30th, November 2023

Sustainable Future through Innovative Waste Management: Tadweer’s Vision at COP28

As COP28 begins, Tadweer stands at the forefront of a pivotal moment in our collective journey towards environmental sustainability. I am honored to lead Tadweer as we join world leaders and environmental pioneers in this crucial gathering. Reflecting on our experience at COP27 in Egypt, where waste management was notably absent from the agenda, we were determined to bring this critical issue to the forefront at COP28. It is a proud moment for us to sponsor the Waste and Resources pavilion, ensuring waste management is finally part of the global environmental discourse.

For the first time at COP28, waste management is on the agenda, underscoring its vital role in addressing climate change. With waste contributing 3-5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it’s essential to rally the global industry to tackle this challenge head-on.

The latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlight that the waste management sector has the potential to avoid almost 1.8 gigatons of CO2 emissions annually. This untapped potential forms the core of our agenda at COP28. Our presence at the Pavilion is not just about showcasing the possibilities within waste management for climate mitigation, but also about driving the conversation towards circular economy practices. Our goal is to transform waste management from a linear to a circular model, reducing landfill usage and steering us towards a more sustainable future.

Furthermore, our Waste to Zero initiative is a direct response to this urgent need. In partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, it symbolizes a significant stride in unifying global efforts against climate change. This initiative is more than just a campaign; it’s a platform for dialogue, awareness, and action to minimize greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector. Our ambition is to catalyze change, encouraging sustainable practices and innovations in waste management.

I believe COP28 provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship. It’s a chance to share our vision, learn from global best practices, and contribute meaningfully to the global discourse on sustainability. Together, with concerted efforts and shared commitment, we can create a more sustainable, zero-waste future for all.