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Zero Waste: A Key Solution Pathway for a Low Carbon Economy – Conference
03/12/2015 @ 08:30 - 19:00
Conference “Zero Waste: A Key Solution Pathway for a Low Carbon Future”
This conference will demonstrate how cities around the world, visionary local leaders, recycling and reuse workers, and innovative practitioners are paving the way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve resources through zero waste strategies.
The event will feature leading-edge practitioners from Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the United States, where cities, workers, environmentalists and entrepreneurs have come together to support truly sustainable approaches to waste and climate. They will present their achievements from along the road to zero waste and how they contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and preservation of resources.
Note: This is a draft programme. The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the programme.
Ségolène Royal, French Minister of environment (subject to availability)
Flore Berlingen, Director – Zero Waste France
|9.30||Presentation of the report “The Potential Contribution of Waste Management to a Low Carbon Economy”
Dominic Hogg, Chairman – Eunomia Research & Consulting
|10.00||Setting the scene : Zero Waste and the Climate Negotiations
Mariel Vilella, Associate Director and Head of Climate Policy Programme – Zero Waste Europe / GAIA
|10.30||Cities for Zero Waste: Successful Implementation Experiences from around the World
This session will show how advanced waste management strategies implemented in zero waste cities have a benefit for climate change mitigation.
Deborah Raphael, Director of San Francisco Department of the Environment (US)
Marco Mattiello, Treviso Province representative (Italy)
Dr Thomas Isaac, City of Alappuzha representative at the Parliament of Kerala (India)
Janko Kramžar, Ljubljana representative (Slovenia)
|11.45||Recognition Session for Cities Committed to Zero Waste
New-York, Roubaix, Barcelona, Paris, Ljubljana (tbc)
|12.15||Free time for lunch|
|14.00||The Role of Reuse and Recycling Workers in the Zero Waste Path
This session will investigate how Zero Waste helps create jobs which preserve resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Moderator : Janet Redman, Director of the Climate Policy Program – Institute for Policy Studies
|15.15||Civil society: a key stakeholder for effective paradigm shifting
This session will aim to highlight the role of NGOs in developing new models for sustainable production and consumption, and accompanying communities in the implementation of Zero Waste strategies.
Moderator : Christie Keith, International Coordinator – GAIA
|17.00||Entrepreneurship & Economic Development in the Zero Waste City
This session will clarify how Zero Waste can catalyse economic development & social entrepreneurship within the community. Our panel will discuss case studies and review new market opportunities that capitalise on the Zero Waste roadmap.
Moderator : Camille Duran, Executive Director – Green White Space
|18.15||Wrap-up & closing session
Delphine Lévi Alvarès, Advocacy officer – Zero Waste France
Zero Waste Europe
Associate Director and Head of Climate Policy Programme
+44 784 7079-154 – email@example.com
Zero Waste France
Delphine Lévi Alvarès
+33 7 89 85 06 58 – firstname.lastname@example.org