Iryna Myronova, executive director of Zero Waste Lviv, took part in The UN Climate Change Conference, which took place in Egypt from November 6 to 18.

Iryna took part in a discussion about cities’ transitions to “zero waste”, where she shared Lviv’s experience. She told how the “zero waste” approach has a positive effect on climate change and at the same time takes into account the rights of local communities.

In addition, Iryna Myronova presented a report exposing the links between fashion brands, their synthetic clothing and Russian oil. The report was created by the Changing Markets Foundation, and Zero Waste Alliance Ukraine.

At the panel discussion on how the fashion industry finances the war in Ukraine, they discussed in detail how well-known clothing manufacturers are connected with Russian raw materials, how much the fashion industry is dependent on plastic, what problems it creates for the environment and more.

Iryna also took part in a discussion about the waste of war, about the challenges for Ukraine and the impact on the environment and climate.

COP brings together politicians, public figures and business representatives from around the world every year to discuss how to improve the environment on a global scale. In 2022, the conference was hosted by Egypt. About 30,000 people attended the event. The main theme of this year’s #COP27 is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and averting a global catastrophe due to rising temperatures.

For the first time, Ukraine had its own pavilion, which was divided into two blocks – the consequences of the war for the climate and the vision of Ukraine’s future as one of the guarantor states and participants of the UN climate goals.

In general, the Ukrainian delegation intended to convey information about the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the climate, to gain support for the country’s revival, and to start an international dialogue to agree on uniform approaches to calculating the losses and consequences caused by the war.

#COP27 participants were presented with the “Green Grain Pathways” initiative, which addresses the global threat to world food security and the creation of partnerships at every stage of the grain supply chain.