Forcecasted MSW generation and Economic damage in SSA
This data is related to the research paper, "Economic rationale of waste-to-energy utilization in Sub-Saharan Africa." The data corresponds to forecasts of electricity generation and GHG emission reductions in 44 sub-Saharan African countries. This includes the potential for energy generation from organic MSW as well as the economic viability of waste-to-energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. This data also includes the environmental costs of improper waste management. Forecasted data on MSW generation and methane emissions from landfill sites are estimated for 100 years (from 2000 to 2100). This data is estimated using data from trusted official documents from the IPCC, IMF, World Bank, and United Nations, and is supplemented as needed with information from literature and country-specific databases. The data showed how important it is for Sub-Saharan Africa to switch to using waste as a source of energy and to use waste in a more sustainable way.