The UN Environment Programme released the first Waste Management Outlook for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the 4th session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. The SIDS Waste Management Outlook provides an analysis on the current state of waste management in SIDS regions and proposes solutions to improve waste management.
The Outlook has been developed as a follow-on to the Global Waste Management Outlook to provide an overview of the current challenges and opportunities for waste management in SIDS. This Outlook is relevant to all 58 SIDS as well as all countries that have inhabited off-shore islands. Geographically, the scope of the outlook includes the main SIDS regions: the Caribbean, Pacific and, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea regions.
The SIDS Waste management Outlook is targeted at decision-makers at both the national and local government levels and other key stakeholders in the waste sector including businesses, financial institutions, the manufacturing sector, civil society organizations and academia.