Webinar 20.07.2021: “Health and Climate Imperatives to Address Open Burning of Waste”


20:00 (GMT+7), 20.07.2021

Location(s): online

Organizer: ISWA, Engineering X, CCAC, IGES, and WasteAid


Open burning of waste poses critical issues on human health, environment, and climate. However, it is considered a local issue and receives not sufficient attention. The webinar “Health and Climate Imperatives to Address Open Burning of Waste” discusses the root cause of open burning of waste and associated consequences. Subsequently, it aims to raise awareness at all levels to create a global movement to address the practice.


– Sandra Mazo-Nix. Municipal Solid Waste Initiative Coordinator @ Climate & Clean Air Coalition
– Zoë Lenkiewicz. Senior Technical Advisor and Head of Communications @ WasteAid
– Mayor Talib Bensouda of Kanifing Municipal Council, The Gambia
– Hazel Ingham. Programme Manager @ Engineering X Safer End of Engineered Life
– Dr Johannes Paul. Advisor, Sector Project “Concepts for sustainable solid waste management and circular economy” @ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
– Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage. Director @ IGES Center Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET), IGES, Japan
– Aditi Ramola. Technical Director @ International Solid Waste Association (ISWA, moderator)

Registration is free of charge. Further information: https://app.livestorm.co