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

Khufu (300) Cairo, Egypt

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 , Egypt

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 […]

[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 […]

The Pros and Cons of EPR: Lessons from France/Points forts et limites de la REP: le retour d’expérience français/Ventajas e inconvenientes de la EPR: Lecciones de Francia


This webinar will draw lessons from France’s EPR experience in packaging and other sectors, and explore to what extent EPR schemes can truly promote reuse and other eco-design, reduce low-quality recycling and plastic burning, as well as effectively fund the costs of the plastic pollution crisis. 

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