ISWA at COP23: Circular Economy and Climate Change

ISWA is once again hosting a side event alongside the world's most important climate conference.

8 Nov 2017 -

ISWA is asking the question – what does it take to go circular? How are waste and resources linked to the circular economy? If so, can the circular economy mitigate GHG emissions and prevent climate change? These are the questions ISWA will ask at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) this year in Bonn, Germany.

ISWA’s side event will be taking place in cooperation with Chatham House and Development Alternatives on Monday 13th November, 15:00 – 16:30 (Meeting Room 7, Bonn Zone). The event is open to everyone and we would like to encourage you to come along.

There will be a series of keynote talks followed an open Q&A on the key topics and potential for the circular economy to contribute to climate change mitigation.


Felix Preston, Deputy Research Director and Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

The Panellists:

Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Welsh Assembly

Gary Crawford, Vice President of International Affairs, Veolia

Soumen Maity, Associate Vice-President and Team Leader- Technology, Development Alternatives

See you at COP23!

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