In recognition of the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program—the Agency’s flagship program to address ocean plastic pollution under the Save our Seas Initiative—invites you to learn more about sustainable, climate-smart waste management practices being implemented by the program and its partners, such as disposal site remediation, improved waste collection and routing, and advancing the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle).
COP28 is a pivotal moment for global efforts to address challenges around climate change. The increasing manufacture, distribution, use—and often improper disposal—of plastic products and other waste is simultaneously driving ocean plastic pollution and intensifying the climate crisis. However, improved waste management and recycling systems have the potential to significantly reduce GHG emissions and mitigate climate change.
USAID and its Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program are piloting new approaches to strengthen local solid waste management systems that also help cities reduce their waste-related GHG emissions.
- Moderated by: Silvia Petrova, Ocean Plastics and Urban Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development
- Gillian Caldwell, Chief Climate Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development
- Aarthi Ananthanarayanan, Director of the Climate and Plastics Initiative, Ocean Conservancy
- Tri Dewi Virgiyanti, Director for Housing and Settlement, Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia
- Carla Cisneros, Country Director, USAID Clean Cities Blue Ocean Peru
- Nurhasanah Dewi Irwandi, Chief of Sustainability, Prevented Ocean Plastic Southeast Asia
- Jon Angin, Chief of Party, USAID Clean Cities Blue Ocean
The webinar will be delivered in English, with closed captioning available in Bahasa Indonesian, Filipino, Spanish, and Vietnamese.