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Circularity as a key solution to biodiversity loss and climate change

December 9, 2023 I 4:00 - 5:30 pm GST

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Waste is one of the main causes of biodiversity loss and climate change. The extensive production and inadequate management of waste is significantly impacting both terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Improper waste disposal is leading to substantial plastic pollution around the planet, and particularly in oceans, where it infiltrates marine ecosystems and food chains, ultimately impacting the human diet and health. Moreover, waste generates significant GHG emissions, including methane (from landfills) and carbon dioxide (from incineration). Emissions from waste represent at least 3% of the world’s GHG emissions today, underscoring the urgency for effective waste management.

There is a global imperative to adopt sustainable circularity solutions and confront the waste crisis.

We are bringing together distinguished speakers to discuss the current challenges related to waste management and their impact on biodiversity, nature conservation and climate change. The panel will also discuss circularity solutions, initiatives and the role of both the private and public sectors in catalyzing efforts.

Register for our upcoming panel discussion on Saturday, December 9th, 2023, 4:00 - 5:30 pm  Dubai Time at COP28 (Dubai Expo City), Waste & Resources Pavilion (Blue Zone).



4:00 pm

Opening Remarks  by Clare Shakya, Global MD for Climate, The Nature Conservancy

04:20  pm

Panel discussion: "Waste related challenges to nature conservation and climate change, regional/global initiatives and circularity solutions"


Date & time: Saturday, December 9, 2023, 4:00 pm GST
Location: Waste & Resources Pavilion, Blue Zone



  • M Goutham Reddy, Global Managing Director, Re Sustainability
  • Pascal Grante, CEO, Veolia Middle East
  • Dr Hashem Stietiya, Director of R&D, BEEAH Environment Services
  • Dr. Ameer Eweida, Deputy Vice Chair of IUCN WCPA-West Asia, Advisory Council Member, Mission Blue
  • Sherif Tawfik, Chief Sustainability Commercial Officer - Central, Southeast Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Microsoft
  • Tatiana Antonelli Abella, MD and Founder, Goumbook
  • WWF representative

Karim Haggar

Dr. Karim Haggar, Principal, Roland Berger Middle East

Further speakers will be announced soon.


Please sign up for our event by using our event registration form. Please also note that the number of places is limited.

Warm regards,

Dr. Karim Haggar

Principal, Roland Berger Middle East




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