The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.
For this project, GAIA is collaborating with seven other organizations to increase investment in the scaling up of zero waste and plastic pollution solutions in cities, especially in the Asia Pacific region.
For zero waste to take off at the scale needed, cities and local practitioners must be able to access a mix of public and private financing to develop systems and infrastructure—which in turn requires them to overcome financial barriers and to develop strategies that work in a variety of legal and institutional settings. To meet these needs, this project is engaging experienced financial advisers, investment partners, and successful zero-waste practitioners. In tandem with the Zero-Waste Cities project, this project will result in the establishment and funding of exemplary zero-waste programs, and in an increase in the flow of funding from private and public investors to the groups and municipalities that are working to establish these programs.