Ensuring environmentally sound waste processing


This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Installing waste treatment systems
Empowering pollution control agencies
Assessing environmental impact of waste
Ensuring proper disposal of urban sewage
Separating components of urban solid waste
Regulating transboundary movement and disposal of waste
Improving national waste management and control policies
Reporting on key aspects of waste management and disposal
Informing about techniques for the safe disposal of waste
Establishing exchange programmes for waste management staff
Planning and constructing of new waste treatment facilities
Providing environmental infrastructure for human settlements
Facilitating transfer of industrial waste treatment technology
Preparing environmental guidelines for safe discharge of waste
Developing plans for the management and disposal of human waste
Training in monitoring and controlling pollution caused by waste
Improving operation and maintenance of waste treatment facilities
Urging countries to dispose of their own waste in their own territory
Ensuring proper disposal of manure from intensive livestock operations
Training in pollution control, waste treatment and disposal technologies
Strengthening national capacity for safe treatment and disposal of waste
Conducting research on critical problems of waste management and disposal
Providing environmental monitoring equipment in development aid programmes
Establishing international clearing house for information on waste management and disposal
Ensuring environmentally sound waste treatment and disposal
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 15: Life on Land