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EU Waste management legislation

Dr. Dorvil Patrick L., European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Solid Waste Module aim:

  • Provide insight into the solid waste sector, their past and likely future public (and private) funded investment programmes. Enhance understanding of development and appraisal of business cases for solid waste projects.
  • Understanding of the drivers behind the waste sector demand for investment in terms of responding to:
    • EU policy and legal aspects
    • Sector Drivers and Triggers
    • Market demand (Business opportunities, aggregate growth)
    • Issues and Changes in technology
    • Global trends
  • Explore business cases in the various sectors and provide critique based on ex post information.
  • Investigate the various methods of project appraisal for every sector and identify best practices and pitfalls 
Project appraisal methods:
  • Net Present Value / Internal Rate of Return (NPV/IRR)
  • Cost Benefits Analysis / Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CBA/CEA)
  • Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA)
Some Key Readings

Guide to Cost Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects Guide to COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS of investment projects Structural Funds, Cohesion Fund and Instrument for Pre-Accession, European Commission, July 2008

The New Programming Period 2007-2013 Guidance on the Methodology for carrying out Cost-Benefit Analysis Working Document No. 4

Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment ISBN 92-64-01004-1, OECD 2006

Cost-Benefit Analysis of the different Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems: Objectives and Instruments for the Year 2000, European Commission

Quantitative Investment Analysis (CFA Institute Investment Series) by Richard A. DeFusco CFA, Dennis W. McLeavey, Jerald E. Pinto and David E. Runkle CFA (Jan 22, 2007)

Handbook of Solid Waste Management by Frank Kreith and George Tchobanoglous (Jun 22, 2002)

Private Sector Participation in Solid Waste Management: Business Opportunities and economic Limitations by Patrick L. Dorvil (Feb 9, 2010)

http://www.waste-management-world.com/articles/print/volume-12/issue- 2/features/how-green-is-mechanical-biological-treatment.html

‘What a waste...’ the World Bank’s call for action Waste Management & Research, July 26, 2012