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[COP27] Methane from the waste sector: opportunities and challenges to deliver the Global Methane Pledge –

October 17, 2022 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

The international community has recognized that reducing methane–a short-lived greenhouse gas over 80 times as potent as CO2– is critical to achieving the Paris Climate Agreement. At last year’s COP, over one hundred countries signed onto the Global Methane Pledge (GMP) to reduce global methane emissions at least 30 percent from 2020 levels by 2030. These countries need to find affordable, effective strategies to reach their goals. The waste sector is the third largest source of methane emissions, primarily from rotting organic waste in landfills. By the simple and proven strategy of separately collecting and composting organic waste and capturing biogas,  countries can cut waste methane emissions up to 96% and help deliver the GMP.


  • Mariel Vilella, Climate Program Director, GAIA
  • Carolina Urmeneta, Circular Economy Program Director, and Americas Regional Lead, Global Methane Hub
  • Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, World Biogas Association
  • Desmond Alugnoa, Africa Program Coordinator, GAIA Africa
  • Daniel Nkrumah, Municipal Coordinating Director, La Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA)
  • Davo Simplice Vodouhe, Coordinator, L’Organisation Béninoise pour la Promotion de l’Agriculture Biologique (OBEPAB)
  • Victor H. Argentino de M. Vieira, Zero Waste Consultant, Instituto Pólis
  • Nazir Khan, Campaign Director, Minneapolis Environmental Justice Table

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.


October 17, 2022
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm


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Cairo, Egypt