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Waste management report for Tristan da Cunha 2019


Waste management is a global issue and is particularly challenging on small Islands with limited resources. The SAERI NCA Project Manager visited Tristan da Cunha in November-December 2018 and discussed a range of potential natural capital assessments with the Administrator and Tristan da Cunha Government heads of department. Waste management was raised as an important issue on the Island and this report sets out the potential risks that Tristan da Cunha Government may be exposed to if the current waste management regime is maintained, and offers some solutions from other small islands.

This study was undertaken as part of a programme of Natural Capital Assessments (NCAs) in the UK's South Atlantic Overseas Territories implemented by JNCC and conducted by SAERI. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK Government through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the work sits under the Environmental Resilience programme which includes objectives to integrate natural capital considerations into economic and social development planning.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·04·01

Smith, N. 2019. Waste Management on Tristan da Cunha. Natural Capital in the UK’s Overseas Territories Report Series – Supplementary Report (South Atlantic Region). Contracted report to JNCC.

Contracted report to JNCC as part of the 'Natural Capital in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Overseas Territories: Valuation, Vulnerability and Monitoring Change' project.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2021·01·18

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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