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[COP27] Zero Waste Implementation as a Just and Equitable Approach to Climate Action

November 11, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This cross-cutting session will showcase climate solutions and community interventions currently implemented in Africa. These are on the way to putting African countries on the path of decarbonising high-emitting sectors such as waste, oil and gas, cement, and transport. The panel will discuss key enablers to end the repressive behavior of national governments and the private sector towards the informal sector, and the corporate greed in fueling consumer culture. Panelists will guide the room on how to jumpstart a revolution for waste pickers’ recognition and frontline community empowerment.
Panel of Speakers
  • Carissa Marnce, [MODERATOR] GAIA Africa – South Africa
  • Rizk Yosif Hana Rizkallah, El Tatweer El Motagaded (Garbage Collectors) Association — Egypt
  • Luyanda Hlatshwayo, Global Alliance of Waste Pickers/African Reclaimers Organizations — South Africa.
  • Niven Reddy, GAIA Africa — South Africa.
  • Togonon Severin Togo, Environmental Education and Youth Empowerment — Mali
  • Careen Joel Mwakitalu, Nipe Fagio — Tanzania

This event is located within the official conference venue, any person wishing to access the side event area must be duly registered as part of a delegation of a Party or an observer organization and in possession of a conference badge. The link to access the virtual platform for badge-holders will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

With the exception of the press conference and Zero Waste Hub, all events will be livestreamed on the UNFCCC youtube channel, which is accessible to anyone.


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November 11, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm