Webinar: Urban Ocean Circularity Assessment Protocol Report Findings
Date and Time: Wednesday, 31 August 2021 - 08.00 AM EST / 12:00 PM GMT / 08.00 PM Singapore Time
We are pleased to announce the release of Urban Ocean's first city cohort’s Circularity Assessment Protocol (CAP) report findings! Conducted by the Circularity Informatics Lab at the University of Georgia, the CAP is a standardized assessment to inform decision-makers through collecting community-level data on plastic usage and management. The CAP results provide baseline data for Resilient Cities Network’s Opportunity Assessment Tool, which represents Stage 2 of Urban Ocean. This comprehensive Gap Assessment allows participating cities to map challenges, risks, and vulnerabilities within their critical waste management systems.
This panel session will present the CAP findings from the first five Urban Ocean cities: Can Tho, Vietnam; Melaka, Malaysia; Panama City, Panama; Pune, India; and Semarang, Indonesia. This includes comparative information across the cities related to formal and informal waste management, product use and availability, consumer perspectives, waste leakage, and opportunities to build circular economy practices.
The panel will consist of researchers from the Circularity Informatics Lab, partners from Urban Ocean, as well as a local implementing partner, and a city representative from Pune, India, to share their perspectives.
Urban Ocean, a three-way cooperative partnership between Resilient Cities Network, Ocean Conservancy, The Circulate Initiative, works with city leaders to bring new ideas, partners, and resources together to solve interrelated problems around waste management. It aims to demonstrate how actions to improve waste management and recycling can provide holistic, resilient, and sustainable solutions that not only reduce ocean plastic pollution but also address key city priorities such as improving public health, promoting innovation, supporting economic development and job growth, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a capacity building and accelerator program for cities.
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