Showcasing the link between waste and resource management to tackle climate change

 

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COP28 was also particularly significant for the waste management industry. For the first time, the sector had its own pavilion at the conference. ISWA President Carlos Silva Filho talks about the significance of this, the importance of COP28 and the waste and resources sector, and the outcomes for the industry.

The UN Climate Change Conference COP 28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was the largest of its kind. The conference, held from 30 November to 13 December, brought together some 85,000 participants, including more than 150 heads of state and government, as well as representatives of national delegations, civil society, business, indigenous peoples, youth, philanthropy and international organisations.

But it’s not only its sheer size that makes this conference so significant. COP28 marked the conclusion of the first global stocktake, which is like an inventory for countries to see where they are making progress towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. But also where not. It’s a stark reminder for each and every country of the seriousness of the situation we all are in and a call to action. It’s supposed to take place every five years.

COP28 was also especially meaningful for the waste management industry. For the first time, the sector was at the conference with a special pavilion. ISWA President Carlos Silva Filho talks about the significance of this fact, the importance of COP28 and the waste and resources sector as well as the outcomes for the industry.

 

 

 

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