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Brazil plastic waste commitment

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Area: 5888268 km2
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Countries: Brazil
Basins: --
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Progress to Date: NA Reduce landfill waste
Services Needed: Communications & outreach
Desired Partner: City
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 01, 2019  »  Ongoing
Project Website: ungc-production.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/attachments/cop_2...
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Water scarcity or drought
Additional Benefits: Other
Beneficiaries: Local communities / domestic users
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: international
Project Challenges: Other
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 87%

Project Overview

In January 2020, our Brazil business publicly committed to eliminate plastic waste from its packaging by 2025 Ð a significant step forward given our soft drinks portfolio in that market and the prevalence of PET in soft drink packaging. To accomplish this, the team will undertake a multi-disciplinary effort: eliminating and replacing plastic use, promoting returnable and recycled packaging, stepping up recycling and investing in innovation and partnerships.
Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Water scarcity or drought
Project Benefits: Other
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Local communities / domestic users
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: International donor
Challenges: Other

Project Narrative

In 2019 the Poul Due Jensen Foundation and C40 decided to collaborate on the project ÒWater Safe Cities of the FutureÓ as a way of building the groupÕs knowledge base on water-related climate risk and of raising the profile of water on the C40 agenda. The project kicked off in March 2020 and the first research phase, identification of the major climate-related risks facing the urban water sector, has now been finalized. The research findings will support the key C40 agenda as set out in the Leadership Standards, and will boost urban resilience by providing a stronger foundation for cities to tackle drought and flooding issues. This work will become increasingly important as cities, countries and populations around the world experience the effects of the climate crisis. "Cities are experiencing drought and flooding's right now as the impacts of the climate crisis hit. Grundfos' partnership with C40 is crucial to supporting our cities to be more water resilient,Ó says Mark Watts, Executive Director C40. In addition, the C40 has set new Leadership Standards, mandatory membership criteria that set a new global benchmark for climate ambition including adaptation and climate resilience. More about the partnership.

Partner Organizations

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). With a portfolio of well over 200 beer brands, it is the leading global brewer, … Learn More

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