare system that improves local environmental conditions
  2. to extract and recover methane from municipal solid waste for energy use when economically feasible; and
  3. to generate electricity from the recovered methane and sell it to the grid, thus replacing part of the fossil fuel used to generate electricity for the grid.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), which is the coordinating and managing entity for this Programme of Activity (PoA), is a government financial institution wholly owned by the Philippine National Government. The Philippine Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and Republic Act 9003 (the Acts) called for the closure of open garbage dumps and the development of sanitary landfill sites. These new landfills, with more than 0.5 million tons of waste in place, are required to have a gas control system (or consider a "landfill gas-to-energy" (LFGTE) facility).

However, the use of controlled and uncontrolled dumpsites remains prevalent, and greenhouse gas emissions from these sites are still growing. The PoA - using a carbon finance revenue stream - encourages local government units (LGUs) and private operators to properly close existing dumpsites and establish sanitary landfills in compliance with the Acts. The financial incentives associated with CDM revenue provide the needed financial support for landfill site owners and operators to install landfill gas recovery and flaring or electricity generation systems. The projects themselves will be implemented by landfill owners, with LBP providing assistance with the carbon finance transactions, including on-the-ground monitoring, quality control, and reporting.



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