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COP 25


A&WMA  Participation in the UNFCCC COP25
Conference of the Parties on Climate Change 


In 2017, the Air & Waste Management Association gained official observer status for the UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, the supreme decision making body for the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC).  The COP is tasked with reviewing communications and emission inventories and assessing the effects of the measures taken and the progress made in achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention.  

 
Having official observer status at the COP truly places A&WMA on the international stage with a presence in the room as agreements are being developed and released. While we are not in the business or position of taking a stance on climate change, having the opportunity to engage with other international associations on the topic and bring real-time, high-level communications back to our members on international policy and projects is a privilege that we will use to foster the continuation of progress on this topic, said Michele Gehring, A&WMA President. 

This year, three delegates will be attending the COP from December 2-13 in Madrid, Spain.  Michele Gehring, A&WMA President, Jack Broadbent, CEO and APCO, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and Jeff Muffat, A&WMA Treasurer.

Follow their adventure on our website and Twitter feed and get informed on what's happening at the COP technical sessions and high level discussions.