The ISWA Experience: UNFCCC COP28, Dubai

Dec 19, 2023 | ISWA blog, ISWA news, Working Groups

ISWA’s delegation at COP28 reports back on the jam-packed two weeks at the UNFCCC Climate Conference, featuring the first-ever Waste to Resources Pavilion!

Guest Blog: Peter’s Perspective #ISWAatCOP

Peter Simões, Chair of ISWA’s Working Group on Climate Change and Waste Management, was one of #ISWAatCOP‘s delegates in Dubai this month. He shares his insights from Day 6 and 7 of the COP, which included mayoral visits and sessions covering everything from transport to energy.

#ISWAatCOP: Marc’s Musings for the first week of COP28

ISWA’s Managing Director Marc Tijhuis ended his in-person COP28 journey yesterday, but he returned to the Netherlands hopeful, and proud.

‘Momentum?!’ he writes, reflecting on the great strides that the waste and resource management sector has taked in just one year, towards raising awareness of the sector’s significant link to fighting climate change.

Besides hosting several high-level guests at the Pavilion and attending inspiring panel discussions at the different stages of #COP28, Marc shares his personal journey and it’s ‘momentous’ highlights in the blog linked below.

#ISWAatCOP: Marc’s Musings for Day 1 in Dubai

Reporting live from #COP28 in Dubai, ISWA’s Managing Director Marc Tijhuis shares his first impressions of this year’s Climate Conference – reflecting on his experience last year in Sharm el Sheikh and optimistic with the surprise start of proceedings this year.


Strengthening the voice of the waste and resources sector

Even though sound waste management is a vital tool in fighting the tripe planetary crisis, it is generally overlooked in the global climate strategy. But this might be about to change. Helena Nageler Petritz writes for Waste Management World about ISWA’s journey to COP28, bringing the first-ever Waste and Resources Pavilion to the Convention.

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