MOCCAE and Tadweer Introduce the Waste to Zero Initiative, Focusing on Sustainable Waste Management

The Waste to Zero initiative has been formally launched by Tadweer, the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company, and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE). The Waste to Zero program, which was introduced during COP28 UAE, intends to support projects aimed at decarbonizing waste management and creating a foundation for the circular economy, thereby strengthening the UAE’s dedication to sustainability. The declaration serves as a signal of the UAE’s commitment to promoting international cooperation and highlighting creative responses to climate change.

Transforming Challenges In The Waste Management Industry

UAE Minister of (MOCCAE), Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, took the stage at COP28 UAE to declare the official launch of the Waste to Zero initiative, assuming the chairmanship to drive its ambitious goals forward.

During COP28 UAE, Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri announced that Tadweer and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment would be working together to introduce the Waste to Zero initiative. The project is in line with a crucial COP28 UAE implementation pillar and seeks to decarbonize the waste management value chain.

Waste to Zero’s Role in Resilience and Growth

In accordance with the Paris Agreement, Waste to Zero is a voluntary partnership that promotes the adoption of the circular economy and works to reduce emissions. The shift to a circular economy model and waste-to-energy infrastructure were among the solutions highlighted by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri.

The partnership, according to Tadweer CEO Ali Al Dhaheri, is a major milestone in the fight against climate change, with Waste to Zero acting as a forum for discussion, awareness-raising, and practical solutions. Tadweer, Roland Berger, and MOCCAE reaffirmed their commitment to promoting revolutionary change for a future that is more sustainable.

Waste to Zero was cited by Hani Tohme, Managing Partner of Roland Berger Middle East, as a significant turning point in their dedication to environmentally friendly ways to decarbonize the waste management industry. He underlined the initiative’s objective, which is to work with MOCCAE and Tadweer at COP28 UAE to transform the world’s garbage catastrophe into a chance for resilience, growth, and rejuvenation.

Waste to Zero Program: Addressing Challenges in the Waste Management Industry

The Waste to Zero efforts, led by Tadweer and MOCCAE, will organize talks, workshops, and awareness campaigns around the world. The goals of the circular economy, sustainable resource management, and the most recent advancements in waste management and carbon emission reduction will be the main topics of these activities.

The program tackles issues that the waste management industry faces and is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives related to climate change. By encouraging investments in infrastructure projects, generating jobs, lowering reliance on natural resources, and fortifying regulatory frameworks, Waste to Zero will advance solutions for global decarbonization.


This partnership highlights the importance of the waste management industry in combating climate change. This would also enable everyone involved to be encouraged to set higher goals and strive for measurable outcomes. Waste to Zero demonstrates practical action to reduce climate change and usher in a sustainable future, which is in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Last Updated on March 19, 2024 by News Editor

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