Webinar Abstract:

Arctic cities face uniquely challenging conditions for solid waste management, including harsh weather, geographic remoteness, limited infrastructure, and a rapidly changing climate. Arctic residents produce twice as much garbage annually than the global per capita average, with lower rates of waste collection and recycling than the rest of the world.

Harvard Kennedy School's Arctic Initiative, together with the Arctic Mayors’ Forum, is hosting a webinar to explore how Arctic cities are implementing innovative approaches, including circular economy strategies, to address pollution and create cleaner, more sustainable places to live.

In this webinar, a panel of researchers and practitioners will discuss:

  • The unique waste management challenges faced by Arctic cities,
  • The serious health and environmental consequences of improper waste disposal, and
  • Real-world best practices for improving waste management.

This event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.

For more information and to register, go to: Event webpage

For questions, contact:
Elizabeth Hanlon
Email: ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-495-5964