In recent years, however, the development of long-term national strategies aligned with significant government investment and the advent of consumer awareness campaigns have set the wheels of change in motion.
The concept of ‘reduce, re-use, recycle’ has been widely integrated across the waste management landscape, from landfill diversion initiatives and waste-to-energy programmes - driven by comprehensive circular economy policy frameworks.
On Episode 7, we pinpoint the major challenges facing government and sector stakeholders in the UAE and wider MENA region, and take an in-depth look at the various projects, programmes and initiatives already positively impacting waste reduction goals.
Moderator Jeffrey Beyer, Founder and Managing Director of Zest Associates, is joined by
Ali Al Dhaheri, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company – Tadweer;
Nivine Issa, who has headed up environmental and waste engineering teams in the region, across a range of projects in the infrastructure and built environment sector; and Dr Samah Alghalebi, Director at Dubai-headquartered Smart Waste & Energy Solutions.
An imperative under UN Sustainable Development Goal number 11, our panellists will share their expert insight, experiences, and examine ways in which the region is tackling waste management to help ensure the wellness of societies and mitigate climate change.
Future Energy Insights seeks to address the biggest challenges shaping the future of energy today, both in the Middle East and around the world.