What does zero waste have to do with COP26? - Zero Waste Cities


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What does zero waste have to do with COP26?

2nd November 2021 · 2:00 PM (CET)

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As our climate crisis continues to deepen, this year’s COP26 conference comes at a critically important time. For delegates attending, and for those of us watching the negotiations from afar, solutions to climate change need not only to be recognised, but a strong enabling framework needs to be established, with the right financial and legal for these solutions to be scaled up.

There is a growing bank of data and evidence from around the world showcasing the benefits that zero waste solutions can have on tackling climate change. Zero Waste Cities in Europe are providing a practical framework for what action on zero waste and climate change looks like in reality. This webinar will explore these policies in greater depth, examining the decisions behind their design and implementation, as well the the impact they are having and how others municipalities can replicate their success.

This webinar will explore the answers to these key questions:

    • What does science say about the ability of zero waste solutions to reduce GhG emissions?
    • What role can zero waste cities play in helping achieve a net-zero carbon world?
    • How are European cities already tackling climate change through the adoption of local zero waste strategies?



Kathrin Zeller

Senior Manager, Waste to Resources at C40 Cities and manager of the organization’s Waste to Resources Network.

Selina Kahl

Zero Waste Project Member, Environmental Protection Department Kiel

Why should you join?

  • Learn from frontrunners and high level experts without leaving your office
  • Understand how to design and implement successful zero waste programmes at the local level
  • Learn the stories behind the best practices
  • Be one step ahead with key conversations related to zero waste and circular economy strategies
  • Connect with like-minded local stakeholders

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The participation to the Live! webinars is free but to help us maintain and improve this project we ask you for a small contribution to watch the recordings.



A series of high level events aiming to help municipalities, waste professionals and community leaders to hear first hand experience about the best practices of Zero Waste.

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