IGES GHG Calculator For Solid Waste
This simulation may be used to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from different waste management practices in a particular location, taking into account the climate benefits from resource recovery from waste in a lifecycle perspective. It may also be used as training material for estimating greenhouse gas emissions at the local authority level in the Asia-Pacific region.
When to Use This Tool
This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:
Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
Estimates of greenhouse gas emissions/reductions
How to Use This Tool
User manual provided
Level of Expertise
Data on: climatic zone, transportation of waste, composting of waste, anaerobic digestion, mechanical biological treatment, recycling, and mixed waste landfilling.