July 5. Pahra Hall. 15:30 - 16:30

Panel discussion

Collect and recycle. Worldwide experience in waste management

Waste management is one of the most difficult questions for modern cities. The infrastructure can't keep up with urbanization and modern waste and recycling plants should be appearing instead of landfills. Moscow alone produces more than 10 000 tons of waste every day. A new law regulating the system of managing solid municipal waste should help to overcome the crisis. In addition to issues related to infrastructure development, issues regarding the transition to recycling, regulating the prices and creating a market for recycled materials will be addressed. Recently, Moscow announced the transition to recycling by 2020. Another relevant topic for the city is managing construction waste.

  • How are Moscow and other cities working on creating infrastructure for waste collection and recycling?
  • Does the government plan to create new markets for recycled materials?
  • What are Moscow's policies regarding construction waste and what innovations are planned in this area?


Kirill Nikitin
Partner, PwC Russia


Martina Ableidinger
Head of External Affairs, Vienna's Municipal Department for Waste Management
Alexandr Soloviev
Head, Housing and communal services and improvement department, Moscow City Government
Denis Butsaev
Head, Russian Ecological Operator
Gleb Nikitin
Governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region
Graham Alabaster
Chief, Sanitation and Waste Management UN-Habitat
Diane Galbe
Senior Executive Vice-President, SUEZ
Artem Sedov
General Director, The Big Three (“Bolshaya Troyka”)
Shawn Rosenmoss
Manager, SF Carbon Fund, Development and Community Partnerships, Senior Environmental Specialist

First row experts

Jean-Philippe Dugoin-Clement
Sustainable Development Vice-President, Paris Region Council
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