The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) are proud to present the upcoming Global Zero Waste Cities Summit on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST (12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST) (Americas), 7-11 GMT (Asia Pacific, Africa, and Europe). This highly anticipated worldwide virtual event will bring together municipal officials, zero waste implementers, and fellow changemakers for a day of engaging discussions, inspiring presentations, and valuable networking opportunities.
The Global Zero Waste Cities Summit aims to serve as a dynamic platform for exploring the latest developments in zero waste strategies, offering cost-effective solutions to mitigate waste pollution to help cities achieve their climate goals. The event will feature captivating panel discussions and interactive presentations for an in-depth exploration of pressing issues and emerging trends on various topics related to waste management and sustainability.
This 4-hour event will provide participants with:
- informative resources and inspiring case studies on successful waste management systems across the globe
- technical and practical information on how to implement economic and policy instruments, methane emission reduction strategies, and more
- engaging presentations from high-profile speakers who are experts in the field of zero waste. Guest speakers include Dr. Andriannah Mbandi, Waste Lead, UN Climate Champions; Ana Albornoz, Mayor of Municipality of Santa Juana, Chile; Carolina Urmeneta, Program Director, Circular Economy and Americas at Global Methane Hub; Freddy Coronado, Residential Zero Waste Specialist at San Francisco Department of the Environment, United States; Maria Teresa Doble, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines; and more
- networking opportunity, including regional breakout rooms where participants can connect with local colleagues, sharing insights, challenges, and opportunities to scale zero waste systems in their region
In addition to thought-provoking sessions, the Global Zero Waste Cities Summit offers extensive networking opportunities. Attendees can connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry professionals in a virtual lobby setting and have numerous one-on-one interactions.
Registration for the Global Zero Waste Cities Summit is now open and is free of charge. For more information, including the complete agenda, list of speakers, and registration details, please visit the event website link here.
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) is a worldwide alliance of more than 1,000 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries. With our work, we aim to catalyze a global shift toward environmental justice by strengthening grassroots social movements that advance solutions to waste and pollution. We envision a just, zero waste world built on respect for ecological limits and community rights, where people are free from the burden of toxic pollution, and resources are sustainably conserved, not burned or dumped.
Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is the European network of communities, local leaders, experts, and change agents working towards the prevention and elimination of waste in our society. We advocate for sustainable systems; for the redesign of our relationship with resources; and for a global shift towards environmental justice, accelerating a just transition towards zero waste for the benefit of people and the planet.