• Thursday, October 28, 2021
  • 14:00 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 1 Room South Hall
  • English
  • Italian

Organized by: International Solid Waste Association, supported by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee

In 2015, the Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO) by UNEP and ISWA provided a scientific global assessment on the state of waste management and a call for action to the international community. The GWMO estimated that 2 billion people worldwide lacked access to a basic waste collection service, while around 3 billion lacked access to controlled disposal services for municipal solid wastes. The first two Global Waste Management Goals were to ensure by 2020 access for all, to adequate, safe and affordable solid waste collection services; and to stop uncontrolled dumping and open burning. The remaining Global Waste Management Goals, by 2030 we should see a substantial reduction in waste generation through prevention and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), thereby creating green jobs; and more specifically, cutting by a half per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses in the supply chain.

What is the status now, 6 years since the launch of the report? Publishers from the original report will join the stage to discuss what progress has been made and what the focus for the future should be.

Topics will include the impact of plastics on cities and the influence of climate change on organic waste, the panel discussions will look at the practical side: what are the challenges and issues, but also what solutions and ideas exist and are being implemented. These sessions will consist of experts from Southern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin from the private and public sector.

Section Chairs:
Carlos Silva Filho, ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) President and CEO of ABRELPE

Programme

14.00 Introduction by the Chairs

14.05-14.35 Opening session
Speakers from UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), ISWA (International Solid Waste Association), ATIA (Association of Italian Environmental Technicians) and Ecomondo

14.35-15.35 Presentation Waste Management Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – speaker to be confirmed

15.35-16.05 Q&A

16.05-16.20 Break

16.20-16.55 Panel discussion Organic Waste and Climate Change

16.55-17.30 Panel discussion Cities and Plastics

17.30 Discussion and Closure (by the chairs)