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Title: Challenges and perspectives of greenhouse gases emissions from municipal solid waste management in Angola
Authors: Maria, Caetano
Góis, José 
Leitão, Anabela 
Keywords: Carbon footprint; Greenhouse gases; Landfill; Municipal solid waste
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Elsevier
Serial title, monograph or event: Energy Reports
Volume: 6
Abstract: Municipal solid waste (MSW) management contributes substantially to climate change. The greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from waste collection and landfill activities have a significant contribution. The carbon footprint is an important environmental indicator to express GHG emissions. Nowadays in Luanda, the capital and largest city of Angola, more than 2 million tonnes per year of unselected MSW are sent to landfill. The aim of this work is to evaluate the carbon footprint related to MSW in Luanda. The methodologies used to quantify the carbon footprint were based on the guidelines of the IPCC and the GHG Protocol of greenhouse gases emissions associated with MSW anaerobic decomposition, from the daily operations of the landfill site. The results show that direct landfill emissions are the major contributions to GHG accounting.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/105935
ISSN: 23524847
DOI: 10.1016/j.egyr.2019.08.074
Rights: openAccess
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