The International Alliance of Waste Pickers is a union of waste picker organizations representing more than 460,000 workers across 34 countries
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COP21 UN Climate Change Conference in París

Paris, France, December 2015


During the COP21 representatives of waste pickers from Colombia, Brazil, France, India and South Africa participated in different meetings and side events in Paris.

During the two weeks of the COP21 in Paris waste pickers participated in various meetings, actions and conferences. We list here some of those:

Waste Pickers: Paving the Solutions Path to Climate Change

Event organized by Zero Waste Europe GAIA and Zero Waste France at the COP21 in Paris. Dec 10th 2015.

Waste picker organizations:
+ Supriya Bhadakwad (KKPKP, SWaCH ) and Pratibha Sharma (GAIA). India.
+ Khonkun Hamid (Safain Sena) and Imran Khan (CHINTAN). India.
+ Simon Mbata (SAWPA, South African Waste Pickers Association). South Africa.
+ Nohra Padilla (Recyclers Alliance of Bogota). Colombia.
+ Patric (Amelior). France.
+ Severino Lima Junio (MNCR: National Movement of Waste Pickers in Brazil). Brazil.

+ Laila Iskandar

Moderation: Mariel Vilella (Zero Waste Europe GAIA).