Zero waste for zero warming
Around the world, zero waste implementation is showing that this is a waste management approach with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse emissions with its proven ability to divert as much as 85% of all waste from disposal and openly call for upstream solutions to the other 15%. This panel will consist of waste pickers cooperatives and other implementers of zero waste projects in key cities in the Global South explaining how they are advancing people-centred zero waste solutions to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Contributors: Moderator: Cecilia Allen, Zero Waste Cities Coordinator (GAIA). Speakers: Jutta Gutberlet, University of Victoria, Canada and researcher of Brazilian waste management systems (Canada); Ana La Rocha, Director of Nipe Fagio, based in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania); Nohra Padilla, leading the Association of Recyclers of Bogotá and National Association of Recyclers in Colombia, Goldman Environmental Prize winner 2013 (Colombia); AKM Maksud, member of Grambangla organisation, Bangladeshi Waste-pickers Union (Bangladesh); Elly Ogola, member of Kibera Waste Pickers Organization in Nairobi (Kenya).