This year the focus of the Zero Waste Month, and of the International Zero Waste Cities Conference, is Zero Waste for Zero Emissions. Join us as we take a deeper look at the relationship of Climate and Waste, to understand the current issues being faced and discuss potential solutions from around the world.

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Climate Change Commission

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Executive Director


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Nick Mallos

Vice President of Conservation

Ocean Conservancy

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Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos

Vice President


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Sec. Toni Yulo-Loyzaga, DENR & CCC

Zero Waste for Zero Emissions 

Christie Keith, GAIA U.S.

Waste and Climate Agenda in the Philippines

Atty. Rachel Anne S. Herrera, Commissioner, PH Climate Change Commission

Organics Management in Decentralized Solid Waste Management Systems

Mrs. Soumya Raj Pushparajan, Alappuzha Municipality, Kerala, India

Methane, Waste and Climate

Nicolas Huarnez, Global Methane Hub

Organics Waste Management for Mega-cities

Anil Ramakrishna, Hasirudala, Bengaluru, India

Overview of the ZW Cities Network

Introduction of Founding Members with Photo-Op 

Introduction of the Methane Pledge with Symbolic Pledge Signing and Photo Op

Gloria Estenzo Ramos, Oceana Philippines

Pichmol Rugrod, Greenpeace Thailand

Zero Waste Cities Update from Europe

Kaisa Karjalainen, Mission Zero Academy

Zero Waste Cities Update from Africa

Niven Reddy, GAIA Africa

Zero Waste Cities Update from Tanzania

Ana Le Rocha, Nipe Fagio

Zero Waste Cities Update from North America

KT Andresky, Breathe Free Detroit

Philippines: Rap Villavicencio, Mother Earth Foundation 

Indonesia: David Sutasurya, YPBB

Vietnam: Xuan Quach, Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance

Korea: Doun Moon, Korean Zero Waste Movement

India: Natasha Zarine, CARPE, India

Philippines: Maria Teresa Q. Doble, CSFP, Philippines

Philippines: Engr. Cle Bern Paglinawan, Siquijor, Philippines

Indonesia: Mr. Indra Bayu Kamajaya, Kelurahan Neglasari, Bandung, Indonesia


Waste Picker Leadership in Pune, India

Lubna Anantakrishnan, KKPKP

Dr Ketaki Ghatge, Assistant Health Officer, Pune Municipal Corporation


Waste Workers as Champions in Zero Waste Cities in Philippines

Zen Borlongan, National Coordinator, Mother Earth Foundation

Tiza Mafira, Indonesia Plastic Bag Diet Movement (GIDKP)

Darina Maulana, Enviu  

Marian Ledesma, Greenpeace Philippines

Nick Mallos, Ocean Conservancy

Doun Moon, Korean Zero Waste Movement 

Ana Le Rocha, Nipe Fagio

Kaisa Karjalainen, Mission Zero Academy 

Healthcare Waste, 

Dr. Glenn Paraso, Executive Director and CEO,  Mary Johnson Hospital

Sinaya Cup

Audrey Tangonan, Founder and CEO, Sinaya Cup

Addressing Textile Waste

Kaisa Karjalainen, Mission Zero Academy


Ms Gusti Ayu Mila Yulansari, Gianyar Regency Environmental Agency, Bali 


Ms Chanda Jadhav, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Mumbai


Ms Pavneet Kaur, Collector & District Magistrate, Amravati


Dr. Mei Ling Quezon-Brown, Vice Governor, Siquijor

Women Champion in Asia, Sherma Benosa, GAIA Asia Pacific

Glynda Bathan Baterina, Clean Air Asia

David Sutasurya, YPBB

Rap Villavicencio, Mother Earth Foundation

Rahyang Nusantara, Indonesia Plastic Bag Diet Movement (GIDKP)

Plastics Education

Karen Natera

Zero Waste Academy

Janssen Calvelo, GAIA Asia Pacific 


Watch the IZWCC Live

Tune in to the International Zero Waste Cities Conference from anywhere you are in the world. Send in your questions to ask and interact with our speakers during the panels. Livestreams of the conference are available in English and Bahasa Indonesia. Post-conference recordings will also be available in Mandarin and Spanish.

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A Zero Waste Month Celebration

The International Zero Waste Cities Conference is one of the final events to close out the annual Zero Waste Month. Tap the link below to check out all the other activities and events that were celebrated globally by various organizations, institutions, and businesses.

More on ZW Month

Learn More About Zero Waste

Get to know some of the leading issues we are facing today on waste, pollution, and the climate, and how these can be tackled through using Zero Waste solutions and innovations

See Real-World Action and Impact

Hear from Zero Waste experts and government officials from around the globe and see how Zero Waste is being implemented on the ground, and the difference it can make

Connect with and Join the Network

Meet and build relationships with fellow Zero Waste practitioners and advocates. Exchange ideas and experiences to learn and bring back to your work