ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Mainstreaming Climate Smart Strategies in the Sanitation Sector in Asian Cities

There is a high correlation between urbanisation and the emission of greenhouse gases. Landfills and sewers in cities generate 15% of methane emissions; this sector offers immense possibilities for the mitigation of methane emissions in Asian megacities. Capturing methane by efficiency improvements in the working of both sewage treatment plants and sanitary landfills has co-benefits in terms of both public health as well as mitigating climate change. The linking of climate change strategies with improvements in the sanitation sector, particularly in the megacities of South and South East Asia, is analysed.
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