IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007
Climate Change 2007: Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change

10.5.7 Co-benefits of GHG mitigation policies

Most policies and measures in the waste sector address broad environmental objectives, such as preventing pollution, mitigating odours, preserving open space and maintaining air, soil and water quality (Burnley, 2001). Thus, reductions in GHG emissions frequently occur as a co-benefit of regulations and policies not undertaken primarily for the purpose of climate-change mitigation (Austrian Federal Government, 2001). For example, the EU Landfill Directive is primarily concerned with preventing pollution of water, soil and air (Burnley, 2001).