Expert Voices: Lawson Oates, Director of Toronto Environment Office

Cities can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and cultivate a new fuel source by managing methane emissions from landfills, Lawson Oates, Director of Toronto’s Environment Office, told the C40 News Team. Methane is 21-times more potent than carbon dioxide as a GHG, making urban waste management efforts all the more important. And through creative planning and resource allocation, many cities can address the methane issue head on, turning a problem into an asset. 

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Read this earlier post from program director Karen Luken to learn more about how waste is serving as a resource through projects being piloted and implemented around the world.