UAE Ministry of Climate launches ‘Waste to Zero’ initiative at COP28 – Gulf Today

  • Date: 07-Dec-2023
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UAE Ministry of Climate launches ‘Waste to Zero’ initiative at COP28 – Gulf Today

Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri speaks during the event at Expo City Dubai on Thursday. WAM

Marking a historic moment at COP28, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) and Tadweer (Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company) have officially launched the “Waste to Zero” initiative.

This global endeavour, unveiled during COP28, aims to champion efforts in decarbonising waste management and establishing a circular economy platform, further solidifying the UAE's commitment to sustainability.

The announcement took place amidst the esteemed COP28 proceedings, symbolising the UAE's dedication to fostering global collaboration and showcasing innovative solutions to combat climate change.

Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, took the stage at COP28 to declare the official launch of the “Waste to Zero” initiative, assuming the chairmanship to drive its ambitious goals forward.

“At COP28, we are reaching out to all stakeholders to collaborate and activate concrete scalable solutions to decarbonise the waste management value chain. This directly relates to one of the key implementation pillars of COP28 – lives and livelihoods,” Almheiri said.

She added, “Waste to Zero is a voluntary coalition that strives for sector emission reduction in line with the Paris Agreement and supports circular economy implementation.