Prague Climate Talks: “Waste as a driver of climate change: what are the solutions?”

The links between waste and climate change are manifold. Waste piled in landfills produces greenhouse gases (especially methane, which is 25 times stronger than CO2). One third of all the food in the world is wasted and this contributes to 8% of global emissions. In short, waste is an often-overlooked but significant driver of climate change. What innovative solutions are being implemented to tackle this problem? What are the impacts of plastic deposit schemes or plastic bag bans? What are the barriers to efficiently reducing waste? Come and join our debate!

The event will take place on Monday, 13th May 2019 from 16:00 to 17:30 at the European House, Jungmannova 24, Prague 1.


Cyril Klepek, CEO, Secondary raw material exchange CYRKL, Zdrojová platforma

Jaromír Manhart, Director of Waste Management Department, Ministry of the


Ivo Kropáček, Waste expert, Friends of the Earth – Hnutí Duha

Moderation: Jana Karásková, Czech Zero Waste

Please register for the event here. Invitation is available here.

The event is also available on Facebookwhere you can find more information.

The lecture will be followed by Q&A session and will be held in Czech with the translation to English. Refreshments will be provided. 

The project is organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and Glopolis, in cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague, and under the auspices of the UN Information Centre Prague.