Tirana International Conference
"TOWARDS CLEANER AND GREENER CITIES"
The General Directorate of Integration, Strategic Planning and Economic Development of the Municipality of Tirana, on December 1, 2021, organized the Tirana International Conference entitled "TOWARDS CLEANER AND GREENER CITIES". The conference addressed key topics related to the prevention and management of municipal waste and hazardous household waste, including a presentation of a study on the situation of 3 cities; Tirana, Yerevan and Warsaw.
Mrs. Ornela Cuci, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Environment, during the conference, presented the commitment and government policies of the Albanian government on the future perspective in the field of waste management.
Mr. Genci Kojdheli, General Director of the Directorate of Integration, Strategic Planning and Economic Development, focused on the importance of local policies on hazardous waste management. He presented not only the commitment of the Municipality of Tirana in the HWM project, but also reflected the importance of various supportive incentives at the local level for hazardous waste management.
During the conference, the civil society actors of the Municipality of Tirana presented their experiences, positive models of waste management and the lessons learned from them.
Project partners: Yerevan and Warsaw presented their study and the application models of 5 Rs in the project partner cities. The conference was held in the framework of the project "Capital Cities Collaborating on Common Challenges in Hazardous Waste Management - Yerevan, Warsaw, Tirana" funded by the EU.
The project "Capital Cities Collaborating on Common Challenges in Hazardous Waste Management - Yerevan, Warsaw, Tirana" was created to bring significant improvements in MMR, providing innovative and collaborative solutions for local governments, companies and citizens. The project aims to:
1) Strengthen the aspects of evidence-based local government through technical and organizational solutions for MMR,
2) Raise awareness and citizen participation in hazardous waste management and
3) Prioritize effective hazardous waste management in partner cities.