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

Thutmose (150) Cairo

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. […]

COP27: Zeroing in on Waste | Exhibit & Events

The events are 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 here as […]

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[COP27] Zero Waste Hub

Blue Zone Exhibit Space 21

70% of all greenhouse gas emissions comes from making, taking, and wasting stuff, and 20% of methane emissions–a greenhouse gas 80 times as potent as C02–comes from landfills. At the Zero Waste Hub, hosted by Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), COP attendees can learn more about how zero waste strategies like reuse and repair, […]

[COP27] Press Conference | Waste Critical to Reaching 1.5 Degree Target: CIvil Society Responds to Africa Waste 50 Initiative

Press Conference Room Luxor/2

Waste management will be one of the critical topics tackled at COP27, where host nation Egypt plans to put forward the Africa Waste Initiative, an initiative hoping to catalyse both adaptation and mitigation solutions and  aiming at treating and recycling 50% of the waste produced in Africa by 2050. In this press conference, civil society […]

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

Sanafir Hotel

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 […]

[COP27] Zero Waste as Climate Justice: Frontline Solutions to Emissions from the Plastics & Petrochemical Sector

Climate Justice Pavillion

Plastic pollutes the climate and perpetuates environmental injustices at every stage of its lifecycle. However, we can curb emissions by incorporating simple, effective, low-cost zero waste strategies. Our expert panelists organize on the frontlines of the plastics crisis and will discuss the opportunities and threats to a just transition to zero waste. This event is […]

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[COP27] Methane Matters: Delivering on the Global Methane Pledge for ambitious methane mitigation

Chile Pavilion

Speakers will present which measures need to be taken by Global Methane Pledge signatories to ensure ambitious methane cuts & explore the need for diplomatic efforts to develop an int’l governance framework on methane mitigation.  Speakers Tim Grabiel, Senior Lawyer, Environmental Investigation Agency Nusa Urbancic, Campaigns Director, Changing Markets Mariel Vilella, Director of global climate […]

[COP27] Just Transition to Zero Waste Cities: A Key Strategy to Deliver the Paris Agreement

Khufu (300) Cairo

GHG emissions in cities can be greatly reduced through just transition strategies toward circular and zero waste local economies. Panelists will reflect on how cities around the world are using zero waste strategies to reduce waste and emissions to meet their Paris Climate Agreement targets. The panel will underscore measures that support a just transition […]

[COP27] Panel: Waste Diversion and Segregation, a huge opportunity for methane mitigation, and a challenge for ambitious public policy and subnational implementation

Science for Climate Action Pavilion

Methane emissions continue to rise, globally 18% of total emissions came from organic waste. According to the latest studies, we have a huge methane mitigation opportunity in the waste sector considering a goal of 35% of emissions reduction by 2030. Satellites can track methane emissions from landfills, so claims of low emissions or leaking need […]

[COP27] Scaling up local voices and solutions from urban informal settlements: Governance and finance models that advance climate justice and urban resilience

To realize a resilient, climate-just future, effective climate interventions must include organized urban poor communities – particularly women and youth – as lead designers, planners, and implementers of climate solutions. Evidence shows that these communities have the skills, capacities and systems to drive and deliver locally-led adaptation and channel climate finance directly to communities who […]

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